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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    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"
    You're kidding right? His last movie made 260+ million on a budget of 18 million (Neighbors). Before that, he had This is the End which made 126 million on a 30 million budget. By Hollywood standards, those are incredible successes. Low budget, returns that reach 4x the upfront production cost if not more.

    His box office failures consist of two movies: The Guilt Trip (which made back its upfront budget of 40 million) and the Funny People which did the same. Guilt Trip came out 2 years ago, Funny People came out 5 years ago.

    That literally means that out of his 10 movies, he has 2 which made as much as they cost but weren't box office bombs. That means that 80% of his movies have made a sizeable profit. Your assertion simply aren't true by any means. He may not be making thoughtful artsy movies, but he's returning studio investments in spades especially with his latest movies.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Oh hell no.

    If there is such a concern about audience safety, release it to the Internet (YouTube) for free.
    Sony's not going to make any money on it now anyway.

    This sort of cyber-extortion needs to be stomped down, and hard, and permanently.
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    I think they do not respect badly on the US but I am saddened by the decision and I think they are giving into terrorism in a manner that is not only unfortunate but also wrong to do.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yes, We don't want anybody killed or injured.
    No, their decision reflects badly on the USA.
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    I wish they hadn't, but I can't really blame them for not wanting to be the target of a cyber-attack.

    I'd point out to any conservatives that they are a business making a business decision - free market economy at it's best.


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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yes, We don't want anybody killed or injured.
    No, their decision reflects badly on the USA.
    Meh
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    Other, very poorly designed poll
    in the future don't explain the yes or no leave the up to the poster

    I think sony was wrong but i don't think thier decision reflects on "all of the US" lol
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    hmmm, We didn't bomb ourselves when the movie about the slaying of Bush, while he was in office, played.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    I voted "Other" because my choice wasn't on there.

    NO, they should not have cancelled it, but the decision isn't a reflection on the United States. Sony Entertainment hardly represents the United States.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yes, We don't want anybody killed or injured.
    No, their decision reflects badly on the USA.
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    None of those ansewrs really fit to be chosen, as it seems to suggest that somehow voting no suggests you want people to be killed or injured.

    For one, I don't think anyone would be killed or injured. North Korea has a long history of empty threads, I don't see how this would likely be any different.

    Once the theater chains decided they didn't want to show it, it was a correct business decision on Sony's part to pull the movie from a theatrical release, though I'd say it was the incorrect principled decision.

    However, it's absolutely the wrong busines and principled decision not to immedietely launch into determining another distribution route, such as a deal with Netflix or Amazon, or even a release over their own Crackle service (Which could use the attention). The only reason for them to completely shelve the movie entirely is due to a gambling hope that it will assuage the hackers and cause them to not release any further things about Sony. However, I think the PR damage along with the precedence this sets is more damaging to Sony than some additional leaks (that would quite possibly still come out anyways)...and as such I don't think it's a good business decision.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    https://deadline.com/2014/12/paramou...ca-1201329597/

    Hollywood is continuing its sucktitude over this unsubstantiated threat.
    Absolutely sucks. You're gutless paramount.

    I was actually planning to head out to my local Alamo Drafthouse (Best. Theater. Ever.) to possibly see it on Christmas if possible....not because of some political statement, but because it was a chance to see goddamn Team America on the big screen with an audience that undoubtably would've been raucus and happily quoting/singing along to the whole thing.

    In other words, a movie going experience that would've been anything but ronery

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    If the US Government had banned the movie, that would be one thing. But this was a company that made a decision as to whether or not they would release their own movie amid threats of cyber-attacks. Obviously the cost of releasing the movie and getting hacked was higher than the potential financial benefit, so they didn't do it.

    As Tres said, hardly a reflection on the US at large.

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