Has any other movie in history caused such drama like The Interview has? Maybe one of you know…
One of the bigger stories to end 2014 had to do with North Korea supposedly being involved in hacking Sony due to being offended over the movie The Interview. After a variety of threats the movie was pulled from theaters and nobody knew what would become of it.
To my surprise, The Interview became available for download and was even released in some theaters around the US.
Then North Korea blamed the US for their internet shut down and you wouldn’t believe what they called President Obama.
I haven’t seen the movie and am not so sure that I ever will. If you’ve seen The Interview, I’d love to hear what you thought about the film. Was all of the fuss made over it really worth it for North Korea ?
You have to assume that some North Koreans would like to see The Interview. Don’t they have a right to understand what the new problems with the US are being caused by. (This is assuming that the news of this incident even spread in North Korea.)
According to Mashable, “activists are trying to smuggle bootleg copies of The Interview into North Korea by land and by balloon”. However, a big penalty comes with being caught for watching the movie- possibly spending time in a detention camp.
The article goes on to say that “digital copies of The Interview are probably scarce and could take days to download and smuggle across the border between China and North Korea”.
A digital copy of The Interview would also come with a high price although they weren’t sure what a bootleg copy would go for.
I don’t know about you, but if I was living in North Korea I doubt that I would take any risk of getting into trouble just to watch a movie.
Find out more about the story from Mashable here.