After Obama criticism, Sony reverses course

B9315616765Z.1_20141223162130_000_GO49EL11F.3-0Sony will release “The Interview” after all, perhaps motivated by a kick in the butt from the president and national resolve calling on the company to stand up to an international bully.

Previously Sony had decided to cancel the release of “The Interview,” a comedy in which two journalists assassinate Kim Jong-un of North Korea, due to a damaging cyber attack thought to come from the nation as well as terrorist threats.

Sony had planned to go ahead with the release until distributors started backing out. The company then cancelled the release entirely, before changing their mind when pressured by patriotic Americans who did not like the idea of being told what to watch by Kim Jong-un.

“The Interview” will play in many locations on Christmas Day, including locally at The Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers.