Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
They say any publicity is good publicity, and apparently that’s even the case if your movie starts an international incident. Thanks to Sony’s delay of The Interview, interest in not only that film, but other similar ones, has risen exponentially. For example, Trey Parker and Matt Stone‘s 2004 comedy Team America: World Police (which Paramount wouldn’t allow to be screened in the middle of this controversy) sold out on Amazon.com. Plus, though the large majority of people haven’t seen The Interview, tens of thousands of them have voted the film up on IMDB. At one point, it was rated a staggering 10 out of 10. Read more about each below.
News of the Team America: World Police sell out was reported by the Daily Caller. Amazon’s stock is always in flux so it doesn’t say “Sold Out” or something similar but, as of press time, a copy of the DVD wouldn’t ship for 2-4 weeks and the Blu-ray wasn’t available at all.
However, this doesn’t mean you can’t wait watch the film at all. It’s still streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime and other services. Paramount isn’t hiding it. They just don’t want theaters to screen it as a retaliation for not being able to show The Interview.
As for the Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg comedy, press got to see the film before Sony pulled the plug on its release. The majority of the public did not. Which is why the fact the film now has over 26,000 votes on the IMDB is so curious. As reported by The Verge, the film was holding a 10/10 rating for a while. As of press time, that has since dropped to 9.9/10 because, you know, the Internet. Here’s an image of the perfect score.
Why the perfect rating? It’s likely just the public’s way of expressing their desire to see the movie and a subtle middle finger to the North Korea hackers.
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