SOUTH SIDE (KDKA) – Moviegoers were at the South Side Works to see the controversial film “The Interview” on Christmas.

The movie’s about two American TV news guys who are asked to take out North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

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The movie sparked outrage in North Korea, especially the communist state-controlled media.

North Korea threatened to rain fire on any theater showing the film. Sony Pictures initially pulled the film’s release over the threats, but decide to open nationwide in select theaters Christmas Day, including the South Side Works.

Many of the people on the South Side said they think the whole threat and release probably has more to do with Son being, as North Korea called it, “imperialist capitalist dogs.”

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“It might be a marketing ploy,” one person said.

Whatever the motive, movie goers made one thing clear: this guy wasn’t going to dictate their Christmas Day entertainment agenda.

And one moviegoer said the “supreme leader” of North Korea has no clue what makes Americans tick – or what tick’s them off.

“I think, as Americans, we’re naturally defiant,” they said. “’Course we’re gonna see it now.”

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