"The Interview" Update 2 · 6:57am
After analyzing this whole debacle a bit further, I can comfortably say that out of all the parties involved, it is the THEATERS that we should be the most angry with. They began this chain reaction. They were the first cowards.
I remember reading a few days ago that cinemas nationwide are trying to combat decreasing attendance. Well, after this, more empty seats is exactly what they deserve. Apologies to any hard working theater employees, but I will applaud the closure of any theaters who are part of the big chains that pulled the film.
I would have PROUDLY and GLADLY gone to see this film at the AMC theater just down the street amid the threats. And if I died, I'd die knowing that North Korea would cease to exist within a year of my death. I will die on my feet before I live my entire life on my knees.
Unfortunately, AMC runs every theater in Bloomington, so it will probably be a very long time before I see a film locally again. I am boycotting all major theater chains that pulled the film leading to this debacle.
Yes, that means Equestria Girls 3 as well. Carmike Cinemas, the first chain to pull out, was the closest theater to play Equestria Girls and Rainbow Rocks in Indianapolis. I will wait for a Blu-ray release.
And to the owner of the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas: you are a TRUE American. I know your hands are tied now, but you never backed down, especially when you offered to screen Team America FOR FREE. I salute you, sir.
We're still in the middle of this, but if it is destined to never be released, The Interview will go down in cinematic history for one of the worst reasons imaginable.
Because we as theatergoers are no longer allowed to take the risk of going to see a controversial film. We have been told to live in fear, to cower before anonymous terrorist threats. And that's a damn shame.