Sony may pull The Interview amid terrorist threats

By Himanshu Arora ยท 16 replies
Dec 17, 2014
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  1. Just a day after the group behind the attack on Sony Pictures allegedly posted a message on Pastebin threatening violence against movie theaters showing the studio's upcoming film, The Interview, the company has put the ball in theater operators' court,...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Way to go, Hollywood. Sure, here in America we can make a movie about the death of our own president (Death of president - 2006), but we have free speech here. In North Korea their leader isn't a person, he's an infallible god who can do anything. Insulting him will get you killed, plotting to hurt him would get your family killed along with you. We don't have anything in America that is as offensive and horrible as killing the Dear Leader is in North Korea so we can't understand.
    When they call it an act of war, I think they really believe it is.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +858

    Stupid move. Way to empower the *****s who take advantage of anonymity on the Internet. Now every anonymous cretin is going to be demanding this that or the other or "9/11 will happen again."
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  4. JakeT

    JakeT TS Member Posts: 74   +20

    Just like on 911.....Terrorists win!
  5. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    I hope they just put it on the internet. I'd love to see these *****s try to stop the internet. If it's a writeoff for Sony, then there's nothing to lose :p
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    It's a sad state of affairs when terrorists are allowed to dictate terms but these SOB's will get their butts handed to them pretty soon.
  7. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    When I do get my hands on a copy of this film I will gladly distribute it to everyone I can. They can call it an act of war all they want, it'll only end badly for them. You'd think in this day and age the rest of the world would understand one thing and one thing only, don't **** with the USA, or they will come in to your country, and try to force their way of life on you. So in a way you can see this as a way the US can help the people of Korea who are blatantly brainwashed by this over inflated dignitary, he goes apeshit, the US come in, "clears" up the situation, and the people of Korea live the rest of their lives in eternal gratitude towards the US. Now who's the terrorist?
  8. Ok, I read the article, but this...:
    "the group also released over 32,000 emails to and from Sony Pictures Entertainment chief Mr Lynton"

    Holy cow! that's a SLoad of emails this Lynton wrote!!! I know there is no context of time..but still!!
  9. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,343   +1,987

    When you give in to terrorists you have legitimized terrorist activities. If Sony wanted to really strike a blow for democracy they would put it on the internet, free of charge, for anyone and everyone to see. Who knows, maybe a few South Korean journalist would be inspired!
  10. They should pull the movie and make it actually happen... just saying.
  11. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 286   +92

    Put it on TV...the old fashioned way.
  12. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Um....Sony is a Japanese company....
  13. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    Yes and Hollywood is American... Glad we could settle that.
  14. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    It's pretty insane how these crazy hackers can influence a studio. Now I understand that the innocent theater employees and patrons are removed from risk if the film isn't released to a theater, but what happens to the movie? Does it go straight to DVD, HBO, Cable TV? Or is it just lost in some archive to never be seen?
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,005   +2,532

    I think our government should back us, and Sony up on this issue. First, nuke Pyongyang and get it over with. Quite frankly, this is a good idea whose time has come. Is anybody else sick of the pouting and threats, nuclear or otherwise, that come out of North Korea's, "despot du jour in elevator shoes", or is it just me?

    Then round up these hackers, and send them in to look for bodies in the nuclear rubble, as "community service". This in lieu of putting their sneaky, overly spoiled, overly demanding, sissy little selves in jail, and annoying our hard working, upstanding, real criminals with them.
  16. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Addict Posts: 249   +63

    So spend countless billions and piss off China and SK(they have to live with the fallout from a nuke) for a Japanese company?

    There is something much bigger that these guys are holding over Sony. Sony is in no shape or form to just toss $44 million unless it's something explosive.
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,005   +2,532

    For a Japanese company, hell no! For general principles, hell yeah!

    Besides, the Japanese are used to our fallout. Meanwhile, Obama could just print and send another boatload or three of our money to China to placate them. In fact, we could simply send the Chinese Bitcoins, and tell them they're better than US dollars.(Which could actually be true).

    Then too, you could just wait for a string of days when the wind was blowing out to sea, and fire away.

    Yeah, they're the most important people on earth, just ask them.

    All this talk of bombing someone to oblivion, makes me wax fondly for the days when we were actively developing a neutron weapon. It just kills people, and leaves the infrastructure mostly intact, Not much fallout either, if I understood it correctly. Ah, those were the good old days...(y)
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014

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