North Korea releases a propaganda film using Call of Duty and Michael Jackson.
The latest piece of insane anti-american propaganda to come out of Korea uses some fairly distinctly american things. First off, they start with a man sleeping next to a canon camera. I’m unsure what the camera is supposed to signify, seeing as we’re clearly watching someone sleep. To me, it would be safe to assume that what we’re about to watch is some sort of dream sequence, and for some reason the camera represents that.
Then the music cues, and we’re delighted to hear a Korean karaoke version of Michael Jackson’s We are the World. It doesn’t stop there. The rough translation of the silent film-esque cue cards tells us:
“”Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing. It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze.”
The camera then navigates the globe to show New York in shambles. If the scene looks familiar to you, it might be because you played through it in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
To recap quickly: North Korea is illustrating it’s potential domination by showing us a Korean man sleeping next to a Japanese camera dreaming to music made by an American to images from a game created and manufactured in the United States.
The video is currently gone from the YouTube account, since Activision has placed a copyright claim on the video.
Do you feel threatened by the North Korean propaganda film? Or does it just come off so ridiculous that it can’t be taken seriously?