MOSCOW, December 26 (Sputnik) –The provocative comedy, "The Interview," was viewed by fans around the world and it received mix reviews ranging from praise to criticism. The reaction was seen from media magazines, websites and social media sites, especially from Twitter, where people shared their commentary about the film.
After all the wait and controversy, the film became has become available for the viewers and the reactions have ranged from praise to mockery and everything in between.
According to The Mashable, "The Interview" ended up being more of a social commentary on Katy Perry, puppies and The Lord of the Rings than on North Korean leadership, but it did manage to raise a few eyebrows.
The Rolling Stone said the films mission “is merely to make audiences p**s themselves laughing. At that it succeeds.”
Iran’s Press TV, however, took a far more serious tone, saying "The Interview" isn’t a movie at all; it's a “propaganda tool.”
Social media responses varied in a number of ways ranging from critical, funny and even patriotic.
Tiffany Hines in her tweet expressed praise to actors' Seth Rogen and James Franco saying that the opening scene was pricess.
Glenn Kenny said he wanted to show the movie to people in his gym by displaying it on a plasma.
Gonna see if I can conjure up "The Interview" on my gym's plasma displays, be a big free speech hero
— Glenn Kenny (@Glenn__Kenny) 24 декабря 2014
Danny Sullivan said that even Santa will arrive late this year as he might be watching the film.
Kids, Santa will be delayed for two hours this year. He heard about all The Interview stuff & pulled over to watch the movie.
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) 24 декабря 2014
Another Twitter user thanked the North Korean leader for giving her soemthing to watch on Christmas day.
Thanks to Kim Jong Un, we can all watch #TheInterview in our PJs on Xmas day! You da man Un!
— @Clio_the_Leo (@Clio_the_Leo) 24 декабря 2014
Patrick White called the whole thing a big marketing campaign.
Well, that was one of the most brilliantly orchestrated marketing campaigns in history #TheInterview— Patrick White (@PatrickWhiteEsq) 24 декабря 2014
Liberal Paul wrote on his Twitter that to make sure that Americans watch something it should be banned.
Apparently, the best way to get Americans to watch something is to tell them they cannot watch it. #TheInterview— LiberalPaul (@LiberalPaul) 24 декабря 2014
In late November, some two weeks before the planned premiere of "The Interview", a comedy about a fictional CIA assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Sony Pictures Entertainment was subject to a cyber attack which resulted in massive theft of internal company information.
On December 19, the FBI officially placed the blame for the attack on North Korea, stating that the tools used to hack Sony had similarities with attacks carried out by North Korea against South Korean media and banks the previous year.
North Korea lashed out against the film, claiming it hurt "the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK", but denied responsibility for the hacking.