In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark played by actor James Franco and his producer Aaron Rapoport played by Seth Rogen run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimise themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
It is due to release 25th december 2014. The institutions in this film are point great pictures who specialise in comedy and Columbia pictures which is a well known world wide institution.
The primary target audience is males aged 15/30 this is because the comedy is targeted towards adults and it is a action movie and will appeal more to males. The secondary target audience will be parents male and female this is because the age rating may be a 16a if the child is 16 or under the adult will accompany them and watch it.
In the opening shots it’s slow shots showing 3 Korean children playing Korean music then cuts to the institution logos. The shots get quicker and quicker throughout until the end where it starts to get slower and the shots like close ups are becoming more frequent. It starts to speed up 20seconds in where the action starts to be shown more in the trailer. This happens to make the trailer more exiting during the action scenes.
The trailer shows 3 of todorovs narrative theory’s this is so that it gives the target audience a teaser without giving them the full plot making them more interested creating an enigma. The equilibrium where it is normal which ends at 20seconds in , the disruptions which is where they land in Korea and it lasts 46seconds, in the last seconds of the trailer it shows the two main characters trying to repair the disruption.
I think there is a stereotype as it is showing that the leader of Korea is how everyone perceives and it suggests that fighting and being undercover will win the day as they are fighting against him.
Throughout the trailer the Korean music is played this fits in with the theme as it is based in Korea. There is dialogue from the characters and it does show text explaining what’s going on and there is diegetic sounds of gun shots and explosions which is typical from the type of genre which is action.