With hackers from North Korea being connected to a cyber attack and threats to theater-goers, Sony Pictures scrapped their Christmas Day release of the movie, The Interview.
The comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, depicts the assassination of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Threats of terrorism against theaters that showed The Interview prompted the company to pull back. E-mails sent to news outlets read in part “Remember the 11th of September 2001″ and gave specific times and locations for screenings.
Here in America however, we should not cave to the whim of terrorists and their idle words.
As such, here are two great responses to Sony’s cancellation of the movie.
Texas Movie Theater Will Show Team America Instead
After word of the movie being pulled got out, a Texas theater opted instead to show the comedy Team America on Christmas, which relentlessly mocks former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
Via The Blaze:
The Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas, Texas, was determined to screen “The Interview” despite terror threats made against theaters who decided to show the controversial Kim Jong-un assassination comedy.
Even when Sony Pictures announced on Wednesday it was canceling the movie’s Dec. 25 theatrical release, the Texas theater dug in its heels.
Instead of “The Interview,” the Alamo Drafthouse will now screen “Team America,” another edgy comedy that mercilessly mocks North Korea’s former dictator, Kim Jong-il. Better yet, the theater plans to show the movie for “FREE(DOM).”
— Alamo Drafthouse DFW (@AlamoDFW) December 17, 2014
Mitt Romney Urges Sony to Stream The Interview Online, Ask For Donations To Help Fight Ebola
Former Presidential contender Mitt Romney decided it would be best to turn the terror threats into something positive. So he tweeted out a suggestion to Sony:
Two great responses – one showing American resolve and the willingness to mock would-be terrorists, another showing American ingenuity by turning a negative into a huge positive.
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