Ahead of the meeting, Trump had said he would be able to work out within the first minute whether his North Korean counterpart was serious about making peace. "I would like to get them home". Writing for Forbes, Michael Shellenberger saw value in the video, writing, "As cheesy as the video is, it's precisely the vision of a high-energy planet that poor nations generally, and North Korea particularly, need right now". I think we're going to have a tremendously successful (meeting).and it's my honour and we will have a terrific relationship... "I thought it was well done", he told reporters on Tuesday. "I showed it to you because that is the future". I asked Graham if cheating by Kim meant military conflict. "And the other alternative is just not a very good alternative", Trump said in a press conference filled with many unusual moments and comments.
The video was so overtly ambitious, schlocky and corny that The Washington Post reported other journalists in the room assuming that the clip was North Korean propaganda. The New York Times improved the trailer by a hundredfold. It presents the meeting as a choice for Kim-offering him the chance of global investment and resources, and asking whether he will become a "hero of his people".
While this was Kim Jong-un's first such meeting in front of a pool of photographers and global journalists, he appeared to be very at east in the situation while both he and Donald Trump seemed to embrace the positive spirit of the moment.
Mark Castaldo, the founder of Destiny Pictures based in Los Angeles, tweeted that he woke up to "100s of emails and calls from all over the world" after his company's name was bizarrely credited in Trump's dramatized video shown at the summit in Singapore.
Perhaps the usage of the word "destiny" is intentional. Trump is expected to bring up denuclearisation of the peninsula, while Kim is likely to ask Trump to lift global sanctions on the North. And perhaps it was smart to speak to the North Koreans in a common language they could understand -movies.