Sony stuck their middle finger straight up the keester of North Korea over the holiday with the release of “The Interview.”
Moviegoers in select cities defied the demands of cyber-terrorists, packing theaters to be delighted by the ridiculous comedy styling of Seth Rogan and James Franco. Sony also released the film for rent and sale online. Pirates from the popular torrent site “Kick Ass Torrents” have downloaded the film nearly half a million times.
In short, millions have pitched in to give the Supreme Leader of the Democratic Republic of North Korea the finger.
“The Interview” is well worth the “risk.”
How about a short movie review? “The Interview” is hilarious. For those who don’t enjoy the “Pineapple Express” brand of silliness movies like this have to offer, it may not be worth the time, but if you revel in things like “bring out your dead,” “and don’t call me Shirley” and “she stole my heart and my cat,” this movie is right up your alley.
It’s dumb. It’s so very dumb. So very dumb you won’t stop laughing. Rogan and Franco do a masterful job of making Kim Jong-un look like the spoiled little child that he is, and the hype and media blitz over the Sony hacking will only make the ending more enjoyable for proponents of free-expression everywhere.
The risk of terrorists shooting up movie theaters on Christmas Day has come and gone, Jong-un looks like a big wuss, freedom wins, and the precedent these toddlers tried to set has been tossed asunder.
Don’t worry, Hollywood, it’s unlikely that after the epic failure of the hackers turns “The Interview” into a modern-day legend that you’ll have to worry about these kind of nefarious shenanigans again.
North Korea’s Internet has been spotty for days. Coincidence? Anonymous? U.S. sponsored retaliation?
It doesn’t really matter what’s happening. As James Franco points out in his interview, 2/3rds of North Koreans are hungry, and Kim Jong-un is fat. Internet isn’t important to the average North Korean, since the average North Korean lives without electricity or running water.
Internet is important to the state itself, however, so it can attempt to show the world that it’s keeping up with the times. Yesterday was the 4th straight day that the state-sponsored
news site propaganda machine was down for an extended period.
Is the United States or Japan retaliating for the Sony mischief? Is Anonymous making good on its threat to make the darkest industrialized nation on the planet even darker?
The answer is simple. Who cares? If this was in fact North Korea, North Korea lost. As usual, they come out of the fold looking like inept buffoons.
Featured Image: Screengrab from YouTube movie trailer