We are totally buying into the marketing ploy and are going to watch The Interview on Christmas Day lol They got us!!!
If this whole thing really was a marketing ploy, it is the most brilliant marketing campaign - not only getting people who would have not watched it in the theater, but also in countries, which are not a target audience like Europe. It is also only scoring 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, which would be another good reason to go for a wacky smart marketing campaign. I can't wait to see the numbers!!
I have to say I am glad that Sony is releasing after all. I was shocked when I first heard about the theater release being canceled. It just set such a bad precedent and sent the wrong message that by force one could control our freedom of speech.
George Clooney tried his best with a petition. I wonder if this had anything to do with Sony deciding to at least go for a VOD release. See link to article below: