North Korea Takes Aim at Bond

According to the BBC, the North Korean government is not happy with the country’s portrayal in the latest James Bond film, Die Another Day.  To begin with, the film portrays the country as “backward” (showing cows till fields).  In addition, Mr. Bond finds time for sex in a Buddhist temple.  Finally, and least subtly, the film begins with Mr. Bond being captured and tortured by the DPRK army.

According to the report,

“North Korea has called on the United States to stop showing Die Another Day saying it is “insulting the Korean nation”.   The film – starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry – “clearly proves” the US is “the root cause of all disasters and misfortune of the Korean nation” and is “an empire of evil”, according to the Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland.

The most interesting insight here is that they do not appear to understand that the US government does not have the power to “stop showing” the film.

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