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North Korea’s state-run television broadcasted an edited movie-style video of Kim Jong Un on Friday, March 25, 2022. The video was broadcast a day after North Korea conducted a test-firing of what could be the country’s most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile. As the missile took off, Kim Jong Un kept an eye on it, taking note of it and commemorating it. The movie-like video, which was shared on Twitter, has since gone insanely viral. The video’s cinematic background score and action-movie-style cuts contributed to the amusing content created by cybercitizens.
Video of Kim Jong Un
While some suggested that the video should have ended with a dance to the viral hit song Gangnam Style from 2012, others reacted with a slew of memes and jokes about various parts of the video. Some of the tweets have been compiled in this blog.
“This seriously needs to be a mash-up video,” a Twitter user named @colinza wrote. The first part immediately made me think of “Gangnam Style.”
“Bond movie directors, are you watching?” wrote one user.
Do you remember the scene from James Franco and Seth Rogen’s film The Interview? In the parody film, the character who played Kim Jong Un was a huge Katy Perry fan, and this tweet perfectly justifies the missile’s name: “Katy 1” was the name of the rocket.
“It’s like a bunch of 14-year-olds have filmed themselves ‘being cool’ for some talent show audition,” wrote @PedroCabanna.
Explained in Video by Kim Jong Un
The launch came after the US and South Korean militaries announced that North Korea was preparing a flight of a new large ICBM first revealed in the month of October 2020.
In the video footage, the diminutive despot, dressed in gleaming leather and aviator shades, assumed a larger-than-life role in Pyongyang’s slick production as he oversaw the first launch of the Hwasong-17. Kim, flanked by military officers, walks slowly and points as the hanger doors swing open to reveal the massive foreign ballistic missile.
The video of North Korea’s missile launch has gone viral on YouTube.
As the video cut back and forth between Kim and the officers glancing at their watches—prior to the strongman removing his sunglasses—the “80s-inspired soundtrack speeds up. He then looks into the camera with a dramatic expression and gives a slight nod to begin the launch sequence. As the countdown begins, an officer yells into a phone, a soldier waves a flag, and many rogue troops begin shouting in a command trailer.