The Controversial Comedy

A new film that barely made it to theaters made $31 million from online sales, and just $5 million in the box office. Because of the controversy with Korea this movie made it on world wide and nation wide news giving it free publicity. For those that do not know, this film is about the assasination of Kim Jung Un of North Korea, keep in mind this is a comedy. As a result, North Korea hacked in to Sony and released many emails and social secruity numbes of people involved with Sony. The US Director of National Intelligence, John Clapper, said, "It's obvious to me that North Koreans don't have a sense of humor."  This movie recieved just a 51% rating from Rotten Tomatoes, and 7/10 stars from IMDb. Its lack of seriousness throughout the film made both the Korean and US government look equally as "bad," in real life and in the movie. Korea was offended by a ditasteful comedy and reacted as a child would, by fighting back. Obama states "The entertainment industry should not engage in self-censorship for fear of offending foreign dictators like North Korea's president," encouraging Sony to release the film. Clearly he was not affected by their threats. As a result we had nothing to worry about, Korea never attacked and the movie was peacefully released.

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