Although he called it “a famous victory” and “very good” that Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to release “The Interview,” syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer joked that “we [Americans] may actually rue the day.”
“As [Duke of] Wellington said, ‘nothing save a battle loss is quite so melancholy as a battle won.’ We won the battle and now we have to watch the movie,” Krauthammer said Tuesday to laughter on "Special Report with Bret Baier's panel.
The controversial film hasn’t been a hit among critics, but has gathered wide-spread attention after Sony was attacked by hackers, leading to major theater chains to choose not to show the movie.
However, the studio announced Tuesday the controversial film would open in limited release at selected theatres Christmas Day.
The plot of the comedy centers on the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, leading to widespread speculation that the country was responsible for the attack. Late last week, the FBI publicly blamed North Korea in the incident, though Pyongyang has denied involvement.
“I’m not sure we’re gonna like what we see and if this is going to be the great cultural export that stands for American liberty,” Krauthammer said. “I wish we had done a bit better, but nonetheless I will agree it is Christmas, so let’s celebrate a victory for free speech.”