The Interview

Discussion in Movies, Music & Games started by Theo • Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Theo

    TheoWell-Known Member

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    Would you go and see it or watch it online? For those who are watching it online would you buy or rent? It seems they want to profit from this as much as they can, now they know North Korea isn't behind the cyber attack. Some may say, 'Can you trust them?' but they have no reason to lie and if they were, they had a more valid reason than anyone else.

    Personally I think it's all hype and Sony are trying to save face for all angles. All this talk of freedom of speech is great, but the topic of the film is about a country that doesn't have those rights. Perhaps those who keep reinforcing this should recognize that it is not a guaranteed right in life.
     
  2. downsouth

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    I saw the controversy surrounding this on CNN. It is nothing more than a political comedy. Hollywood loves to cause controversy. North Korea and its dictatorship need to be exposed anyway. I had a friend who escaped and fled to South Korea and later came to the United States and he told me horror stories under the Kim Jong-il regime. His son is doing nothing different or better. What exactly are the North Koreans threatening ? I don't think Sony has anything to worry about.
     
  3. Allison2021

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    I would be more than happy to go see the movie at one those Independent Theaters. I would like to support Sony because their showing fear was a mistake. They were threatened with harm that was a form of censorship.
    I guess that President Obama was correct. Sony should have given him a call before pulling the movie last week. The president probably would have told Sony not to be afraid of those threats.
     
  4. Squigly

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    I think that is has the premise of being an interesting movie, but I am not a fan of Seth Rogen. Even if the movie was to be shown as usual I would probably have waited for an online release, or for it to get onto cable.
     
  5. valiantx

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    Saw this movie yesterday, because my sister wanted to watch the movie, and it was an okay movie - however, I understand why Kim Jong Un would be mad because it gets graphic towards the end of the movie.

    I believe the hack was done by Sony hired hackers, who made it appear as if the corporation's data were hacked by North Korean hacker cell, in order to hype the movie and as a mean for Sony to lead in the online theater viewing format, because it would help to cut a lot of costs for their company in many ways that have not been taken advantage of by major film companies. By leasing a film on the internet instead of leasing it to theater companies, Sony personnel believe this will advance their business as a cheaper platform to sell their movies, which Sony personnel believe will encourage more people to pay and watch at their homes without all the hassle of driving and watching a movie at a theater building or complex - the Interview movie was merely the instrument to prop this new market tactic, being that the situation in North Korea and most countries are sour in relations. What intrigue me to believe my theory here even more is that North Korea's internet servers went wonky a few days ago after Sony planned on leasing the film on a internet platform, which in my opinion is not a coincident.
     
  6. valiantx

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    Well, I still believe in my opinion about North Korea not hacking Sony database, but here are two sources for people who are still interested in the controversy:

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  7. Onionman

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    Someone sent a version around on Facebook, of all things, the other day. I started watching it but then I had to go out so haven't had a chance to get into it. I've heard that it's not a masterpiece but I'll give it a whirl and have an opinion on it all once I've seen it.
     
  8. Thejamal

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    Pretty big Tin foil hat theory going on here!

    No reason to suspect that Sony was behind the hacking attack. This has been checked out by the U.S Government extensively (obviously) and reports from the government believed that this was indeed an attack from an international source. If Sony was behind this, that would have been found out quite a bit of time ago.

    Regardless, the actual movie was pretty funny, but nowhere near worth all the hoopla made about it from everybody. Some slightly sketchy jokes, but nothing ridiculously over the top.