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

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    Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas | Variety



    Well, that surely won't embolden the hackers and terrorists.
    I understand why, but I kinda feel like we've let them win because of it. We're too afraid of going to a movie now? Man, the fear mongering about terrorists has us whipped.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

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    It seems to me that if someone blew up a theater full of moviegoers then it would be North Korea that should be the target of anger, not Sony.
    I don't disagree - but who do you think would get sued in US courts? Sony? The theater? The North Koreans?

    It would be a public relations disaster for Sony and the theater chain.

    And let's be clear, it is the theater chains that initially pulled out of showing the film and it got to the point where Sony had to pull out.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    Wait...the threat of TERRORISM is the reason why people dont want to see the movie and NOT because it looks like its going to suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck?

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

    Call me skeptical ... This would be an ad man's dream of super hype for any release or project start up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post

    It seems to me that if someone blew up a theater full of moviegoers then it would be North Korea that should be the target of anger, not Sony.
    Think liability. If something happened then all the ambulance chasers in the country would be pissing themselves to get a piece of Sony.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

    At first, I thought it might have been a publicity stunt to hype the movie.

    At the end of the day, it's about money. Liability. "Negligence," and the interpretation thereof, to be settled over time in the courts and the associated costs.

    Further, we do not know just how sensitive and valuable the hacked intel is to Sony. It may be dollar foolish and penny wise to proceed in the name of what we might think is right.

    Add to that the refusal of the theater's to show the movie, it just makes good business sense to pull it.

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

    This was the exact message of the 200th episode of South Park, that threatening violence against speech you don't like is the way to get what you want, and it works.

    Of course that chastising message was entirely bleeped out by Comedy Central and the episode has never re-aired and is even censored on the DVD. Because Comedy Central was afraid of threats of violence...

    **** that. Just investigate and arrest the perpetrators, their threats and possible actions aren't anyone else's responsibility.

    As consumers, we should condemn such cowardice.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    This was the exact message of the 200th episode of South Park, that threatening violence against speech you don't like is the way to get what you want, and it works.

    Of course that chastising message was entirely bleeped out by Comedy Central and the episode has never re-aired and is even censored on the DVD. Because Comedy Central was afraid of threats of violence...

    **** that. Just investigate and arrest the perpetrators, their threats and possible actions aren't anyone else's responsibility.

    As consumers, we should condemn such cowardice.
    I agree but we have no skin in the game. All we stand to lose is the cost of admission is the movies sucks. (Assuming the threats are just a bunch of hot air.)

    Sony might have an entirely different point of view. We don't know how much they stand to lose by standing on principle.

    Maybe they should have just given Dennis Rodman the lead role in the movie.
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    Re: Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

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    Well, that surely won't embolden the hackers and terrorists.
    There are many things on my Xmas wish list, and mainstream-corporate media crap is never among them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It sounds weak and it makes me angry that it comes to this, but in this day an age it would be irresponsible on the part of Sony and the theaters that would air the movie to potentially put crowds of movie goers in danger.
    sony doesn't care about the safety of movie-goers. It only cares about profit. The story about there being a threat to movie-goers is likely just some PR b. s. put out by the studio.

    It's more likely that the hackers have information on sony that could further endanger their profitability and have threatened to release it.

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