Sunshine, Light, and Joy


This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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  1. To to be honest when I heard the Joker was going to be in this I knew he wasn't going to get that much screen time. This is not a joker movie nor is it a Batman movie this is a Suicide squad movie and his presence in this film is pretty much to bring him unto this new dc universe. He's pretty much the Wonder Woman role in Batman vs. Superman. So don't expect much but welcome more when it comes to Ben Afflecks the Batman because if that does happen he will have a much larger role in that movie.
  2. Now this is hard nobody I know of with Kids have even talked about seeing Ice Age it just seems like it has died off and nobody really cares about. The Adults will drive in the money for Sauasage Party I doubt they would take kids to see that though but U'd be surprised how many Parents take their kids to R Rated Horror Movies. Out for now Ice Age will stt have that flavor kids would want to see.
  3. Despite its postive Reviews I don't even see it cracking 60 Million OW and It won't even pass 250 dom
  4. We've only seen one trailer for it and it was a teaser. It's still marvel and it still will make money. Disney also has more movies coming out than fox does. Even one of those minor hits like bfg pete dragon and moana would still give Disney the edge.
  5. Not going to happen ur forgetting about dr. Strange for one thing even that will give Disney 150+. I also think people are pretty much done with the ice age franchise it will make money but no where near 200 million.
  6. Out No Way this will make more than 400 and I think either BVS or CW will make that.
  7. I thought that movie was so bad.
  8. Surprised not a lot of people are talking about Cooties or Green Inferno for that matter. Sure they might not do well in the box office but limited horror movies seems the way to go these days. Are these 2 movies still coming out this year or were they pushed back?
  9. Thats true but when we're making early predictions anything could happen.
  10. Nobody expected Jurassic world to be winning this year.
  11. Sounds great can't wait to see that 1st trailer
  12. That 4th poster is the lamp that jumps up and down on the I to replace it. Hopefully we get a Offical Release Date for Incredibles 2 hopefully that November 17th Release date in 2017 cause I think Cars 3 will take that June spot in 2017.
  13. Well today I'm going to risk it and see if fantastic four is as bad as people say it is. Don't worry I'm not giving money to it maybe after it's over I'll probably see the gift.