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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Rogue One | December 16, 2016 | 155M OW... nearly immeasurable | SPOILERS NOW ALLOWED

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Director: Gareth Edwards

Writer: Chris Weitz

Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Tony To, John Swartz

 

Synopsis: A rogue band of resistance fighters unite to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy.

 

Cast:

Felicity Jones

Diego Luna

Ben Mendelsohn

Donnie Yen

Jiang Wen

Forrest Whitaker

Alan Tudyk

Riz Ahmed

 

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In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney have begun development on multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. Gareth Edwards will direct the first stand-alone film, with a screenplay by Gary Whitta. The film is due out December 16, 2016.

 

Gareth Edwards blazed into the filmmaking forefront with his acclaimed work on Monsters, a film he wrote, directed and served on as cinematographer and visual effects artist. The skill and vision readily apparent in Monsters earned him the high-profile spot directing this year's smash hit Godzilla.

 

"Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life - join the Rebel Alliance! I could not be more excited & honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm, said Edwards.

 

Gary Whitta's screenwriting credits include 2010's The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington. He is also well known as a journalist and editor in the video game industry, as well as part of the BAFTA award-winning team on Telltale Games adaptation of The Walking Dead.

 

Whitta states, "From the moment I first saw the original movie as a wide-eyed kid, Star Wars has been the single most profound inspiration to my imagination and to my career as a writer. It is deeply special to me,so to be given the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing legacy, especially in collaboration with a film-maker as talented as Gareth,is literally a dream come true. I'm still pinching myself."

 

 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-spinoff-hires-godzilla-706636

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I just hope he is still doing Godzilla 2.

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We have threads created for every spin-off. This one will get merged with the correct one when we found out. I am gonna move it for now. 

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We have threads created for every spin-off. This one will get merged with the correct one when we found out. I am gonna move out for now. 

 

NOOO, I wanted full control of a Star Wars thread ala Chewy D:

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So what happens if Avatar 2 tries to claim this date?

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I need to see what this movie's actually about, but after Godzilla, Edwards playing in this universe interests me more than Abrams.

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So what happens if Avatar 2 tries to claim this date?

This should move to the 23rd.

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Star Wars vs. Avatar

 

Oh, boy. :lol:

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I didn't like Godzilla much, but most of its problems come from a weak script with bland characters. Give Edwards a good script to work with and he could really make something special.

 

But honestly I suggest you guys not go look at Gary Whitta's IMDB page :rofl:

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I didn't like Godzilla much, but most of its problems come from a weak script with bland characters. Give Edwards a good script to work with and he could really make something special.

 

But honestly I suggest you guys not go look at Gary Whitta's IMDB page :rofl:

GARY WHITTA GARY WHITTA GARY WHITTA

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NOOO, I wanted full control of a Star Wars thread ala Chewy D:

 

Then hope and pray we've been misinformed about the sidequels.

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I hope it's about the Rancor.

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Seeing Edwards' background, I bet it's about how the Exogorth got to the asteroid belt

 

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I hope it's about the Sarlacc

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SHIT THIS GARY WHITTA WROTE AFTER EARTH. 

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The only thing I gathered from that article is that Monsters costs $500,000, yet Tommy Wiseaus The Room cost $6Million!!!!!!!Good God Almighty

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SHIT THIS GARY WHITTA WROTE AFTER EARTH.

NOOOOOOOOOOO

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