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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Jem and the Holograms | 10/23/2015

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What the? That's truly outrageous! :D This definitely was the best girl-oriented animated show of all time! :P 

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Never heard of the property.Will the girls be hot? Important question.

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Never heard of the property.Will the girls be hot? Important question.

 

Depends on the actresses cast. And subjective tastes. :P

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I remember watching a lot of this, back when I would watch anything that was animated.

 

From what I remember, it was really dumb. Really really dumb.

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I'm rather excited for this. Jem could be really cracktastic at times, but was never any dumber than, say, GI Joe or Transformers.

 

My biggest concern is Chu as the director. Although this is probably more in his wheelhouse than GI Joe Retaliation was.

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Well, as long as Bieber isn't in this.

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I remember watching a lot of this, back when I would watch anything that was animated.

 

From what i remember, it was really dumb. Really really dumb.

 

That's crazy! Popstar with a double live, going on epic adventures with her band, running an entire orphanage of girls and fighting a rival rock band and their manipulative and sleazy manager? Plus in show music videos? This pawns stuff like Hannah Montana, which clearly got the "pop star leading a dual life" hook from this.

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Didn't the rival band frequently try to kill Jem and the rest of her band? :lol:

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Didn't the rival band frequently try to kill Jem and the rest of her band? :lol:

 

Yes, and their evil manager even had the orphanage they ran bombed once. That's why the show was so epic. :P

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Weird that 80s girl cartoons are suddenly getting a revival? MLP, Rainbow Brite, Jem...interesting.

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I know a guy named Jem...

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Weird that 80s girl cartoons are suddenly getting a revival? MLP, Rainbow Brite, Jem...interesting.

We need Exosquad!

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Wake me up when they do Visionaries and Galaxy Rangers.

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I want THUNDERCATS, HO: THE MOVIE NAOW!!!!

 

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I want THUNDERCATS, HO: THE MOVIE NAOW!!!!

 

 

One of the best cartoon themes ever. The score of the show itself is a work of art.

 

Personally I'd be all up for a live action Thundercats movie. The 2011 reboot was great and was seriously underappreciated and mistreated by CN.

 

Basically anything involving Thundercats at this point (no matter how crappy it may be) will do.

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First (blurry) pic via Elle Magazine

 

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