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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 freakin want a trailer for this already. Easily my most anticipated 2016 movie. Inferno and BvS are #2 and #3.

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On 11/3/2015, 1:17:57, kayumanggi said:

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Logo is pretty fucking cool

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On 11/20/2015, 5:23:02, CaptainJackSparrow said:

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/635023-fantastic-beasts-will-be-comparable-to-goblet-of-fire#/slide/1

 

Great news! The film will be in the same vein as Goblet of Fire! I can't stop being so stoked for this!


How so? Different director, different scriptwriter, different setting (year, country), different composer (probably), different characters (adults, not kids), I just simply not believe in this.

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If this is like Goblet of Fire then I might actually watch this. Easily the most entertaining of the Harry Potter movies.

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Just now, Jessie said:

If this is like Goblet of Fire then I might actually watch this. Easily the most entertaining of the Harry Potter movies.

Goblet of Fire is definitely an upper tier Potter film

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51 minutes ago, Charism said:


How so? Different director, different scriptwriter, different setting (year, country), different composer (probably), different characters (adults, not kids), I just simply not believe in this.

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”[Fantastic Beasts has] got the charm of the fourth,” Heyman said. “It’s like the fourth. Mike talked about the fourth as being like an Indian musical — and it’s not that, but it’s got the humor of of that film. It has the romantic comedy, that fish-out-of-water humor, that very human, natural character comedy. And now David is always looking for truthful, human moments, it’s never just a gag, he’s grounding [the storytelling moments] in a reality. [Beasts] is very funny, it’s got a big heart, and there’s darkness too.”

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Everything's fallen into place... Now, up to Yates and Rowling to deliver the goods.

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I have to say...

I thought this movie would suck, but after reading the plot, it seems interesting.. 

It seems the script will mix serious things ( including politial issues) and funny moments..

And I really believe this movie has more potential than Potter about visual effects ( probably we will have a LOT of creatures) and production design.. 

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28 minutes ago, Heretic said:

Sounds good. Noctis won't like that...lol

Maybe yeah,but he's fine with the logo and the casting.

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11 minutes ago, ShouldIBeHere said:

Time to watch this again...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHGqp8lz36c

... Old typewriter and a BIG idea.
Rockbottom became the solid foundation on which i rebuilt my life. Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing unless you live so cautiously you might as well not lived at all in which case you fail by default.  
Great speech :bravo:

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1 hour ago, Goffe said:

 


Yes, I read that. Still, simply don't believe in those words.

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Goblet of Fire is the worst of the Hogwarts Potter movies. Its the least Potter and the most standard blockbustery of them all. Its like the X3 of the franchise but better I think (or remember, gonna watch them all again next month) 

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How can anyone say that something like OotP or HBP is more exciting than GoF?

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9 minutes ago, Ethan Hunt said:

 

How can anyone say that something like OotP or HBP is more exciting than GoF?

 

You're response just 1000% proved my point. Look Dragons, look Cgi everywhere, look Voldemort, yep thats the one I like. thats why the GA love it. 

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24 minutes ago, Jay Salahi said:

Goblet of Fire is the worst of the Hogwarts Potter movies. Its the least Potter and the most standard blockbustery of them all. Its like the X3 of the franchise but better I think (or remember, gonna watch them all again next month) 

Why you do this Jay

 

OOTP and COS are clearly worse.

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goblet of fire is one of the best long-form narrative turning points out there smdh

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The Yule Ball is enough for.me to love GoF TBH.

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