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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    That sums it up.....if it's not a giant publicity stunt
    Could be. I don't see it making good numbers at theaters. Maybe the hype will get it going on pay per view.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    I saw a movie the other night in the theater where the Aurora shooting happened. It was very unsettling, and I felt a little jumpy the whole time I was there. These threats hit a little closer to home for me than it probably does for others. I think the theaters did the right thing canceling the showings. But the whole thing is a shame and makes me mad. I hope they can take some action against the hackers.

    Oh, and I plan to watch this movie now just to spite North Korea. I might actually pay when I download it.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    It looks like Sony's decision was based on theater companies not wanting to show the film. That's more a reflection on the theaters. That being said, Sony could have released the movie to television, PPV, streaming, etc. THAT decision is on them.

    This whole episode is indicative of how far down the rabbit hole we've fallen. The idea that a vague threat by a group that has shown no capability of carrying out the threat can prompt this reaction is sickening.

    Hell, I bought a copy of The Satanic Verses just because of all the threats the jihadi's were making and they actually had a history of carrying out threats.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Could be. I don't see it making good numbers at theaters. Maybe the hype will get it going on pay per view.


    I have a feeling the flick is a bomb. My one time neighbor Seth hasn't had any big ones of late, and if the audio clips are any example, this is a stinker. Before the big threat, there was talk of going direct to video for "security reasons"

    So, rather than lose another $100 million, they cut their loses and create a huge demand in DVD and PPV.

    Frankly, I am disappointed at the US response over all. I would have thought the greatest nation on earth would rally, that patriots would have flooded theaters to show those Korean pricks they will not be bullied by a primitive people.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Although this movie wasn't going to be as good as "The Wizard of OZ" or "Gone with the Wind" it was still wrong to pull it to cowtow to the troublemakers.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    A few theaters cancelled it.
    The four largest theater chains in the country - Regal, AMC, Cinemark and Carmike - pulled it from their theaters. That's not "a few theaters". Those companies account for 1526 theaters in the country - that's the vast majority of theaters. Like I said, Sony had no choice but to pull it after they pulled out.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    No.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    I would never have paid to watch that movie. Then again I'd never watch it period even for free..

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    It looks like Sony's decision was based on theater companies not wanting to show the film. That's more a reflection on the theaters. That being said, Sony could have released the movie to television, PPV, streaming, etc. THAT decision is on them.

    This whole episode is indicative of how far down the rabbit hole we've fallen. The idea that a vague threat by a group that has shown no capability of carrying out the threat can prompt this reaction is sickening.

    Hell, I bought a copy of The Satanic Verses just because of all the threats the jihadi's were making and they actually had a history of carrying out threats.
    Honestly, if I was Sony, I'd release the film onto the Internet for free for anyone who wants to download it and see it. I'd simply put up a "donate" button for anyone who wants to give them money to defray their costs. Let the terrorists try to do anything with that.
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