I agree with this sentiment... i.e. avoiding this release in it's entirety to make a statement both theatrically and on home video.
However when one suggests they have "done their part" by purchasing a ticket, in essense financially supporting said movie, while the other hand plans to illegally download a copy to view at home, i.e. not financially supporting its home release, it's ultimately a half-measure, a mixed signal, a way to self legitimize a reason to illegally download a copy for home viewing and save some money.
But either way, you probably can see, I personally do not support the illegal downloads of films.
Indeed quite so. This was a communications error on my part. I leaped from one thought, straight into another, without effectively bridging the gap.
Allow me to elaborate. My statement about what constituted "doing one's part" was not a defense of anyone or any activity, and certainly not a defense of illegal acts. It was merely an examination of what I believe "doing one's part" constitutes, in regards to supporting the theatrical run of the film. That it is a subjective process.
In other words, some may choose to support the film at release, others may not, and yet both may think they've done what's in the best interest of the franchise. It was merely a rebuttal to the idea that supporting this questionable movie in the theater was indeed, "doing one's part". That there was, in fact, no single correct answer to that notion.
As for illegal downloading, no, I don't support that. Never have, never will. It's theft, and theft is low business.