It’s been almost a month since a group called Guardians of Peace carried out the cyber attack on Sony, in which huge amounts of confidential company data and private emails released to the public domain, the content of which has embarrassed senior execs at Sony, left Hollywood reeling and made headlines around the world.
The hack on Sony, which has been called the worst cyber attack in history, is believed to be in response to the planned release of the movie The Interview, a satirical comedy about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
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Last week Sony announced that it would cancel the planned Christmas Day release of the movie following a series of terrorist threats made against moviegoers.
The story isn’t over yet and you can expect even more twists and turns in the story of the Sony hack, which itself is beginning to play out like some kind of Hollywood blockbuster
In the case of The Interview, I can’t think of another movie which has had its place cemented in popular culture before any one has even had a chance to watch it.
The movie is now arguably the most eagerly awaited of all time, yet reviews from some of the people who have actually had a chance to see the movie have been less than favourable.
Movie review site, Rotten Tomatoes, gave the film a very average 52% rating, whereas it fared even worse on Metacritic scoring just 47%. The Guardian described the movie as “stoned, anally fixated – and funny” giving it 3 out of 5. Josh Dickey on Mashable, who was at the premiere in Los Angeles said the film is “edgy, ribald and ridiculous”.
But in all honesty it seems the fallout from The Interview could well be more entertaining than the movie itself.
With no news yet on any official release date, be it on YouTube, in the cinemas, or when/if Pirate Bay fully comes back online, all we have to go on is The Interview trailer which has been watched millions of time on YouTube.
What’s all the fuss about? Watch The Interview trailer here
Has the fallout from the Sony hack and The Interview left you even more eager to watch the movie?
Do you think the cancellation of the release of The Interview was the right thing to do?
What do you think of the trailer?
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