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    Posted on Dec 24, 2014

    People Are Watching "The Interview" Online And The Reviews Are Mixed

    The controversial film was made available online at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve, and those watching had a variety of reactions.

    When news broke that The Interview would be available online on Christmas Eve at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, the film's star, director, and producer Seth Rogen was pretty pumped.

    You wanna watch The Interview?? You can RIGHT FUCKING NOW!! Go to http://t.co/IRhW7juZWn. Thanks Sony for making it happen. Booyah.

    Seth Rogen@SethrogenFollow

    You wanna watch The Interview?? You can RIGHT FUCKING NOW!! Go to http://t.co/IRhW7juZWn. Thanks Sony for making it happen. Booyah.

    1:08 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And had some advice for the best screening methods of the highly controversial film.

    I need to say that a comedy is best viewed in a theater full of people, so if you can, I'd watch it like that. Or call some friends over.

    Seth Rogen@SethrogenFollow

    I need to say that a comedy is best viewed in a theater full of people, so if you can, I'd watch it like that. Or call some friends over.

    1:10 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    His co-star, James Franco, was just happy to give America an early holiday present.

    When 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET rolled around, people began watching instantly. Some were nervous...

    Starting what is either the greatest movie ever, or the worst. Either way, I can't look away. 👀 #TheInterview

    Jennifer Leidall@GHchick84Follow

    Starting what is either the greatest movie ever, or the worst. Either way, I can't look away. #TheInterview

    1:28 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Others were excited to spend their Christmas Eve watching the most controversial movie OF ALL TIME...

    Glad Sony is streaming #TheInterview. But #%@ them for putting it up RIGHT NOW. There go my holiday prep plans. Hoping it's... watchable.

    Ty Burr@tyburrFollow

    Glad Sony is streaming #TheInterview. But #%@ them for putting it up RIGHT NOW. There go my holiday prep plans. Hoping it's... watchable.

    1:28 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    New Christmas tradition: Take-out Chinese food and a movie at home #TheInterview

    JaredHalpern@JaredHalpernFollow

    New Christmas tradition: Take-out Chinese food and a movie at home #TheInterview

    1:33 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Watching #TheInterview with the fam! #MerryChristmas

    Megan Stroud@MegStroudFollow

    Watching #TheInterview with the fam! #MerryChristmas

    1:48 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    It feels like Christmas again #TheInterview

    Aadyn Holtz@__aads__Follow

    It feels like Christmas again #TheInterview

    1:54 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Once they dove in, some were pleased.

    Just bought #TheInterview on the principle of #ScrewNorthKorea and yet still was laughing in the 1st 10 minutes. #America #MerryChristmas

    Jared Grillot@JaredG327Follow

    Just bought #TheInterview on the principle of #ScrewNorthKorea and yet still was laughing in the 1st 10 minutes. #America #MerryChristmas

    1:39 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Fifteen minutes into #TheInterview and it's so quotable. Can't give away my favorite ones. NSFW or easily outraged Twitter.

    Andrea Chalupa@AndreaChalupaFollow

    Fifteen minutes into #TheInterview and it's so quotable. Can't give away my favorite ones. NSFW or easily outraged Twitter.

    1:33 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    @Sethrogen @JamesFrancoTV THIS. IS. AWESOME. #TheInterview

    Andysamber@AndysamberFollow

    @Sethrogen @JamesFrancoTV THIS. IS. AWESOME. #TheInterview

    1:24 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Everyone should watch #TheInterview on YouTube because I'm laughing my ass off

    Barclay Bogiages@Barclay23Follow

    Everyone should watch #TheInterview on YouTube because I'm laughing my ass off

    1:46 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Others, less so.

    Im like 10 min in and im like WTF...This movie right now...#TheInterview

    Ken-E@KenETweetzFollow

    Im like 10 min in and im like WTF...This movie right now...#TheInterview

    1:28 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    35 minutes in, wondering if i'll ever laugh again

    The War on Kleesmas@MilesKleeFollow

    35 minutes in, wondering if i'll ever laugh again

    2:45 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Minute 100: I think my ears have become completely immune to the sound of machine guns. 19 minutes left. #TheInterview

    Benjamin Snyder@WriterSnyderFollow

    Minute 100: I think my ears have become completely immune to the sound of machine guns. 19 minutes left. #TheInterview

    2:45 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Some were impressed by the stars of the film.

    Lizzy Caplan's character is taking no shit and that is pretty much the only redeeming factor so far #TheInterview

    Gabe Bergado@gabebergadoFollow

    Lizzy Caplan's character is taking no shit and that is pretty much the only redeeming factor so far #TheInterview

    1:46 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    man, rogen must be so jealous of randall park's tremendous on-screen chemistry with james franco :-/ #TheInterview

    Alex Manley@alex_iconFollow

    man, rogen must be so jealous of randall park's tremendous on-screen chemistry with james franco :-/ #TheInterview

    2:27 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    But everyone* was impressed by the guest stars.

    a few mins in, #TheInterview is meaner to the media, Eminem, and John Kerry than it has been to Kim Jong-un

    Rick Klein@rickkleinFollow

    a few mins in, #TheInterview is meaner to the media, Eminem, and John Kerry than it has been to Kim Jong-un

    1:03 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Beverly D’Angelo too?! This movie just might be awesome after all. #TheInterview

    james mckenna@chillhartmanFollow

    Beverly D’Angelo too?! This movie just might be awesome after all. #TheInterview

    2:45 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    *Everyone except Guy Fieri haters.

    WAIT.....Guy Fieri is in #TheInterview? FUCK FREEDOM, CAN WE GO BACK TO SHUTTING THIS MOVIE UP IN A VAULT AND SETTING THE VAULT ON FIRE?!

    Jaclyn Renee@dubnoxiousFollow

    WAIT.....Guy Fieri is in #TheInterview? FUCK FREEDOM, CAN WE GO BACK TO SHUTTING THIS MOVIE UP IN A VAULT AND SETTING THE VAULT ON FIRE?!

    1:39 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Some thought it was funny...

    they are really biting each other's fingers off 😂 #TheInterview

    Jon Haywood@jontariusFollow

    they are really biting each other's fingers off #TheInterview

    2:40 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    You're Peanut Butter and Jealous #TheInterview

    Mike Merrill@mikedmerrillFollow

    You're Peanut Butter and Jealous #TheInterview

    2:45 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Funniest line in #TheInterview so far: "The tip is the worst part. Trust me on this."

    Joe Leydon@JoeLeydonFollow

    Funniest line in #TheInterview so far: "The tip is the worst part. Trust me on this."

    2:45 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And there were those who just wanted to watch the movie the old-fashioned way.

    Im still gonna see #TheInterview in a theater. The way movies are meant to be experienced.

    BrianScottOlds@BrianScottOldsFollow

    Im still gonna see #TheInterview in a theater. The way movies are meant to be experienced.

    1:53 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The Interview opens in select theaters on Dec. 25, 2014.

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