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. My Cousin yesterday who's one of the world biggest Power Rangers fan ever said the movie was bad and that I didnt need to watch it. I was kinda sad, I was hoping he was going to love it atleast.
  2. What the fuck. I feel like every day now someone has to talk or post about Jurassic Park 3. Stop ruining my perfectly fine days.
  3. i think everyone on this board at least understands that. Once big/good scene then maybe just maybe a second smaller one or another scene/moment wheres he's on tv or something talking.
  4. The 3D area was 2010 to 2012 which by then it was already dying off a bit. But after avatar lots and lots of blockbusters got huge 3D bumbs.
  5. You're being beyond ABSURD B And first off why tell me I have no idea what I'm saying and that my opinion is basically maning less then ignore my actually issues with the movie. First off GRIM did not spoil a goddamn thing, everything he posted was a picture of paragraphs of text you had to have clicked on it to read it. All I mentioned were things mentioned in the trailer or ANY non spoiler youtube review jeremy jansen, Chris Stukman wahetver. You already saw the movie anyways, if you don't wanna read it, guesss what don't read anything about it, keep scrolling, geez its so easy to do. Edit: Just so y'all know I love B and we are raving together if he ever gets his ass to california
  6. Should do around The Lost World adjusted numbers which are 143.8 OW and 441m finish
  7. What are you talking about hahah I understood everything just fine. There's nothing confusing it's just stupid. one example. Optmiius is there with the dragon. Then they go to fight, he is not present. At all. Everyone keeps saying where is prime, they keep replying he's coming! he didn't go anywhere hahha where was he for 10 minutes? Also Mark Walhberg never sent a message to the girl and comedian dude. its terrible story telling, we set up his girl as kinda a co lead then she goes away for the WHOLE 2nd act. She returns randomly and then does nothing, nothing in the battle. She tells her droid to do something, that doesn't count. That's not her. That's pointless. I never said you can't enjoy the movie, I see how people could watch something and have fun. My grades are based off of more than just oh that was cool the best movies of all time have something in common. Full circle story telling and not ever letting anything take away from the story. Every shot is needed and pushes the narrative or characters forward and nothing major is completely forgotten. Anyways why are you mad at haha I said i had a smile on my face.
  8. Thats false haha Tucci does NOT play the same character and Tyresse is not in this movie at all. I was waiting for him the whole time.
  9. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS LAME ASS 90"S VIDEO ARCADE GAME TITLE
  10. She's at college, Cade is a criminal like Cobbs in Inception and he cant see her again because he will get arrested. We hear her voice once over the phone hahah
  11. I gotta go back and rewatch the other 4 its been awhile but my memory says. 1 B+ 2 C 3 B-/B 4 D 5 C-
  12. My dad always tells the stories of this movie. Went opening night in irvine, line around the block he said. Top 3 movie experiences in a theater for my dad I think.
  13. I was less "impaired" for TF4 and it was too much of an actual film to earn the haha's, it was a slog and a bore, its a nap movie. 5 though completely and utterly gives no fucks about anything, its so dumb/bad/makes NO sense it might actually be kinda fun.
  14. I was high outta my mind watching it so while my friend groaned and the other legit napped, I some how was able to have a smile on my face the whole time because I ate a "medical" Browine during the trailers, however Terrible movie. This is most hilarious blockbuster ever made, ever. Ive never seen a movie in my life pay less attention to itself. 10 or more huge just straight up plot holes or unexplained major things. Its beyond non-sensical. The movie itself is a D but points for Bay not listening to a single soul or taking a single note from anyone, he just embraces giving no fucks and playing with toys haha and drugs. C- (70)