GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - "It's just a movie. That's all it is. It's just a movie," Bruce Thompson said.
Moviegoers like Thompson were a bit baffled by Sony's decision to pull the movie that so many, including himself, had anticipated seeing.
"I'm a big fan of Seth Rogan and his movies, I've pretty much seen all of them," Thompson said. "I was ready to see another James Franco, Seth Rogan movies which looked hilarious in the trailer."
"I mean it would've been fun to see. It's just comedy. It's not meant to be serious," Cody Spears said.
The film was meant to be a comedy, however, the threats that followed which warned of September 11th style attacks against the theaters that showed the film were taken very seriously. The decision to cancel the December 25th release is likely to account for a significant financial loss for Sony, after all of the promotion it's done. Movie buffs feel this may be a loss for them as well.
"I think it's going overboard. It's a movie. It's not real life. And it's also Seth Rogan. Just because the fact they use the same name 'Kim Jung Un' doesn't mean they're going to kill him. I mean, come on, it's ridiculous," Thompson said.