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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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grim22

Meg | Aug 10 2018 | WB-China co-production | IMAX 3D | Jon Turteltaub directing. Jason Statham fights a shark. Li Bingbing replaces Fan Bingbing.

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http://www.tracking-board.com/tb-exclusive-long-awaited-giant-shark-thriller-meg-swims-to-warner-bros/

 

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The long-gestating adaptation of NY Times Bestseller MEG is now moving forward at Warner Bros. Sources reveal that the project, which has had three different homes over nearly twenty years, is a priority development. Described so eloquently as “Jurassic Park with a shark,” the film is based on the original bestselling novel Meg: A Novel Of Deep Terror written by Steve Alten, which centers on two men from opposite points of view that are forced to band together in order to neutralize the terror that’s threatening the California coast.


The Manchurian Candidate and Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life scribe Dean Georgaris scripted the latest draft of the adaptation, taking over for the nearly seven previous writers, including Alten, that penned different versions throughout the years. Sources reveal that Warner is currently in the midst of finding a director for the project. Veteran producer Colin Wilson, who has long been attached, will produce alongside Belle Avery, while Andrew Fischel and Cate Adams will oversee development for Warner.


Much like the dead creature on which the film is based, the project itself was at multiple instances extinct. The Megadaptation was initially set up at Disney in 1997 when the book was published, a bid which cost the studio nearly a one million. The project eventually went into turnaround after Disney caught cold feet about competing with Warner’s 1999 killer shark pic Deep Blue Sea. Alten, frustrated at the lack of movement on the project, wrote his own draft which he showed to Nick Nunziata, who then in turn delivered to Guillermo Del Toro.



Del Toro took the project to Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin, who brought on Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life director Jan De Bont to helm. New Line Cinema then nabbed the rights in 2005 for a reported mid-six against seven-figures, and for years the project was in heavy development
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Yeah, but will there be this?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nzd0R_OeOc

 

Thought so. 

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BKB will be thrilled. :lol:

 

 

Jesus, and I was just talking about shoehorning this into a JW Sequel.. Hollywood is listening to me.. :hi5: 

 

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Now, clearly, this is fake as fuck, but still, this is what this damn thing would look like.. These 2 guys would be fucking dead right now and that rinky dink boat sunk to the bottom... Fuck is this.. :rofl: 

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Yeah, but will there be this?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nzd0R_OeOc

 

Thought so. 

 

Those are some of the worst special effects I've ever seen.

 

That having been said, you *know* the creators of Sharknado are taking notes on what to do with Sharknado 4.

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This film has been rumored for so dang long :P

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Finally!

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I just wish Sharknado had actually just been a crossover of Jaws and Twister

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Jonas Taylor is in his mini-sub, colliding toward the MEG with it's mouth open.. Jonas and the mini0sub get swallowed and once inside the MEG'S Stomach, he takes the MEG tooth he's carried around with him in his pocket and proceeds to locate the heart muscle and uses the MEG Tooth to cut the heart muscle out and as a result, the shark dies and sinks to the bottom...

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All I ask is that when they make this movie, they change the ending of the movie from the novel, which the ending of the novel sucked ass..

 

1 other thing I'd like to suggest: Universal should give Richard Dreyfuss a call and offer him $$$ to reprise his role as Matt Hooper from the 1st JAWS... Granted, Hooper wasn't in the novel MEG, but Hooper could have a glorified cameo in seeing this thing up close since Hooper in the Novel JAWS mentions the Carcharocles megalodon by name when referring to the Great White their hunting... Having him in the movie would generate super $$$$$$ and would be a nice tie-in with the 1st JAWS... Dreyfuss could make references to the shark from the 1st movie also which would be cool...

 

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Eli Roth in talks to direct: http://variety.com/2015/film/news/eli-roth-direct-giant-shark-thriller-meg-for-warner-bros-1201520955/

 

 

After nearly 20 years of development, the bigscreen adaptation of New York Times best-seller “Meg”–about a giant, prehistoric shark–is swimming closer to the surface.

Sources tell Variety that Eli Roth is in talks to direct the Warner Bros. tentpole, which is based on the Steve Allen novel. Belle Avery and Colin Wilson are producing the pic from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris.

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This film could be a very big deal if given a good release date and is half-decent.

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I am up for this flick.  Hopefully it is good.  If not, I have Jaws and all the Sharknados to get me through ;)

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This goddamn movie is finally getting made. I had been looking forward to it for years since middle school but all these failed attempts at making it just left me jaded.

 

This damn movie better be worth it.

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Jonas Taylor is in his mini-sub, colliding toward the MEG with it's mouth open.. Jonas and the mini0sub get swallowed and once inside the MEG'S Stomach, he takes the MEG tooth he's carried around with him in his pocket and proceeds to locate the heart muscle and uses the MEG Tooth to cut the heart muscle out and as a result, the shark dies and sinks to the bottom...

 

 

All I ask is that when they make this movie, they change the ending of the movie from the novel, which the ending of the novel sucked ass..

What, you think they should just blow it up like any other shark movie? They should just keep it the way it is in the novel.

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There's no way the movie could end like the Novel with Jonas Taylor killing the shark from within by cutting out it's heart with a MEG Tooth he's carried around in his pocket forever... For starters, the stomach acid would eat through his wet suit and kill him anyway, not to mention drowning from the contents in this things stomach..



If they're going to kill it, best to take his mini-sub and have it collide with the MEG, swallowing the sub and detonating it.. Any other way and the general audience will laugh at it like it's a SyFy Channel type of crap..

 

 

What, you think they should just blow it up like any other shark movie? They should just keep it the way it is in the novel.

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