The North Korean regime has criticised a Hollywood comedy about the assassination of Kim Jong-un, saying it shows the "desperation" of American society.
A spokesman for Mr Kim said the dictator would probably watch the film, starring Seth Rogan and James Franco, which is due to be released in October.
The Interview is the tale of two talk show hosts given the opportunity to travel to North Korea to interview its ruler. However, they are enlisted as agents by the US and ordered to assassinate Mr Kim, who is played by Randall Park, a Korean-American actor.
A trailer for the film shows tank chases, missile launches and lavish banquets over which Mr Kim presides.
Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace and a mouthpiece for the regime in Pyongyang, was dismissive. "There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society," he said.
"A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine. And let us not forget who killed [John F] Kennedy – Americans.
"In fact, President Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well."
He also dismissed Hollywood movies as being "full of assassinations and executions" and expressed the opinion that British films were far better. "James Bond is a good character and those films are much more enjoyable," he said.
However, that appreciation does not stretch to Die Another Day, the 2002 film starring Pierce Brosnan, which also cast the North Koreans as the villains.
Immediately after its release, North Korean state media described the film as "dirty and cursed".