First off, let me first disagree with the esteemed Cracker– I was fully looking forward to seeing the Interview, because I am hopelessly immature and I think Seth Rogen and James Franco are hysterical. I bet I have watched This is the End a dozen times. Say what you will, but I like a cheesy comedy every now and then.
Second, I find this over-reaction to be completely and totally absurd and yet entirely predictable after the American public has spent the last several decades being trained to be terrified of every damned thing. This is the logical conclusion of the War on Drugs and the War on Terror- a pants wetting population that soils it britches at the slightest hint of danger that even baseless threats will keep us from doing what we do best, which is sit on our fat asses eating candy and popcorn while watching tv. So ingrained is our newly created tradition of cowardice that corporate America, the sociopaths who will rob your pension and ship your jobs oversees while ignoring work safety issues and sell you faulty ignition systems for your car and processed food created in unsanitary conditions, all without so much as batting an eye in the chase of the almighty dollar, is now basically shutting down a sure money winner because they know when the cattle are truly spooked.
The hacking was embarrassing, as it exposed many of the people for exactly who we thought they were, but there was nothing really scary at all, and we have nothing to worry about as far as a bunch of hackers issuing menacing threats. The only scary thing about this is the fact that the Sony network is probably more secure than our power grid, but we all know we can’t do anything about that because austerity uber alles and the fact that it would be unseemly to make free market jeebus cry around his birfday.
So there is that, I guess.
Home of the free and land of the brave, my arse.