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The Interview Becomes Top Rated Movie on Chinese Site Douban

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The recent hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment and the subsequent terrorist threats made during the release of The Interview, a film dealing with the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by the CIA, led to heated reactions on the Internet. As a result, The film-rating site IMDB was flooded by fans driving this movie to the top of the rankings with a 10/10 perfect score, the highest on the site. Likewise, Chinese netizens joined in solidarity and The Interview was rated the highest score of 9.8/10 on the popular film database site Douban.

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Comments on Douban:

科幻基金:

This deserves 5 stars just by looking at the source material and trailer! Too bad the actor for Kim Jong-un doesn’t look like him…I don’t know how they are going film the local scenes, did they have to reconstruct the glorious capital of Pyongyang?

远古善良睡大觉:

This first film that I rated before watching. Go die Kim Jong-un.

bobobolao:

I’m only here to give my rating.

ruii:

A film presented to the great Workers’ Party of Korea! Long live Marshal Kim Jong-un! Long live the great North Korean people!

梦见乌鸦:

I didn’t see the film, but in response to the IMDB campaign, I’ll give my full stars in support, we are so close to 10 stars on Douban.

大白汐:

This will be the last film made by Hollywood, perhaps it will be the last film made by mankind, and maybe it will lead to World War III.

大时代歌姬:

Go die dictator.

贫困户:

The highest rated film on Douban is about to be born! And it is a film not even released yet!

anonymous_user:

All the drama that happened outside the film is already worthy of 5 stars.

野湖禅:

Blow up Pyongyang, kill Kim Jong-un, liberate all of North Korea.

jdxyw:

I heard it already got 10 stars on IMDB, Douban can’t lag behind, support this.

cloud:

Perfect, the greatest film in history, all hail Sony.

中村由利护卫队:

I want to watch, I want to watch, I want to watch!!! If this film is not released then the terrorists have won!!!

Mr.Right:

Kim Jong-un is so adorable, why assassinate him?

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