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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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Spider-Man: Homecoming | July 7, 2017 | BEST POSTERS OF ALL TIME - Not one, but TWO Trailers for Maximum Spoil, page 371

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People sometimes forget that Spider-Man is arguably the most popular superhero of them all, only possibly rivaled by Batman. And Batman had a couple of disappointing movies at the box office but then The Dark Knight reached $1Billion. The same thing can happen with SMH.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 pulled 700 million worldwide even having the worst reviews of the series. A good one that also features Iron Man could more than plausibly do a billion.

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8 hours ago, iJackSparrow said:

I always struggle with that concept. I know why people see it that way but it doesn't makes sense to me. 

Ironically Spider-Man is the movie that started this trend. When you get confused jack just check bom. 

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8 hours ago, aabattery said:

War for the Planet of the Apes and Dunkirk are both gonna be more competition for SMH than Apocalypse and Alice were for Civil War IMO.

Not to mention, Emoji Movie could be bigger than Angry Birds, and it opens after DM3. Even the smaller stuff like Valerian could hurt.

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Posted (edited)

 

DM3 and Spidey might end like Jurassic World and Inside Out, which had demo overlapping but they co existed perfectly. Looking again summer 2015, Minions in its second weekend didn't impact Ant-Man at all and dropped almost 60%, a drop% that DM3 will likely mirror

Edited by XO21

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I'm thinking $110/315 for this domestic.

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6 minutes ago, Mango said:

I'm thinking $110/315 for this domestic.

That would be great, really. I have it at 335m, but honestly, cracking 300m would be a big win.

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Thinking this squeaks by $300M.

$120M/$305M (with Sony trying to fudge it.)

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50 minutes ago, cheesypoofs said:

That would be great, really. I have it at 335m, but honestly, cracking 300m would be a big win.

 Without Iron Man I would have gone with around $275M but having a fellow Avenger along will be a big interest point for a new Spidey flick.

Edited by Mango

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Everytime someone says SMH, I thought they are shaking their heads for something

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2 hours ago, Bordlove said:

Everytime someone says SMH, I thought they are shaking their heads for something

 

It's why I prefer using Homecoming to SMH :P 

 

Also doesn't help that for the longest time I thought "smh" stood for "so much hate"

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I am SMH at the spoiler heavy SMH trailer.

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I just realised that smh means "shaking my head" , and not "so much hate". 

 

I need to improve my Internet language skills. SMH

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3 hours ago, Bordlove said:

Everytime someone says SMH, I thought they are shaking their heads for something

 

Sequel should be titled Spider-Man Homecoming: Living Out Loud.

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13 hours ago, lilmac said:

I am SMH at the spoiler heavy SMH trailer.

I am Spider-Man: Homecoming at the spoiler heavy shaking my head trailer? :thinking:

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Oh yes this is happening. Rather sooner than later, this is happening. Entendedores entenderão. :insane:

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On 4/30/2017 at 6:55 AM, cheesypoofs said:

I am Spider-Man: Homecoming at the spoiler heavy shaking my head trailer? :thinking:

 

Spoilers man, spoilers. 

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Tom has definitely hit the jackpot. :wub: (it's fair game because just like me Laura doesn't look her age, she is freaking 27 years old and I sincerely couldn't tell for the life of me)

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Posted (edited)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyWFg-srDMk

 

The whole panel with Tom Holland and Laura Harrier from Brazilian's website Omelete is on the link above, it starts around 32 minutes. 

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