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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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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | Nov. 18, 2016 | Crosses 800M WW

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I keep reading it as "Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them"

 

 

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I do wonder if this is sort of a back up plan just in case any future DC properties that don't feature Batman/Superman don't take off.

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I do wonder if this is sort of a back up plan just in case any future DC properties that don't feature Batman/Superman don't take off.

 

I think this may be the Marvel-Star Wars duo from WB. If they can get the DC properties going and get the HP spinoffs, then they will have their own Summer-Fall movies based on existing properties.

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Back up plan? WB is absolutely terrified of making any DC film not featuring Batman now.

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Despite Harry/Ron/Hermione missing, this sounds pretty interesting already. Hopefully the movie will turn out as I imagine it.

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Back up plan? WB is absolutely terrified of making any DC film not featuring Batman now.

They've failed one too many times at that, so it's no surprise.

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WB could have a DC superhero film out every year if they gave a damn about their comic book properties. DC fans are crying in their Kool-Aid because they wish the studio would spend the time and money developing Wonder Woman and The Flash that it's pouring into obscure Potter films, Hobbits, Godzilla and the like. 

Yes they can. But I think that after B/S they will move toward Justice League (with others solo movies before or after JL). But 2 big franchises are better than one : DC and Harry Potter will do great (they have that from 2008/2011 with TDK and the end of HP books adaptations). Disney has Marvel but they still move forward with Star Wars in the same way (+ Pixar who is a big brand too). They can do 2 tentpoles a year I think ;) and we don't even know the rythm of these HP-spin-offs releases

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Yes they can. But I think that after B/S they will move toward Justice League (with others solo movies before or after JL). But 2 big franchises are better than one : DC and Harry Potter will do great (they have that from 2008/2011 with TDK and the end of HP books adaptations). Disney has Marvel but they still move forward with Star Wars in the same way (+ Pixar who is a big brand too). They can do 2 tentpoles a year I think ;)and we don't even know the rythm of these HP-spin-offs releases

 

I really hope that they'll take their time and make the movies better. Quality over quantity, and from what I've noticed, Warner Bros is inclined more towards Quantity when it comes to HP.

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Yes they can. But I think that after B/S they will move toward Justice League (with others solo movies before or after JL). But 2 big franchises are better than one : DC and Harry Potter will do great (they have that from 2008/2011 with TDK and the end of HP books adaptations). Disney has Marvel but they still move forward with Star Wars in the same way (+ Pixar who is a big brand too). They can do 2 tentpoles a year I think ;) and we don't even know the rythm of these HP-spin-offs releases

 

My thoughts exactly. Every studio is looking for the dependable franchises - the more the better. And with both HP and DC, WB can have 2 movies out a year.

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So I assume Yates is directing again lol

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Sounds very interesting. The Potter movies are done and finished, you can't really hurt them now.

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Umm...I don't give a shit. I really don't. This sounds stupid. Of all the thinfs to do, why did they not do one about Voldemort's rise to power or something? But this? Ugh.

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WB are a bunch of greedy, compromising bastards. Milking franchises until the public hates them, just let it rest???

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Why? WB is milking the franchise. Rowling made this book for charity years ago. 

 

Still she agreed to it. 

 

Could be good though. 

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WB are a bunch of greedy, compromising bastards. Milking franchises until the public hates them, just let it rest???

Change WB to all the Studios
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Umm...I don't give a shit. I really don't. This sounds stupid. Of all the thinfs to do, why did they not do one about Voldemort's rise to power or something? But this? Ugh.

This is my reaction essentially. I guess my Potter dorkdom has more limits than I knew.

 

IMO Voldemort was a crap villain with bumbling followers and a weak backstory but movies with young James/Lily/Snape/Sirius in them would probably generate interest.

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Umm...I don't give a shit. I really don't. This sounds stupid. Of all the thinfs to do, why did they not do one about Voldemort's rise to power or something? But this? Ugh.

Too boring and too close to the main story.
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Too boring and too close to the main story.

 

If it would be executed the way the other 8 movies were, I agree... It would be boring. About the being too close to the main story, I have to agree that would be some kind of downside for the movie. Being so close to the main story would just remind people of Ron/Hermione/Harry and how they're not gonna be in the movie.

 

Keeping the same universe is enough. I hope the movies won't be too similar to the other 8 movies.

 

Still, I have the feeling that this spin-off series will be what Hobbit is to Lord of the Rings. A huge disappointment. That until Warner Bros pulls their shit together and actually bring decent movies.

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When asked about the possibilities of using the original Potter film sets at Leavesdon Studios for the future films, Tsujihara simply stated that “the look and feel will be very similar” as of the original Potter movies. However according to Rowling herself the story is "neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world." And with the beginning of the film set in New York 70 years before Harry even knows about Hogwarts, there certainly will be some differences.

 

Well, that killed it for me.

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I keep reading it as "Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them"

I'd rather see that :P

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