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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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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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Now granted, this is fake and all, mainly because

 

A: The size of that shark in this photo would cause a disturbance in the water around it and

B: The guys standing on top of that Sub would be shitting a brick right now if that were real...

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http://www.unexplainedaustralia.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.36

 

 

Below is a possible megalodon account from Port Stephens, NSW, Australia 1918.


In the year 1918 I recorded the sensation that had been caused among the "outside" crayfish men at Port Stephens, when, for several days, they refused to go to sea to their regular fishing grounds in the vicinity of Broughton Island. The men had been at work on the fishing grounds—which lie in deep water—when an immense shark of almost unbelievable proportions put in an appearance, lifting pot after pot containing many crayfishes, and taking, as the men said, "pots, mooring lines and all". These crayfish pots, it should be mentioned, were about 3 feet 6 inches [1.06 m] in diameter and frequently contained from two to three dozen good-sized crayfish each weighing several pounds. The men were all unanimous that this shark was something the like of which they had never dreamed of. In company with the local Fisheries Inspector I questioned many of the men very closely and they all agreed as to the gigantic stature of the beast. But the lengths they gave were, on the whole, absurd. I mention them, however, as a indication of the state of mind which this unusual giant had thrown them into. And bear in mind that these were men who were used to the sea and all sorts of weather, and all sorts of sharks as well. One of the crew said the shark was "three hundred feet [90 m] long at least"! Others said it was as long as the wharf on which we stood—about 115 feet [35 m]! They affirmed that the water "boiled" over a large space when the fish swam past. They were all familiar with whales, which they had often seen passing at sea, but this was a vast shark. They had seen its terrible head which was "at least as long as the roof on the wharf shed at Nelson Bay." Impossible, of course! But these were prosaic and rather stolid men, not given to 'fish stories' nor even to talking about their catches. Further, they knew that the person they were talking to (myself) had heard all the fish stories years before! One of the things that impressed me was that they all agreed as to the ghostly whitish color of the vast fish. The local Fisheries Inspector of the time, Mr Paton, agreed with me that it must have been something really gigantic to put these experienced men into such a state of fear and panic."

Cryptozoologists maintain that the Megalodon could still exist.


Source: http://www.wikipedia.org

 

 

 

Boy, I wish I could've been alive to see something like this in 1918.. :what: 

 

 

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http://www.worldofkj.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6667

 

I was surfing at World of KJ and the review there of JAWS from 2007 and amazing my quote about this movie even back then, and now, it's finally being made 8 years later..

 

 

Thegun wrote:
Come on, who gave this an F, this is a masterpiece of filmmaking. One of the most chilling films that scared the crap out of me. I still have to look around when I swim on the beach.

I guess we'll see a remake soon though, its the only horror films from the 70s yet. rolleyes.gif That will be a sad day.

We won't get a remake but were getting "MEG" from New Line Cinema supposedly in 2007 and Produced by Nick Nunziata from CHUD.. MEG involves a 70 foot Prehistoric Great White known as Megolodon thought to be extinct but discovered in the Mariana Trench.. There are 4 Novels from this title..

 

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Here's 2 fan made videos for MEG with 1 being passed off as JAWS 5, which I'm surprised Universal hasn't seen this..

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiF4BqsQjBI

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcfldHbSJ5Q

 

 

Also, here's Eli Roth explaining why he's going CGI for his adaptation of MEG instead of Practical FX like JAWS employed back in 1975 and it makes sense, especially if they get the folks who just did "In The Heart Of The Sea" and it's whale FX for that movie which looks amazing.. I can only imagine how real the Megolodon in this movie is going to look compared to SyFy Channel schlock...

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This just looks so awesome for a poster or cover, that I hope to God, Eli Roth takes this seriously and they do this Justice.. This movie is to me, what MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was to Tele.. ;)

 

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This time around the shark will be terrorizing the coast of China rather than California — a change that helped in bringing on Gravity Pictures as a co-financier.

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Jason Statham

 

 

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Jason Statham, literally beating the shit out of a giant shark. . . .

 

This is going to be glorious.

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2 hours ago, kayumanggi said:

This time around the shark will be terrorizing the coast of China rather than California — a change that helped in bringing on Gravity Pictures as a co-financier.

WELP

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Since we are near China, that means MEG will also terrorize our waters. Yikes! lol

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This movie to me, is what MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was to Telemacho.. I have ALOT of passion for this project and feel with today's FX, they could make this scary as fuck.. Of course, you also have to endure the crappy SyFy Channel schlock movies they've made over the years in taking this seriously, but still...

 

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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, who appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, has joined Jason Statham in Meg, the creature feature being made by Warner Bros. Pictures and Chinese company Gravity Pictures.

At the same time, Warners has set a March 2, 2018 release date for the feature, which will be directed Jon Turteltaub, best known as helmer of the National Treasure movies. Gravity will distribute the film in China while Warners releases it throughout the rest of the world.

Jamie Vanderbilt wrote the latest script for the project, which has been swimming upstream for 20 years in order to get adapted. It centers on a Carcharodon Megalodon, the 70-foot, 40-ton prehistoric kin to the great white shark.

The studio put forth the plot of Meg as such:

An international underwater observation program, led by Chinese scientists, is under attack by an unknown danger, and its deep-sea submersible lies disabled and trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.  With time running out, former Naval Captain and expert deep sea diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by Dr. Zhang Suyin, lead oceanographer of the program, for what is likely a suicide mission. 

Years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying threat, which forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew, resulting in disgrace and a dishonorable discharge.  Now, Taylor must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the apex predator of all time.

 

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Warner Bros has March 2018 sown up with Meg, The Flash and Ready Player One.

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So this is opening against PREDATOR.

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