According to various sources, sony has decided to release "The interview" film in spite of terrorists' threats. Although no major movie theater chain wants the movie because of the security issues and it would conflict with their schedules since sony barely made this announcement at the last minute. However several smaller indie art house theaters have agreed to help sony by showing the movie anyway in spite of the risks involved because they don't believe censorship like this should be accepted. What are your thoughts on this?
I think it's great; those small theaters understand far better than those only concerned with the almighty dollar.
I also see that N Korea has had an internet failure, beginning shortly after Obama's speech on the matter. Is it possible that our President finally took a reasonable step in foreign relations instead of perpetually apologizing?
hmm. that does seem a bit TOO COINCIDENTAL now that you mention it because I know the Sony announcement barely came out yesterday, and it was around the same time North Korea's internet went out. You think there could be a connection?
Not with the Sony announcement, but the possibility is certainly there with the President's speech. One can only hope.
(My local paper said they were down around 9 hours before getting it back up. Whereupon it has flickered in and out since then. We DO have some hackers in the country, and I'd bet some work for the CIA...)
Tell North Korea and that fat moron in charge to stick it where the sun don't shine. If they don't like it, turn them into a parking lot....
I think it's wonderful. Sony's response to this idiotic threat was beyond disturbing. Are we going to allow lunatics to decide what we can and cannot do? I am relieved they reversed their decision.
Yup. Now we just have to hope and pray nothing bad happens during those screenings. It's almost a damn shame I'm not going to be able to see it on Christmas day, but I'm sure if it's still in theaters by next week, then I'll check it out on my day off or something.
I had seen the movie ,full of vulgarity and 'potty humor'.
While the N. Koreans need to recognize that the President has little control over the concept of free expression in this country, some forms of speech while legal, can be considered irresponsible and not helpful in pursuing a larger and more important objective. We need to persuade North Korea to take any peaceful efforts on our part seriously. Who would think that a stupid movie could take our diplomacy and negotiation efforts back to square one? What other currently living world leader would our media so brazenly humiliate in this way?
I do forget the parody of Hitler and Mussolini by the "three stooges" Moe does a great Hitler. But this was during wartime, not during delicate negotiations
I agree with you one hundred percent, as I even said the same thing my review of it on here. Although i personally thought it was funny, I do agree with you that it was done in very bad tastes. Granted, we do have freedom of speech and expression; which is a power that some countries don't allow their people to have.
Like Uncle Ben once told Peter Parker, "With great power comes great responsibility." Freedom of speech is a huge power to have, but it can be misused when misdirected. To be fair though, if you watched the trailers to "The Interview", then you should've known automatically it's one of those vulgar potty humor d**k joke movies. Seriously, you'd have to be naive not to know that after watching any of the trailers; hence nothing about the movie really surprised me because it came out exactly how i thought it would.
Like Uncle Ben once told Peter Parker, "With great power comes great responsibility." How appropriate and well stated, our hero "Spiderman" made that part of his obligation to serve the community. You've got it.
My spouse can download first run movies, and she did that for the 'Interview' without preview to see what all the hubbub was about.
Nobody says that you can't have a little fun with movies the "Animal House genre? Who couldn't have fun with the movie, Animal House?
But, the humor and fun did not cross critically sensitive lines, like this "Interview" does.
I will have to check on your review of this film and others as my wife enjoys good movies.
I think tragedy and comedy have collided in this instance. The tragedy that the leadership in N.K. has taken itself so seriously and it takes offence to a movie from a country they hate is so comical. If there are any ramifications to be watched it is with China who is becoming very powerful and is gaining a technological advantage from all the science we give to them so freely. When you look at the far east over history, there is always a tendency to take our technology, duplicate it and use it against us.
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