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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CJohn

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

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For those of you complaining at The Hobbit being 3 movies what do you call this?

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For those of you complaining at The Hobbit being 3 movies what do you call this?

I hope it not be as boring as The Hobbit then will be great.

I watched the second Hobbit some days behind, isn't so bad like I though but still is too long and too boring some parts.

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For those of you complaining at The Hobbit being 3 movies what do you call this?

unnecessary 

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This is for the money of course but I would like see hogwarts again in movie theater for a long time.

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While I agree it's more for the money, the fact that the script itself is handled by Rowling and will be more original than based on that book, I think this would work very well, actually.

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A trilogy? Really? I doubt they'll lose money but come on...

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The world of Harry Potter returns to the big screen as WB's FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM drops Nov. 18, 2016.

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Directed by Dennis Dugan!

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The world of Harry Potter returns to the big screen as WB's FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM drops Nov. 18, 2016.

 

 

I bet another movie will take that date too. They are not going to be afraid of this

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This just seems like this is going to be greeted with a collective shrug

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David Yates saw this news on twitter and reached for his phone faster than a muthafucker...

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Prime November spot. Interesting, but I guess it was kinda expected too...

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David Yates saw this news on twitter and reached for his phone faster than a muthafucker...

 

No, he's busy with....what is he busy with again?

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http://variety.com/2014/film/news/harry-potter-spinoff-fantastic-beasts-to-hit-theaters-nov-18-2016-1201179553/

 

FINALLY A RELEASE DATE!

 

J.K Rowling is the screenwriter for this, so it should be fucking fantastic! 

Glad you're here for this.  THE WIZARDING WORLD LIVES.

 

I think this has the potential to be huge WW.  Maybe not Potter huge domestic but big around 200 million. This will have a big nostalgia factor for the fan base, which consistently showed up for the series.  With Rowling doing the screenplay and that release date (which was always my favorite for Potter films) I think this is going to surprise a lot of people when the fan base shows up in droves.

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This just seems like this is going to be greeted with a collective shrug

When it gets within 6 months of release date I think you will here the Potter fandom loud and clear.

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Well, that moved on quicker than I thought. When they said Rowling had unlimited time to make a decent screenplay, I really thought she'd take her time and make a good one.

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Well, that moved on quicker than I thought. When they said Rowling had unlimited time to make a decent screenplay, I really thought she'd take her time and make a good one.

 

We're still 2 1/2 years away from release. I would assume she's been working on this for some time now. What's the beef?

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This actually sounds very interesting. The Wizarding and Muggle worlds back in the 1920s/1930s sounds fascinating. They could incorporate the Great Depression into it.

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No, he's busy with....what is he busy with again?

 

Alexander Skarsgard Tarzan movie :rofl:

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