North Korea loves posting propaganda videos to YouTube, both to showcase their 2001 CGI skills and to buoy morale in the factories. Their latest creation rips off cut-scenes from Call of Duty and some god-awful CGI to show a young boy, Canon camera in hand, flying into space and then bombing the hell outta New York, all set to a hilarious piano cover of MJ’s We Are The World.
The video appeared over the weekend on the YouTube channel of Uriminzokkiri, an official North Korean propaganda website. (If you want a laugh, check out some of the articles on their website; this is my particular favourite.) The captions that accompany the fantasy are even more vicious — “Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing; it seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze” runs over the images of New York getting attacked; the video finishes with the tasteful “despite attempts by imperialists to isolate and crush us … never will anyone be able to stop the people marching towards a final victory.”