James Franco and Seth Rogen star in the upcoming North Korean leader-offending Christmas day release movie, “The Interview” (Sony Pictures). The film has seen some turmoil in the media, as well as politically. As you may have heard, Sony’s website/ database has been hacked by an allegedly Korean cyber-terrorist group, in retaliation of the “distasteful” movie, which focuses on the story of [Franco] and [Rogen] being given an assignment to assassinate the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. The Korean “leader” was so offended that “his majesty” supposedly threatened the United States of America as a whole, many of his followers threatening nationwide killings to randomly selected movie-goers in theatres. For obvious reasons, the movie was pulled just before release. Now, after President Obama spoke about surrendering rights such as freedom of speech to intimidations of another country, the movie is once again set to be released (as originally planned) on Christmas day… So my question is, “is there something else going on?!”
This whole back and forth thing between Korea, ‘Merica, Obama, Kim and Sony Entertainment makes me wonder… Couldn’t there be any alternative motives? It’s some awesome advertising/ promotion for a film some people may have skipped on considering the nature of Franco and Rogen films prior (Pineapple Express sure was funny but not for everyone, but now every Korean in the world has a reason to “must-see” this movie, as well as a bigger percentage of Americans who will feel the release of this movie exemplifies some sort of patriotism or expression of freedom. Now, it might take a little crazy (which i have developed over the years), but is it so hard to believe this whole bag of shenanigans that happened this past week could just be the greatest example of Product Promotion the business department of the U. S. Has seen?
I have too many questions and not enough answers, but the early release of this movie on YouTube and similar sites has me satisfied with the idea that this was all a planned one-week long stunt by all the “figures” involved. Why? Oh, I don’t know… MONEY TO BE MADE?! Sometimes we think people are too rich to be interested in “petty” deals, but hey you see it in Hip Hop and what-not every day… You rent a Ferrari for a day to shoot the music video, now all your gullible fans think you own one yourself.
Why would any businessman (sometimes this includes family) ever tell you their secrets? Let alone Donald Trump or your favorite rapper… Why would anyone want you to know the secrets that got them where they are? They worked for their way there and aren’t going to help you take their spot.