Forbidden fruit is out of reach no longer: though as recently as last week, Sony was claiming they had “no further plans” to distribute The Interview, two days ago, Sony backtracked and authorized select theaters to screen the comedy after all. That’s great and all, but this is AMERICA. Why go to a movie theater — where one must interact with the weather, mingle amongst the common man, and pay for exorbitantly priced soda and candy — when you could watch a reportedly mediocre movie from the comfort of your own home?
Well, you’re in luck, fellow citizens! Yesterday, Google’s David Drummond announced in a blog post that The Interview would be available on Google Play and YouTube Movies. (It’s also available for download for XBox Video and at seetheinterview.com). And should you head over to Google today, searching, perhaps, for assembly instructions for whatever Frozen-themed playhouse-gift you likely bought some small child in the family, you’ll find this cutesy little one-liner waiting for you:
We contend that the only reason to see this movie is if you genuinely want to see this movie; if you want to prove that you “won’t let the terrorists win” or somesuch patriotic endeavor, your Christmas would be better spent at the excellent Selma.