Sony cancels 'The Interview' after threats

Okay, so it does get weirder. The hackers continue to threaten, escalating until they literally have to resort to claiming every theater in the United States that shows this film is in danger. We're supposed to take this seriously?

To make it even more interesting, it sounds like North Korea is, in fact, centrally involved in the hacks. So what does a threat of violence against the American populace amount to? An act of war? What are the next steps for the U.S.?

And then we have Sony, cowering in the corner like a puppy that just got yelled at. Read their limp, utterly asinine response:

In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.

Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like. We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.

It appears these hackers absolutely succeeded in destroying Son'y spirit and morale. What do they stand for now?

Love that last line, though. Really drives the irony home.

We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.

Obviously.