Matt’s review published on Letterboxd:
Well, this just keeps getting messier. First, George Clooney called for an online release, and now Obama is saying Sony should have talked to him first before cancelling the movie's release at all: www.firstshowing.net/2014/president-obama-says-sony-shouldnt-have-pulled-the-interview/
"We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States. Because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing when they see a documentary that they don't like or news reports that they don't like.
Imagine if producers and distributors and others started engaging in self-censorship because they don't want to offend the sensibilities of somebody whose sensibilities probably need to be offended."
"We will respond, we will respond proportionally, and in a place and time that we choose. It's not something that I will announce here today at this press conference. In this interconnected digital world, there are going to be opportunities for hackers to engage in cyber assaults both in the private sector and the public. Now, our first order of business is making sure that we do everything to harden sites and prevent these attacks from taking place."
Also, I guess the Guardians of Peace (they're going by GOP, which........heh.) are sort of allowing the release now?
"This is GOP. You have suffered through enough threats. We lift the ban. The Interview may release now. But be carful. September 11 may happen again if you don't comply with the rules.
Rule #1: no death scene of Kim Jong Un being too happy
Rule #2: do not test us again
Rule #3: if you make anything else, we will be here ready to fight"
(I copy/pasted as is, all grammatical errors are on their behalf)
That's what USA Today reported, while CNN is reporting that the GOP want Sony to continue complying and somehow want them to completely wipe the movie's existence from the internet?
"Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy. And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately."
That's an impossible task because as long as there's people that know of the movie's existence, it shall still exist on the internet.
One more thing, the IMDB rating is now a full-on 10/10.