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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kayumanggi

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE VI | 07.27.18 | Paramount | Henry Cavill joins

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Not like Verbinski or MacLaren are doing anything

 

I do think M:I is Wright's ideal big franchise now. Cruise likes having a directorial vision behind these films, and the Pegg connection that put him in talks for Star Trek is here. The one big difference: this'll have a much easier production schedule than Star Trek Beyond will

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14 hours ago, kayumanggi said:

I mean Chris McQ is awesome but I would prefer if we kept up the different director for every film trend

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20 minutes ago, Ethan Hunt said:

I mean Chris McQ is awesome but I would prefer if we kept up the different director for every film trend

 

Same 

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No thanks. I like the changing up of directors for a franchise as big as this, and MI5 was the worst of the series.

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i would complain about them not switching up directors because of some illogical idea of how this series is "supposed" to be but I like good movies so i'm fine with this.

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Mission: Impossible - Spectre is coming lmao. 

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Jesus Christ...

 

I'll have more to say when I get out of class

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Oh shit I forg or about this... Well shit kinda pisses me off

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25 minutes ago, Ethan Hunt said:

Oh shit I forg or about this... Well shit kinda pisses me off

I thought you liked this one though?

 

 

 

Personally I thought this was the weakest film of the franchise, so not keen on McQuarrie returning. :/

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If they were gonna bring back a director, it should have been John Woo.

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1 minute ago, treeroy said:

I thought you liked this one though?

 

 

 

Personally I thought this was the weakest film of the franchise, so not keen on McQuarrie returning. :/

I liked it. I.just like the different directors for every film thing that the franchise has been running with since the beginning 

 

De Palma's film feels different from Woo's film, and Woo's film feels different from Abraham's film, and Abraham's film feels different from Bird's film, and Bird's film feels different from McQ's film. And I enjoy them all (though one of them for probably not the intended reasons.) 

 

Also I feel like M:I 5 while good, I really didn't love the action scenes as much I have in some of the other instalments

 

 

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I agree with Ethan. It would have been more interesting to see a sixth different take. That said, I enjoyed number 5, so it isn't terrible news.

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On 11/30/2015, 8:17:33, MrPink said:

If they were gonna bring back a director, it should have been John Woo.

 

Why, so he could get a chance to make a good one?  :P

 

Using the same director probably helps with a quicker turn around between films.  Even Cruise ages.  There's less of a need to get up to speed, no need to feel out a list of directors and see if they have an affinity for the genre or project and Cruise already knows they work well together.

 

 

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