Was it a case of namby-pamby Sony executives genuinely scared that a hermit kingdom that can’t even keep its lights on in the evening is going to inflict some great carnage on America’s movie theaters?
Or was it a case of marketing genius to take advantage of a crisis to generate hype about a movie that was going to flop anyway?
Having watched the “red band” trailer for “The Interview”, I’m inclined to think it was more of a ethically challenged opportunity not to let a crisis go to waste by the hacks at Sony.
Obviously, it’s not safe for work. They seem to think they can make up for a lack of writing creativity with the rapid and promiscuous use of the “eff” word and frat-boy humor. They throw in more gratuitous f-bombs than Obama stutters “uh” when he’s not on the TelePrompTer.