Kim Jong-un is unequivocally a murderous megalomaniac. But, making a film that graphically depicts his assassination is truly gratuitous provocation and it should not be unexpected for this man to retaliate in some way. That said, the cancellation of the movie’s release reveals how gutless the higher echelon management of Sony Pictures Entertainment is. Do not be surprised if the parent Sony Corp. assumes more control over its wayward child. After all, Tokyo is only a missile throw away from Pyongyang. Further embarrassment for the brand name will probably not be tolerated.
Michael A. Howard