I’m not going to talk about the computer side of the Sony situation at all. Instead, I’m going to talk about the decision to make the movie in the first place.
How in the world did a movie about assassinating the real leader, of a real country, in the present time, actually get a green light? What is wrong with the entertainment industry these days? Doesn’t anyone have a problem with this?
Just the other day, Mel Brooks said “At least I waited until Hitler was dead.”
And he’s exactly right. Could you imagine if a foreign country made a movie about assassinating President Barack Obama of the United States of America? We would have been up in arms. Literally. So why in the world did we do it to another country?
Isn’t America supposed to be the leader of the free and civilized world? Aren’t we supposed to have morals? It shows a lot of arrogance to make a movie like this and then to actually get mad when North Korea responds unkindly.
This movie could have been made just as easily using the fictional country of West Korea and it’s fictional leader Billy-Bob Jong Kim. Everyone would have understood the parody and the reference. But they didn’t -bad decision.
Now the US is considering how to respond to North Korea since the FBI has linked them to the cyber attack at Sony.
It kind of makes you wonder if this whole movie fiasco was just a CIA plot to allow more sanctions on North Korea – kind of like the phony weapons of mass destruction story that led us to invade Iraq. Just sayin’.
I mean North Korea? Cyber attack? Really?
So what should the US do? Well, if the whole point of the cyber attack was to keep the movie from being shown, I say put the movie up on Netflix and Amazon, and let people rent it or buy it at a reduced price. Instead of 20 million people seeing the movie, 100 million will see it instead.