More than just another comedy film, The Interview has trascended into what would later be seen as a historic film. This film is believed to be the main reason why hacker group GOP attacked Sony Pictures’ computer systems. It may also be the reason why the USA and North Korea are not having the best of times right now.
What really escalated the situation is the fact that GOP threatened to attack movie theaters that played the movie. It wasn’t long before movie theaters started canceling The Interview at their theaters, forcing Sony to pull the plug on the movie’s release. Sony Pictures claims canceling the movie was not really their will, but it was a matter of not having support from major theaters across the USA.
Days after President Obama’s press conference, where he stated canceling The Interview was a mistake, Sony Pictures has put its chess pieces in place and the movie is set for a Christmas day release once again.
VICTORY!!!!!!! The PEOPLE and THE PRESIDENT have spoken!!! SONY to release THE INTERVIEW in theaters… http://t.co/0KyZQAB6cf
— James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) December 23, 2014
The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn't give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 23, 2014
Where can you watch The Interview?
Needless to say this situation is still a mess. Coaxed by fear of a possible attack, the film is not being shown by most theaters. In fact, it will be available at select theaters across the country.
It’s hard to find a theater where the film will be screened, and we know you don’t really have the time to be calling all your local theaters this busy holiday season. None of your local theaters may be playing it!
The guys at The Verge have a couple of their employees searching for theaters where The Interview will be playing. They have gathered a pretty neat list, mostly from smaller, more obscure theaters. Check it out and find out if one of them is near you. Some of these are actually selling tickets already.
Will The Interview be available online?
A terror threat is definitely no small issue, especially considering the hackers did mention 9/11. It’s understandable that many want nothing to do with anything that even reminds them of such a horrific day. Thankfully, you may not have to step into any theaters to watch this movie.
Sony Pictures is planning to release the movie via streaming services, allowing you to watch The Interview from the comfort and safety of your home. We are still not sure what services will be streaming the controversial movie, but if all goes according to plan you should have some options.
We are not sure how well this movie will do. There is a mixture of feelings attached to it – mostly composed of fear and pride. Very conflicting feelings, which makes the outcome unpredictable. There is a lot of hype revolving around the film, though.
Even if I wanted to watch the film on theaters, there are no close by screenings going on. The same will likely apply to most of you. Regardless, are you planning to watch this film? Will you go to a theater or simply stream it at home?
How do you feel about Sony Pictures’ decision? We know Barack Obama is happy about it:
“The president applauds Sony’s decision to authorize screenings of the film. As the President made clear, we are a country that believes in free speech, and the right of artistic expression. The decision made by Sony and participating theaters allows people to make their own choices about the film, and we welcome that outcome.”