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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Neo

The Fate of the Furious | 4.14.2017

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But the marketing from 7 said " one last ride" ...

For the sake of art ...

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Next two films will be called:

 

Fast 8 Furious

Quick & An9ry

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But the marketing from 7 said " one last ride" ...

For the sake of art ...

I'm pretty sure the last 3 movies all had the line "one last ride" in them.

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I'm pretty sure the last 3 movies all had the line "one last ride" in them.

 

I think they might have even slipped it in the first one.

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Pacific Rim 2 is totally gonna move. And Ghost in the Shell. 

 

What's PR2 release date?

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And they are both from Universal.

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And they are both from Universal.

So soon we will hear announcement of PR2 moving or getting cancelled

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Move PR2 to August. Plus I'm willing to bet is getting a bit delayed anyways.

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Is Furious 8 the official name?

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The beginning of the next 12 sequels.   And Universal has over 1 Billion Reasons that says this franchise will never end.   God Bless Paul but I knew they weren't going to stop.  When he says, "It's from Paul", I'm hoping he's talking about plot and somehow Paul helped with the story.  But not shocked when you do 1 Billion just overseas then you knew a sequel or sequels were coming. 

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I'm not really convinced that F7 is going to be the franchise peak. While there's probably some effect from Walker's death, the demographic breakdown really indicates that this is a franchise that's filling a niche that nothing else is.

 

FF has already been defying expectations for 4 straight films. We're seeing each films set a new peak, and an audience that keys in more and more. There's going to be a lot of loyalty for this film when it comes out, simply because it doesn't really have any product competition.

 

Since we don't have any real film series to compare it to, I'm looking at TV and considering what Empire just did by increasing viewership with every single episode. An underserved audience will key into it until the rest of the industry catches up and serves them an alternative.

Fast 4 defied expectation but 5&6 fell right in line with most people predictions. It's clear walkers death has contributed a lot to this film given the massive sudden increase, it's pretty likely this us the peak.

Walker was a big part in these movies and a fast and furious movie without him just won't be the same, this franchise has just had its peak.

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Well, say goodbye to that Ghost in the Shell release date. But honestly, I am super curious about the details of this film. And it's box office. That will be fun to track.

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Should just follow the name pattern since 5. So this would be Fast 8, then Fast and Furious 9, then Furious 10, etc.

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Whos more trapped in his franchise ?

RDJ or Diesel ?

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Should just follow the name pattern since 5. So this would be Fast 8, then Fast and Furious 9, then Furious 10, etc.

Should stop at 9, but get some spinoff movies.

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