The Interview (that little movie you might have been reading about featuring Seth Rogan and James Franco in a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un) is now available for rent ($6) or purchase ($15) on Google Play and YouTube Movies. That’s right, North Korea’s plot to ruin Christmas has been thrwarted by Google – if that’s not American, we don’t know what is.
According to Google’s blog, after Sony pulled the movie from its Christmas Day release, it asked Google (and other, unnamed companies) if they would be willing to release the film, despite the security concerns.
“Sony and Google agreed that we could not sit on the sidelines and allow a handful of people to determine the limits of free speech in another country (however silly the content might be),” says Google.
So for all you unloved New Yorkers not spending the holidays with your families, dry those tears and fire up your laptops, Google’s got you covered.