Holding true to form the American public has once again illustrated just how easy they can be manipulated.
Yes, I am talking about a second rate comedy, “The Interview”.
After Sony’s U-turn on releasing The Interview, the controversial movie played in 331 independent cinemas across America on Christmas Day, often to sellout crowds. Many moviegoers made it clear they were there to take a political stand, with one ticket seller in California dressed as “Uncle Sam-ty Claus,” the New York Times reports. “We are taking a stand for freedom,” the manager of the Cinema Village East in Manhattan tells the AP. “We want to show the world that Americans will not be told what we can or cannot watch. Personally, I am not afraid.” Security was light at most theaters, though some had police officers standing by.
Co-directors Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen made a surprise appearance at a screening in Los Angeles, where they thanked moviegoers for their support, reports Reuters. A North Korean diplomat, meanwhile, called the release an “unpardonable mockery” of the “dignity of our supreme leader,” but said there would probably be no “physical reaction” from Pyongyang. In a first for a major studio, the movie had a simultaneous release online. The groundbreaking release strategy is being closely watched by the industry, although Sony says it won’t release any immediate data on the number of sales or rentals, CNN reports.
A pathetic display of blind consumerism……Americans allowed the media to frame the idea that it was somehow “patriotic” to defy North Korea and buy an overpriced ticket to watch second class actors do a very bad movie.
Their moronic action shows two things….1–the American public is gullible and 2–they are more than willing to throw their money at a corporation that does not need it. All in the name of some misplaced loyalty.
The people did not disappoint me at all…….I said it was all an act just to boost profits for a bad movie…..
Have you noticed that since SONY got the PR they needed to guarantee a big opening for this movie….it seems to be NO story. But never fear we have a new air crash to dangle in front of the people.
I wish to thank the American people prove my point for me……..and a Happy Year to you….Sony is laughing all the way to the bank.