In response to Sony yanking “The Interview,” a small handful of theaters—Capitol Theater in Cleveland, Plaza Atlanta in Atlanta, and the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas—revealed they would instead screen Trey Parker and Matt Stone‘s hilariously wrong puppet comedy “Team America: World Police.” It’s a fitting replacement, with the plot centering on a maniacal Kim Jong-il, who, among other things, sings a song called “I’m So Ronery,” gets impaled, and is revealed to be an alien from another planet. Ten years ago, this was deemed acceptable for wide release in cinemas around the world. Today? Not so much.
The Daily Beast reports that Paramount has ordered cinemas not to show “Team America: World Police,” perhaps in the fear that Kim Jong-il might return from the dead, or possibly that Kim Jong-un doesn’t know it exists.
Ummmm, yeahhhh… so this is happening. Could someone please tell me what is going on?