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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Where are the Misfits?

 

I remember this cartoon, my big sister was a huge fan, and what I remember is that Jem & TH and The Misfits where rivals, this show was about music (and some romance) not about a teenage band that suddenly became famous.

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Juliette Lewis might be. . . I guess. . . maybe. . .

 

No, the true villain my friends is fame. Fame is a villain. . . 

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...it makes you forget that friendship is what really matters.

 

Cliché. 

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Juliette Lewis might be. . . I guess. . . maybe. . .

 

No, the true villain my friends is fame. Fame is a villain. . . 

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Die fame die!!!

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My sister told me that apparently The Misfits are in the movie, but I cannot see them in the trailer, I don't recognize them.

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My sister told me that apparently The Misfits are in the movie, but I cannot see them in the trailer, I don't recognize them.

I don't even see any evidence of holograms involved.

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Of course there's that boy who loved J Lo's cookies to be the love interest.

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Terrible

Wtf was that songs ??

Where are the holograms ??

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Was there some sorts of rights issue or contract with Hasbro that meant this movie had to be made at the budget and speed it was?

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This trailer was so boring I just can't.

$8 million OW

$19 million DOM

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I've seen more hate for this trailer than I have seen hate for the Terminator Genisys trailers. Damn

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When I watched the trailer on youtube I noticed the like/dislike bar was about 70% the latter. that's impressive. it's honestly rare that I see a trailer that hated.

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I've never seen such a negative reaction online to a trailer.

Hilarious lol

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What the ever loving hell was that nonsense?

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. . . this was from the guy that brought us GI Joe: Retaliation.

 

That movie was better than whatever the hell this is.

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Lol...Jeff Sneider and Steve frosty said that they had heard good things about this movie. lollol

They must be utterly embarrassed now

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It's like someone murdered the show and shot a perverse pantomime using the corpse through a handheld.

 

You know, I've heard people use the term "Rape/Ruin peoples' childhoods" when describing Transformers, TMNT and GI Joe. And for the most part, as a fan of at least the Transformers films, I've never thought the films were bad enough to warrant that statement.

 

Then, I saw the trailer to this movie. This was never a part of my childhood, but I know this isn't the show, and from the universal spew filling hatred on twitter and other sites, this definitely ruined some childhoods.

 

 

Where are the Misfits?
 
I remember this cartoon, my big sister was a huge fan, and what I remember is that Jem & TH and The Misfits where rivals, this show was about music (and some romance) not about a teenage band that suddenly became famous.

 

You guys should pick up the IDW comic if you are interested. It's a pretty interesting take on the show and the characters, retaining what was best about them but still adapting it to the current social media fuelled age. Definitely better than this nonsense.

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This doesn't look horrible, just really bland. Like, this is Jem and the Holograms, not a generic concert movie.

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