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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Jurassic World over $450m..in China!

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This is the way I see it.

 

$320m was grossed in China for robotic dinosaurs in a boring fucking movie.

$390m was grossed this year in China for Furious 7 (I still don't understand the Furious appeal).

 

And now, we got a movie that has real dinosaurs, not robotic ones; and it was entertaining as fuck.

 

I mean come on, people who have seen the movie, wasn't the finale epic?!

 

I sure as hell enjoyed it a lot more than AoU..

 

Who's in?

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There's a forum specifically for China

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yes this needs to be moved. But no way its making that much. I am thinking its 2nd week hold will be good and it will make around 200m in china. But that is it. 450m is impossible. Hollywood movies just run for 30  days that too its screen count is hit hard when new releases hit and there are big local movies opening soon.

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Oh, I didn't know that.

 

Off topic, how can I edit my signature? I've been trying to figure it out for hours, and I can't find it anywhere.

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You can't edit your signature unless you have a premium account.

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And now, we got a movie that has real dinosaurs, not robotic ones...

 

 

The dinosaurs in JW were not real either.

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This club isn't even remotely realistic. It's like saying JW 1B domestic.

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You are acting as if the film hasn't opened yet. But it has and we have numbers, so we know it won't make anywhere near 450M.

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Maybe we should start a club

Jursic world over 200M in Belgium....

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