|Kim Jong-un and the actor (Randall Park) who portrays him in "The Interview"|
Hard to believe but Sony Pictures cancelled the Christmas day theatrical release of "The Interview", a movie that mocks North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. (See here.)
First of all isn't it hard to believe that Sony Pictures has succumbed so easily to this bullying pressure and threats from the North Korean hackers? You know what this action by Sony sets a precedent don't you? More fodder to international terrorists to terrorize us in the West. Oh yes, that what they're doing and they're succeeding at, terrorizing us. When these mysterious, unknown Korean hackers can threaten to bomb movie theaters that show "The Interview" and we cave, we're terrorized.
You know something? We should look at the example of the Israelis. When the cowardly terrorists attempt to terrorize them by bombing an outdoor cafe, the Israelis immediately clean up the body parts and blood and put the cafe right back in business.
May sound heartless (cleaning and moping up still warm body parts and blood) but if you give in to the terrorists (and haven't we given in enough? Have you traveled by air lately?), they will just further terrorize you until they're completely controlling your life.
Hitler had it all wrong with his millions of soldiers and Panzer tanks. All he had to do was hack into our computer systems and threaten us with terroristic bombings. Have you noticed that the terrorists are more successful than the land based armies of World War II Japan and Germany?
The irony of this movie is that it is just another unfunny ego trip for James Franco
and Seth Rogan.
I don't "get" Franco and Rogan, the current Flavor of the Moment in Hollywood. I just don't think they're funny. They seem to be having their own private party with inside jokes. Maybe one good thing that comes out of this action by Sony Pictures, no more Franco/Rogan "comedies".