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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Gabriel Sales

The Little Prince - October 16, 2015

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The movie/animation based on the book/work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry already debuted and has been doing successfully in several countries, including: France, Brazil, Argentina and Poland.

 

His debut in China is scheduled for October 16, I ask: Is there any possibility of this film doing well in China?

 

 

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Thank You!

 

I have based my comparisons of The Little Prince with The Lego Movie, because budgets are similar. The Lego Movie has not had the opportunity to stay in theaters in China, do not know for what reason, The Little Prince will have this opportunity, just hope it goes well in China.

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Thank You!

I have based my comparisons of The Little Prince with The Lego Movie, because budgets are similar. The Lego Movie has not had the opportunity to stay in theaters in China, do not know for what reason, The Little Prince will have this opportunity, just hope it goes well in China.

Was it shown in U.S.?

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Will debut only at the end of the year in the United States. 

 

Will debut first in China.  :) 

 

Any chance the film doing well in China? 

 

On the site www.gewara.com the overwhelming majority is giving a score of 10 for the film.  :D 

I watched here in Brazil, the film was very well produced, it's exciting and conveys a beautiful mesagem. Very much worth the watch feathers.

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Will debut only at the end of the year in the United States. 

 

Will debut first in China.  :) 

 

Any chance the film doing well in China? 

 

On the site www.gewara.com the overwhelming majority is giving a score of 10 for the film.  :D 

I watched here in Brazil, the film was very well produced, it's exciting and conveys a beautiful mesagem. Very much worth the watch feathers.

The film has not been released in China so those ratings aren't real. It will not do well in China unfortunately, it's not a well known story to most Chinese.

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The film has not been released in China so those ratings aren't real. It will not do well in China unfortunately, it's not a well known story to most Chinese.

 

:o   :(

 

The film is hardly a book adaptation, ie who have not read the book will understand and love the movie the same way as it is a fantastic film. Here in Brazil the book is well known, the film debuted in second place, but with a strong word of mouth took the lead in the next week to lead for 3 consecutive weeks.

 

Argentina has left much film back this week for example, after five weeks of its premiere, the film is less fall in the top 10.

 

In Poland it is already among the 10 most viewed films of the year, aiming The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

 

According to specialized websites and awardscircuit.com indiewire.com the film is a favorite to an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, provided it is released by the end of the year.

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:o   :(

 

The film is hardly a book adaptation, ie who have not read the book will understand and love the movie the same way as it is a fantastic film. Here in Brazil the book is well known, the film debuted in second place, but with a strong word of mouth took the lead in the next week to lead for 3 consecutive weeks.

 

Argentina has left much film back this week for example, after five weeks of its premiere, the film is less fall in the top 10.

 

In Poland it is already among the 10 most viewed films of the year, aiming The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

 

According to specialized websites and awardscircuit.com indiewire.com the film is a favorite to an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, provided it is released by the end of the year.

This may be the case, but it won't make much money in China...sorry

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This may be the case, but it won't make much money in China...sorry

 

:(  :(

 

I've imagined!  Unfortunately! 

 

I just want to alert the Chinese who have the opportunity to watch a great animated film, one of the best I've ever seen. 

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I think it won't be a flop. It got some attention because the Little Prince will be voiced by a decently popular boy band member in China, Yi Yangqianxi of TFboys. Not sure if it matters, but the weibo post had over 700m views and 4.5m discussions.

I hope it will make at least half of minions.

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What news for the film ?

 

I would also news about the premiere of the film in China!  :) 

 

As presales are?

 

The Little Prince is possible to do more than Inside Out?  :P 

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I've imagined! Unfortunately!

I just want to alert the Chinese who have the opportunity to watch a great animated film, one of the best I've ever seen.

OD 13M looks good.The little prince might over Inside out in China.80~90M is possible.100M will not surprise me. Edited by bangbingchan

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150M is locked.

 

Not bad for a French animation.  :D

 

If you have a decent US distribution we can envision making more than 100 million. It is a very good animation, worthy of Oscar nomination.  ;) 

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