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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It isn't their fault. It is absolutely not the fault of the "offender" if someone decides that they don't like something and blow up innocent people over that offense they take. It is solely the fault and responsibility of the terrorists/people who did the act. There is nothing "reckless" about "offending" people, especially not when it is something like entertainment. In fact, the movie would have bombed completely if those "offended" wouldn't have said anything about it in the first place. If anyone is responsible for good publicity and making the movie known, it is those who decided to be offended, to express that offense in a violent or ridiculous way. They are responsible for the likely increase in the number of people who now wish to watch this movie.
    It's not a matter of offense, it's a matter of the threat. As I said previously, if someone calls in a bomb threat to an airport, or a specific flight, do you think the authorities just let everyone go on their merry way and if the place blows up or the plane blows up they just say, oops, not our fault, guess the "offended" party meant it - go sue them.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It's not a matter of offense, it's a matter of the threat. As I said previously, if someone calls in a bomb threat to an airport, or a specific flight, do you think the authorities just let everyone go on their merry way and if the place blows up or the plane blows up they just say, oops, not our fault, guess the "offended" party meant it - go sue them.
    No, it's a matter of offense. And the threat is still coming from someone else, and that person should be held responsible. Especially since it is not a reliable threat.

    I'm not on the bandwagon to stop the world over unconfirmed or highly unlikely threats. Something like this, is not a likely threat. It also should never be the fault of the people to consider such a thing a legitimate threat. It would be one thing if you got a specific threat, at a specific theater, and that theater didn't take precautions, such as to have their theater checked for bombs or other things.

    This is not a legitimate threat. It is a general threat which has happened before and resulted in absolutely no deaths, nothing. It is empty as far as loss of life or attacks go in all likelihood.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Nations with nukes don't get attacked militarilly. (with an exception for the rocket attacks on Israel)
    Or an attack out of Afghanistan on twin towers in nyc or Pakistan. Or on. .. But that isn't your question. Do we have the capability of hitting NK with impunity, is what you are wondering. And yes, we probably could.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I don't know if I'm not understanding you, or if it may be the other way around.

    I actually think that the movie would do just as well, if not better, on opening day then it would have if there was no such threat. I don't think the threat would cause a sizable hit to how much traffic The Interview would do. That goes back to my comments regarding the target audience of the movie and their likely reaction to such "threats".

    Where I think the theaters would take a hit would be with the majority of the OTHER movies in the theater that day...specifically kid, tween, or family movies. I think the target audiences there (or those with control over said target audiences) would be more likely to see the threat and be scared off by it, deciding to just forgo a trip to the theaters on that day.

    Your average soccer mom, for instance, isn't thinking about the nuanced notions of what a terrorist attack by north korean hackers would end up causing and how different these "terrorists" are from other "terrorists"...they just likely see an unnecessary threat that's being bulit up as problematic and go "umm, I'll keep my kids home instead".


    I didn't factor in attendence for other movies, so yeah, it may either be more of a total loss for the theaters with 25% to maybe a slight bump on that particular movie alone.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Sums the kerfuffle up nicely. Norks Nix Yanks' Pix :: SteynOnline

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I didn't factor in attendence for other movies, so yeah, it may either be more of a total loss for the theaters with 25% to maybe a slight bump on that particular movie alone.
    Yeah, the overall hit to the theaters is why I understand...from a business perspective...why the theaters were trying to pull it.

    Do I like that? No. Do I wish they would just show a little guys rather and take a little bit of a profit hit for one day? Yes. But can I BLAME a business for likely making a good BUSINESS decision? No, not really.

    Which is also why I feel the same way about Sony pulling it from the theaters after the major ones started to say they wouldn't show it. This isn't Sony's only movie, and it would be bad business to try and get into a slug fest with the theaters over this and trying to litigate it and force it on them. Again, hard to blame them for making a reasonable business decision even if I personally wish they would act otherwise.

    Where the blame for me finally lands is with them seemingly just refusing to distribute it in any fashion. To me, that isn't a sound business decision what so ever, and is thus completely reasonable to blame them for doing it.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    It's important to recognize that there is zero conclusive evidence that NK was behind the hack.

    Anyone could be a suspect. Allegations made by corporations (i. e. for PR purposes) are not credible statements, and even otherwise, there's no way sony could know the identity of the hackers.
    Fascinating!!

    So now you are an expert on computer security, and the intricate details of the FBI investigation of the Sony hack.

    Pray tell, please keep us updated.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Do you really think they would throw 42 million dollars away like that? Not to mention all the play royalties of the movie, ESPECIALLY now do to all the free publicity over a perceived threat from N. Korea who has a history of all bark no bite?


    Or do you think they might of got thier hands on something sony is REALLY ****ting a brick over?
    I suspect that it is because of the theaters that are refusing to show the movie and Sony not wanting to risk getting most of the blame if any attacks happen.

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    No, I think your idea that there are only "a handful" of movies against commies is dumb as hell. That's all.
    We know Hollywood is leftist, if its news open a book!

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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Can you name any mainstream Hollywood movies with a pro-communist message?
    By the idiotic logic used above? How about enemy at the gates?
    That wasn't my point, it was the ideological lean of hollywood, where America is the bad guy, where America is this awful, racist, sexist place (pick your favorite wedge issue or identity political group) where the soldier is the bad guy. Where celebrities paint the US as this horrible place. Thats cultural marxism of the hollywood variety.

    Its amazing how much you guys miss.

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