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    Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Yes, We don't want anybody killed or injured.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    They showed us as weak and cowardly.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Why didn't you just add a normal poll?

    Anyway, no, definitely not correct in cancelling it.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    For them it was probably the best, as they have something on Sony they REALLY don't want released.


    Nothing to do with the threat of violence, that's nonsense.


    I don't think they left over $200 mil on the table over saber rattiling, it's something internal to sony, they don't want released.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    NOOOO, I think it's absolutely ridiculous.... I wanted to see that movie...wtf??? I can't believe this is actually happening... will the movie never come out?

    And I wonder... what if this is just a publicity stunt. To get the movie hyped. So that everybody and their mother are going want to see a movie they are "not allowed" to see.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    They showed us as weak and cowardly.

    That sums it up.....if it's not a giant publicity stunt
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    For them it was probably the best, as they have something on Sony they REALLY don't want released.


    Nothing to do with the threat of violence, that's nonsense.


    I don't think they left over $200 mil on the table over saber rattiling, it's something internal to sony, they don't want released.
    Most likely, but that doesn't make it any less pathetic.
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    1. Sony cancelled it after all the major theaters decided not to air it. In other words, there's no point in releasing a movie that will not be shown anywhere. Therefore, the more appropriate question to ask, from my perspective, is "were the theaters correct in cancelling "The Interview"?

    2. As far as that last question, I can't say for sure what I would have done if I were in the theaters' position. On the one hand, I would be hesitant to release a movie when a terrorist threats were made against the theaters just so that people could see a stupid movie. I would hate (understatement) to go through with something that could ultimately lead to civilian deaths. On the other hand, I would not want to cave into such coercion and intimidation. I would have probably contacted the government in order to discern whether or not the threats were credible. If the government didn't think they were credible, I would probably go through with a limited release and increase security at theaters, if possible, just to be safe.

    It's unfortunate North Korea's intimidation has reached beyond its borders, but it would be more unfortunate if people died because theaters were too proud to heed warnings. I think the theaters made the appropriate short-term response. However, the U.S. government must craft a long-term strategy to deal with such coercion.

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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Most likely, but that doesn't make it any less pathetic.



    It's hollywood, they can't get anymore pathetic. *shrug*
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    Re: Was Sony correct canceling "The Interview?"

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    1. Sony cancelled it after all the major theaters decided not to air it. In other words, there's no point in releasing a movie that will not be shown anywhere. Therefore, the more appropriate question to ask, from my perspective, is "were the theaters correct in cancelling "The Interview"?

    2. As far as that last question, I can't say for sure what I would have done if I were in the theaters' position. On the one hand, I would be hesitant to release a movie when a terrorist threats were made against the theaters just so that people could see a stupid movie. I would hate (understatement) to go through with something that could ultimately lead to civilian deaths. On the other hand, I would not want to cave into such coercion and intimidation. I would have probably contacted the government in order to discern whether or not the threats were credible. If the government didn't think they were credible, I would probably go through with a limited release and increase security at theaters, if possible, just to be safe.

    It's unfortunate North Korea's intimidation has reached beyond its borders, but it would be more unfortunate if people died because theaters were too proud to heed warnings. I think the theaters made the appropriate short-term response. However, the U.S. government must craft a long-term strategy to deal with such coercion.



    Can you name the last terrorist attack the N. Koreans engaged in?


    A few theaters cancelled it.


    They are hiding something.
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