Has anyone seen, "The Interview."

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stewie26, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. I have always liked a good comedy. Just wondering if anyone has seen The Interview. If so, how was it?
    Also, now that North Korea is throwing out racial slurs I think on I would prefer to go see and support it on a big screen rather than a download. Any reviews?
  2. tobias3469

    tobias3469 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2013
    West Los Angeles
    The movie is very funny. It is exactly what it was supposed to be as a film.
  3. A friend of mine who's tastes are fairly similar to mine said it blows goats. He got one chuckle out of it; not even an actual laugh. That was enough for me to avoid that dog at all costs.
  4. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    The movie stunk. Seth Rogan is a hilarious guy, so who wants to see him play the straight-man for James Franco's jokes? Seriously, if this movie didn't cause such a controversy it would be instantly forgettable.
  5. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    It's pretty bad - especially if you pay to see it.
  6. GSMBass


    Oct 24, 2013
    The movie was... Just "meh". Not the best comedy ever, but $5 is not too much for it. It doesn't deserve all the hate it's getting, but doesn't deserve 10 points either. More like 5, 4.5.

    On another note, I would like to see the aftermath when (not if) this shows in NK. Not really "like", but since it is unavoidable, it will be interesting to see if it leads to some sort of uprising.
    It might be a horrible movie, but just remember "Dallas", it made Romanian revolution happen... Sort of.
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  7. Metalbasspro


    Feb 9, 2009
    WA state
    News is reporting North Korea did was not and probably could not be responsible for the hack. They are saying it was insiders and the prime suspect was someone who left the company a year ago. Maybe they knew their movie was going to flop and saved some of the profits with this controversy.

    My Step Daughter saw it last night, her teen friends are sharing a file that is out.
  8. GSMBass


    Oct 24, 2013
    I don't know why are people so focused on that so-called controversy. This movie was made to be horrible, and all the controversy surrounding it made people think too much of it. I blame poor ratings on too much hype! ;)
  9. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    I've heard mixed things about the movie, with the consensus falling somewhere in the middle. It's not completely horrible, but it's not amazing either. It's just average.
  10. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    According to wired it's almost impossible to know who did it, North Korea or insider.

    "First off, we have to say that attribution in breaches is difficult. Assertions about who is behind any attack should be treated with a hefty dose of skepticism. Skilled hackers use proxy machines and false IP addresses to cover their tracks or plant false clues inside their malware to throw investigators off their trail. When hackers are identified and apprehended, it’s generally because they’ve made mistakes or because a cohort got arrested and turned informant.

    Nation-state attacks often can be distinguished by their level of sophistication and modus operandi, but attribution is no less difficult. It’s easy for attackers to plant false flags that point to North Korea or another nation as the culprit. And even when an attack appears to be nation-state, it can be difficult to know if the hackers are mercenaries acting alone or with state sponsorship—some hackers work freelance and get paid by a state only when they get access to an important system or useful intelligence; others work directly for a state or military."
  11. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    It's a Seth Rogan movie. I wouldn't go into the experience expecting the equivalent of a modern Shakespearean comedy.
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  12. Its a Seth Rogan movie. I wouldn't go into it expecting anything but another movie that The Unfunniest Man in the World killed.

    North Korea doesn't have enough food for their population. Attributing a credible cyber attack to them is laughable. I wouldn't doubt that their computers still use floppy disks. I'm talking the 8", not the 5 1/4".

    If you wanna see it and you like it, more power to ya.
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  13. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Cmon guys. If the dear leader can land a man on the sun, he can hack Sony.
  14. I thought the whole thing and idea was blatantly stupid from the start......I don't like Seth Rogan and I'm not going to see it anyway....controversy or not.

    But I mean , really........you make a movie about murdering the currently alive leader of another country ( which would work out to one less friend for Rodman if it happened), and then everybody gets upset when he's pissed off about it.....

    What the hell did they expect?....did they think he was going to say "HAHAHA!!!!...that darn funny show!!!...HAHAH!!!!!"

    ( on a sidenote:----- currently there is no such thing as free speech.....you cannot say just whatever you want to say at this point in time....and censorship has been around since the Pilgrims landed.....)
  15. You can say (almost) whatever you want...but you're also responsible for the consequences of what you say.
  16. INTP


    Nov 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    They have nuclear weapons. I'm guessing they could afford some modern computers. It's about priorities.

  17. Haji:- if free speech was permitted.....there would be zero consequences for anything one said.
  18. GSMBass


    Oct 24, 2013
    I think he meant social consequences, not legal.
  19. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Free speech means that the United States government cannot censor what you say. Unless the federal government prevented Sony from releasing The Interview, then there is no free speech issue here.
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  20. What I mean is, free speech means you're free to call me an a$$hole. However, I am free to punch you in the face for saying it. Words mean things and have consequences.