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. Very poor saturday, but yesterday Juve-Real collected 14m people in front of the TV.
  2. BATB € 20.410.588 - 3.194.850 ADM FAST8 € 13.882.614 - 1.921.960 ADM GOTG2 € 4.600.000 THE CIRCLE € 1.170.000 BABY BOSS € 5.200.000 DEMAIN TOUT COMMENCE € 4.400.000
  3. FAST SAGA Fast 8 just crossed Fast 6 and is in 2nd place now: F7 € 18.68M F8 € 12.90M F6 € 12.88M F5 € 10.90M F4 € 8.32M F3 € 3.35M F1 € 2.80M F2 € 2.74M It should finish at € 14M, more or less. GOTG After 3 days Vol. 2 is at € 2.14M
  4. APR 25 (holiday) GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: € 1.200.086 - 157.531 ADM BABY BOSS: € 776.666 - 114.968 ADM DEMAIN TOUT COMMENCE: € 516.386 - 74.097 ADM FAST & FURIOUS 8: € 516.301 - 68.407 ADM LA TENEREZZA: € 232.328 - 35.247 ADM SMURFS: € 98.450 - 14.162 ADM MOGLIE E MARITO: € 93.004 - 13.403 ADM LASCIATI ANDARE: € 86.181 - 12.932 ADM PATRIOTS DAY: € 75.663 - 10.752 ADM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: € 60.315 - 8.261 ADM BATB € 20.328.907 - 3.181.429 adm FAST € 12.359.680 - 1.700.982 adm
  5. In opened yesterday here (holiday) Italy OD € 1.200.086 - 157.531 adm. GOTG1 OD 0.3M
  6. F8 OW + Easter Monday 995.925 adm - € 7.454.148 F8 Easter Monday 162.005 adm - € 1.251.847 F7 OW + Easter Monday 1.262.555 adm - € 9.238.689
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  8. FAF in Italy (€) F1 2.80m F2 2.76m F3 3.45m F4 8.32m F5 10.90m F6 12.88m F7 18.66m
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  10. Italian Wikipedia. I really don't know if insidekino is more accurate.
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