Well, The Interview is finally available. You can rent it online and it’s already made fifteen million dollars (about a third so far of its forty four million dollar budget). That’s great. Now I can go back to not seeing it because I don’t want to as opposed to someone telling me that I can’t.
I’m sure you’ve already heard the story about the hack and all the brouhaha over pulling the film. If you were in a situation where you wouldn’t have heard, you probably also wouldn’t be able to see this post. We’ll just assume you know…because most everybody already does.
I do have to be honest, I kind of wanted to see the movie just to thumb my nose at whoever didn’t want me to. I’m not completely convinced it was North Korea. Some people seem to be really certain it was, but other people aren’t so sure. Maybe they were, maybe they weren’t, maybe it was Sony screwing around all the time. I just don’t know.
I do admit that it was kind of weird to make a movie about assassinating a sitting world leader. I wouldn’t try to stop someone from doing it, but I did think it was a little rude, regardless of any bad/good about that particular leader. I just thought people always had some fake leader who was completely obviously the mocked actual leader if there was going to be something like an assassination. I don’t know. Just seemed odd.
In any event, we can all see the movie now. That leads us back to the fact that I didn’t really want to see another Seth Rogen/James Franco movie anyway. I’ve seen one or two before, and even liked some of Rogen’s movies, but I just never felt like watching this one. Even with all the hubbub, I still don’t. Not for $5 online, not at all.
At least I’m free not to watch it of my own volition now.