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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I know the script hasn't been written but why is Disney/Lucasfilm holding their hands on the character the spin off will be about?  The movie is now coming out in 2 1/2 years.  They have to know who they are doing.  We only have 3 names rumored.  Bobafett, Yoda and Han Solo as well as a possible Luke Skywalker Tiefighter "Red 5" rumored Film.

Star Wars Origins: Mace Windu...I would watch it.

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I know the script hasn't been written but why is Disney/Lucasfilm holding their hands on the character the spin off will be about?  The movie is now coming out in 2 1/2 years.  They have to know who they are doing.  We only have 3 names rumored.  Bobafett, Yoda and Han Solo as well as a possible Luke Skywalker Tiefighter "Red 5" rumored Film. 

Like Marvel they would have an idea, maybe not 100% yet.

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I kind of wanted Gareth to do Godzilla 2 though...

He can't?

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I'd rather the film be about squidface Jedi or conehead Jedi.No, they don't have actual names you awful, awful people.

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I'd rather the film be about squidface Jedi or conehead Jedi.No, they don't have actual names you awful, awful people.

 

What about the guy who sold cigarettes?

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Um... ok? These spin off's seem like a bad idea that will dilute the brand and the screenwriter is hardly encouraging.

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I think Gareth Edwards won't direct Godzilla 2. Either way, Frank Darabont, one of the writers, should take over.

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Gareth in the Lucasfilm Conference Room:

 

"But I thought you said this was a spin off right?", lol:

 

 

 

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Woah, this is the last thing I expected to hear today.

 

Fuck the spin offs...... But Im down for Gareth, the boy has talent. 

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For the Gareth fans.  How is that film "Monsters"?:

 

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Star Wars Origins: Mace Windu...I would watch it.

IM TIRED OF THESE MOTHERFUCKIN SPIN-OFFS, ON THIS MOTHERFUCKIN SCHEDULE.MAKE ANOTHER ONE AGAIN, I DARE YOU. IM MACE WINDU, NOT LAURENCE FISHBURNE.
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For the Gareth fans.  How is that film "Monsters"?:

 

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Don't tell anyone here, but I would rate it above Godzilla.

 

(Though be warned that it's a slow burner just like Godzilla.)

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Go go Gareth Edwards!

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He went from a half a million budget indie film to Godzilla films and Star Wars in a few years. What a rise. 

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