Now that Sony has decided to pull ‘The Interview’ from being released due to terrifying threats of terror, movie fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger and concerns about censorship.
James Franco, 36, and Seth Rogen, 32, have little to celebrate this holiday season now that Sony has sacked their latest film, The Interview. HollywoodLife.com has collected a series of tweets in which fans and celebrities alike are reacting to the news, and while some of them are cracking jokes, others are pretty upset they won’t get to see the buddy comedy.
‘The Interview’ Pulled By Sony: Fans React To Cancellation
Well, I can’t say I’m surprised.
Less than 24 hours after a cyber terrorist group threatened movie-goers with a “9/11” style attack, Sony has decided to pull the plug on The Interview.
“We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public,” Sony said in a statement, via Variety.
This is the latest cancellation following a series of theaters deciding not to show the film, as well as stars James and Seth canceling upcoming press appearances for the film.
Now, fans of the actors, film, and movies in general are tweeting their opinions about the cancellation. Even celebrities like New Girl star Jake Johnson are jumping in, and there are quite a few people who are concerned.
‘The Interview’ Fans Tweet After Sony Cancels Film Release
I wasn’t even interested in The Interview before. Now, if there is any way I can pay money to see it, I am going to pay money to see it.
— Adam Rex (@MrAdamRex) December 17, 2014
Countdown to the INTERVIEW South Park episode begins now.
— Andrew Todd (@mistertodd) December 17, 2014
So SONY fight back by canceling The Interview, thus proving to the hackers that hacking & threats work very well? That may prove an error.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) December 17, 2014
Kim Jong Un will forgive all if James Franco returns to GH full time. #penance
— Nelson Branco (@nelliebranco) December 17, 2014
— Anonymous (@An0nylulz) December 17, 2014
They should put The Interview on demand Xmas day. They would rake in $.
— Robin Lundberg (@robinlundberg) December 17, 2014
I, personally, have no interest in seeing The Interview, but I am sad that we would let those who threaten violence censor us.
— Kirsten W (@xfkirsten) December 17, 2014
Damn. Was excited about seeing The Interview. 😕
— Christmas Concords (@CrispyConcords) December 17, 2014
I’m no expert but isn’t all this really good marketing for The Interview? Who isn’t curious to see it?
— jake johnson (@MrJakeJohnson) December 17, 2014
It doesn’t matter if THE INTERVIEW isn’t an important film, this scenario is unconscionable and insane. We should not be reacting like this.
— Ethan Anderton (@Ethan_Anderton) December 17, 2014
“The Interview” situation feels like a maniacal promotional joke. Sadly, the reality appears to be just a terrible blow to free speech.
— Stephen Stirling (@SStirling) December 17, 2014
We live in a country where The Interview may not get a theatrical release, but The Entourage Movie will.
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) December 17, 2014
— Lauren Cox