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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KRAMPUS | 12.4.15 | Universal | final domestic gross: $42,725,475

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Damn! I heard of Krampus for the first time in the show American Dad, I ignored it was a real thing o_o

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Jurassic Park had very little in the blood and gore department, there was really only a severed arm. Lost World was more violent than the first, with a person being ripped in half and the geyser of blood when the T-Rex grabs that one guy out of the cave.

 

Jurassic World has blood raining through tree branches, blood splattering on glass, the Indominus munching on that one worker (though it is partly obscured by trees, you can tell it rips the guy apart a bit and scarfs half the body down) and a person being stabbed by the beak of one of the pteranodons. Again, it's still PG-13, but it's still a smidge more violent than the first with violence similar to Lost World.

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I desperately want this to be good. It looks like soooo much fun. Like a gory Gremlins. 

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I know my 30M OW club is too ballsy, but I wouldn't be surprised at all with high teens/low 20's.

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Rated PG-13 for "sequences of horror violence/terror, language and some drug material"

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I desperately want this to be good. It looks like soooo much fun. Like a gory Gremlins. 

It ain't gonna be as gory as Gremlins.It's supposed to be Christmas Horror movie aimed at the whole family.

Anybody who thought this was gonna be a "Hard" Horror movie was living in Fantasy Land.

Its' going to be, in terms of content, something like Goosebumps.

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Love Trick r' Treat, so bring it on. Im actually pretty excited for this 

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Where did the 11/25/15 come from; literally everywhere else has it as 12.4.15

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50 minutes ago, Blankments said:

Where did the 11/25/15 come from; literally everywhere else has it as 12.4.15

That was its original release date.

 

This has flop written all over it, unfortunately. Another case of a movie stuck between two audiences and not fully appealing to either: too silly (it is, after all, about the Christmas Demon lololol) and satirical for those seeking a scare, too creepy for those seeking a laugh.

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In Classic Christmas lore, Krampus was basically Santa's enforcer, putting bad little kids into his sack and beating them with sticks....not killing them,just scaring them out of thier naughty way. In this movie, he has become Freddy Kruger. Count me out.

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Any box office predictions? This thread seems deader than a pre marital sex loving teen at camp crystal lake!

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