North Korea looms in the distance
But still, not exactly Academy Award material.
Of course the delicious karma of using the Internet as a main means of distributing the comedy only ads to the payback.
After all, the first shots fired in this free speech battle occurred in cyberspace with the anonymous hacking of Sony International Entertainment which provided material to bully and threaten them over releasing the movie.
And by extension threatening the rights of all Americans to choose what to see and when to see it.
If this entire back story saga were to someday become a Hollywood movie the target work being threatened would probably not be a comedy, and would no doubt take on a high brow issue like racism, sexism or some other noble cause.
The ending of the movie tries to have it both ways. The fluffy entertainment "journalist" exposes Kim Jong-un as a tyrant with daddy issues who can't feed his people, and then lies about it via propaganda.
Rather than letting this "truth to power" live exposé bring him down, they still feel the need to take him out via a tank round. Killing the revered leader of a sovereign nation -- even if the reverence is built on deception and fear -- is not overly funny material.
Neither will be their response.