The Democratic People’s Republic, under King Jong Il’s son Kim Jong-un, has taken great offense to the upcoming movie the The Interview. The Interview was planned to premiere on Christmas Day, but has been canceled after anonymous hackers threatened attacks on theaters sowing the movie. According to US officials, the North Korean government is responsible for the hacks. Major theater chains quickly began canceling their screening. Sony said in a statement, “We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.” Now footage of the the scene causing the most commotion has been released to the public.” A link to the scene from The Interview can be seen HERE.
Seth Rogan and James Franco seem to be cashing in on all the publicity. Could this movie truly be worth the wait? Richard Corliss, journalist for Time Magazine, compares The Interview to all of the other Seth Rogan movies such as Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Neighbors, and This Is the End. That’s no surprise, so I guess we’re not missing much. Corliss adds, “Maybe you will love The Interview — if you can ever see the movie — as much as some people hate or fear it. But if you’re hoping for any cogent political satire here, then the joke’s on you.” What do you think? Did The Interview premiere deserve to be canceled? Do you even care?