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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The Fate of the Furious | 4.14.2017

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I have a hard time seeing that happening. James Wan needs to edit Fast 7 in time for July plus they haven't announced a different director yet for Fast 8. I know James Wan isn't an editor, but directors generally supervise the editing process.

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So universal wants out for summer 2015?

Yup. Summer 2015 just got a little bigger.

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The franchise goes downhill from this entry

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NVM

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Is this still true?

 

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That would be too much, they should sit a another year. 8: 2016, 9: 2018.

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Is this still true?

 

Was it ever? It said rumored.

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Was it ever? It said rumored.

In reference to the Bourne news. If it was true would be conflicting.

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In reference to the Bourne news. If it was true would be conflicting.

 

Justin Lin was already no longer involved with the Fast franchise in the first place.

 

James Wan is director, but he also would still need time to edit the movie.

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Justin Lin was already no longer involved with the Fast franchise in the first place.

 

James Wan is director, but he also would still need time to edit the movie.

:dunce:

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Well, the studio supposedly wants 8, 9 and 10.  I’ll be 50.  Even if 7 were to [tank], there’s at least an 8.  That’s a guarantee.  The thing that’s pretty crazy is that neither Vin nor I were going back to do the third one.  They were going to do a direct-to-video 4.  They were going to dispose it and be done with it.  But then, Vin was like, “No, I’ll come in for a cameo,” because it wasn’t testing well.  He wanted to set up the fourth one and the studio went for it, and we got a second life.  It was supposed to be done already. 

 

http://collider.com/fast-furious-7-8-paul-walker-interview/

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They'd be better served ending it at nine, thus completing the third trilogy. I mean, how many people can they go up against before Liam Neeson as the big final bad? Or who could possibly be a greater threat than Neeson?

 

Just to clarify, Neeson is not confirmed. It's just who I want. :lol:

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Kurt Russell: Why Yes to Fast 7/8; No on Expendables 3
That's going to be interesting. Because the character has been purposely been treated in a certain way so that he can or can't. The 'can' will be an interesting stretch. It works, because I understand what it is and we came up with it. It's like, 'Oh, wow! That's cool!' If he doesn't, then he doesn't. If he gets killed, he gets killed. That will be for them to determine. I just wanted to be able to work with them making the best possible character to either be sad he doesn't move on or say, 'Yeah, I want this character to move on -- we need this character to move on.' That sort of thing. I don't know what the situation, with Paul dying, does to that. I don't know.

 

Connected more to Dom than Brian.

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