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. Original thread manager: @Corpse Current thread manager: @Quigley New updated thread manage: @Corpse
  2. 1) The Marvel brand is stronger than the giant monster genre globally. 2) While Godzilla will play better in Asia, GotG will dominate in the rest of the world giving it the edge. 3) Audiences might respond to GotG like it's the prequel to Avengers 2, giving GotG a boost. 4) Godzilla faces stronger competition than GotG. ASM and X-men could both exceed 500 m WW. 5) Godzilla is a reboot of sorts meaning it faces an uphill battle at the box office. 6) Pacific Rim killed some of the anticipation for a new giant monster movie. Been there, done that. IN grey ghost Neo Vino Clef Ment OUT ChD Tarzan John Marston keysersoze123 JGAR Tower Sam Shaldun Godzilla kitik SentyTrans Squaremaster316 Superman001 kaijukurt acetabulum7 DamienRoc 23IsEverywhere Jawa Jessie
  3. Hi everyone, its JGAR, and this is perhaps my FIRST topic made by me. To start it off with, Godzilla is still having incredible strong buzz as of right now and has been hyped everywhere. Its safe to say that in terms of box office numbers, it won't only surpass GINO or Pacific Rim but even King Kong and World War Z! At this point, I think the film will definitely make it past $600M, and if we are going to compare 2014 to 2007, I'd say Godzilla is this year's Transformers (and could later become the Giant Monster equivalent to that franchise when the sequels come). I picked Thor: The Dark World for this topic for being the only other big blockbuster in recent memory of 2013 that passed but stayed in the $600Ms, the other being Man Of Steel at a higher $687,999,518. So, who's in?!? EDIT: Not my first topic, I did a Marvel Cinematic Universe thread LONG time ago.
  4. My reasons: 1. Godzilla seems over-hyped on the internet like Star Trek 2. But people offline don't seem as hyped. 2. The lack of a major star to center the story. Pacific Rim made the same mistake. 3. Speaking of Pacific Rim people seem to be more excited about zombies than giant monsters these days. 4. X-men: DOFP and Maleficent will cut into the legs like MOS experienced. 5. The opening weekend probably won't exceed 65 m and it would need an above 3x multiplier to beat WWZ, which is tough. 6. It's really questionable whether Godzilla (2014) can match the marketing machine of Godzilla (1998). The latter was nearly a cultural phenomenon based on the hype alone. 7. Godzilla seems too dark. Asking audiences to take a giant monster movie seriously might be too much to ask. 8. Godzilla is kind of a reboot. Reboots have an uphill battle matching their franchise peak. IN grey ghost (187 m) Films (140 m) CJohn John Marston (150-160 m) 75live Fancyarcher mahnamahna (171 m) Blankments Winter Soldier The Stingray (150-170 m) DamienRoc Spaghetti (170 m) The Stingray Ayy Lmao OUT ChD JGAR (220-250m) Walt Disney Superman001 (250-260 m) Warmaster506 (220 m) Jay Hollywood a2k (210-215 m) PDC1987 RichWS kowhite Thomas Jefferson JGAR ShawnMR narniadis (220-240 m) Pokearcher Empire John Marston (205 m) acab Mulder The Panda Witness DominicCobbery Blankments baumer BoxOfficeZ