- Sep 20, 2009
This is disgusting, since when do we buckle to the threats of terrorists.
Yeah Sony is a Japanese company, Japan is far closer to NK than the US. Something tells me they weren't worried about the threat to another country as much as their own.MarsAtlas said:Terrorists win. Worst part is this terrorists don't actually have the power to do anything. North Korea can't get a missile to fire as well as the US or USSR could've done in the 60s', its extremely unlikely they could do anything. All bark, no bite, as always.
How are you so sure? Because the virus contained Hangul characters? Anyone can use those. 북한 조선 민주주의 인민 공화국의 영광. See? That does not make me North Korean...Dango said:Considering it's abundantly clear that this is North Korea at this point
Kinda what I was thinking, actually. That and the previously mentioned threat from lawyers. Because I doubt SONY will make its decisions based on anything else than what makes them the most money.ajr209 said:Unless of course they wanted to shelve it and just needed something they could use as a viable excuse to do so. Pretty much everything I've seen and heard points to the studio having next to no faith in it and that it is an humiliatingly awful pile of crap. That means sony's decision might be less "aww...we want to show this but... lives" and more "whew, thank god we don't have to put that out and cause an emergency shareholder's meeting".AidoZonkey said:The movie was meant to be out a week from now, hackers or not why the hell would you cancel it this close to the date. Threats of this nature have been circulating round this film since its announcement and now you decide that its too big of a risk to release. There is no reason why you shouldn't go on with the release now that you are this deep into it
Then he'll go into his stupid Boston accent and he'd still pull a reason out of his ass to blame this on The Amazing Spider Man.Batou667 said:I'm looking forward to the episode of The Big Picture where Moviebob teaches us that this isn't censorship; Sony is a private for-profit company and it decided to listen to the concerns of some of its audience, and we're all brats for thinking we were entitled to seeing the movie, and also we're hypocrites for trying to censor the North Koreans. After all, nobody is taking our movies away! Well, not most of them. All that's being asked is for the movie industry to be a bit more considerate to certain Asian regimes.
Perhaps he'll flash the word "CENSORSHIP" up on the screen with an echo effect, that would be neat and help bring people around to his way of thinking.
I'd buy it. I wouldn't WATCH it because it looks like a slice of lame pie, but I and others would buy it just to insure more nutzoid groups don't use those kind of tactics again.MisterColeman said: