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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Dunkirk | A CHRISTOPHER NOLAN / HARRY STYLES JOINT | July 21, 2017 | New Trailer on p132. No spoilers allowed.

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7 hours ago, Goffe said:

well, it's not an action movie starring Leonardo Dicaprio or a high concept space movie or one of the most anticipated finales ever.... Would be odd if people were actually hyping it to heavens.

 

@MrPink

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I'm excited for it. Mostly because I want to find out if I can understand a quarter of what Mark Rylance is saying.

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11 minutes ago, Jayhawk said:

I'm excited for it. Mostly because I want to find out if I can understand a quarter of what Mark Rylance is saying.

 

Him and Hardy combined -- high degree of difficulty, especially when you consider the possibility of the Nolan IMAX sound-mix. :rofl: 

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16 minutes ago, AABATTERY said:

 

@MrPink

 

I am not hyping to the Heavens.

 

Im hyping it to another galaxy.

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5th viewing of prologue coming up btw 😏😏😏

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Just now, MrPink said:

 

I am not hyping to the Heavens.

 

Im hyping it to another galaxy.

 

Hyping it to the fifth dimension of love?

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1 minute ago, TelemAAchos said:

 

Hyping it to the fifth dimension of love?

 

You know me so well Tele

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7 minutes ago, TelemAAchos said:

 

Him and Hardy combined -- high degree of difficulty, especially when you consider the possibility of the Nolan IMAX sound-mix. :rofl: 

I think I understood 3 words he said in the prologue.

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1 hour ago, Goffe said:

Anything above 350m is a ok bo result. Anything above 500m is very strong. 

 

Above $500m would make it the biggest unadjusted war movie of all time I think, $350m would put it at number 4.

 

Saving Private Ryan: $481.8

300: $456

Pearl Harbor: $449.2

Inglorious Basterds: $321

The Patriot: $215.3

Braveheart: 210.4

Valkyrie: 200.27

War Horse: 177.58

Black Hawk Down: 172.98

Apocalypse Now: 150

 

In recent year's:

Imitation Game: 233.55 million

Fury: 211.81 million

Hacksaw Ridge: 175.3 million

Unbroken: 163.4 million

 

If the Euro stay like that, for anyone else reaching 250 million with a movie like that would be impressive, but Nolan and the money I imagine he got for it and the giant release Warner will give to it, he certainly raising the bar versus the usual WW2 movie, still doubling Hacksaw Ridge would already be impressive imo.

 

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Have you people read the comments on youtube? Lots of fangirls saying they are going to fangirl hard (ie scream) every time that 1D dude appears.

 

:depp:

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15 minutes ago, Goffe said:

Have you people read the comments on youtube? Lots of fangirls saying they are going to fangirl hard (ie scream) every time that 1D dude appears.

 

:depp:

Come on. People say a lot of stupid stuff on the internet that they don't do in real life. It's normal. Those "fangirls" might just save this movie's BO. I'm counting on it, actually.

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10 hours ago, tribefan695 said:

I think Interstellar split his fanbase a bit and his name is becoming somewhat of a punchline.

This is not true at all.

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2 hours ago, Goffe said:

Have you people read the comments on youtube? Lots of fangirls saying they are going to fangirl hard (ie scream) every time that 1D dude appears.

 

:depp:

 

Well people should give them credit if they can fangirl a Titanic out of this war movie.:ph34r:

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5 hours ago, Goffe said:

Have you people read the comments on youtube? Lots of fangirls saying they are going to fangirl hard (ie scream) every time that 1D dude appears.

 

:depp:

Are you sure that the fangirls will just "scream" instead of going "Fifty Shades"?

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This here is the Shay's LEAST anticipated movie this year.

 

It's just something that vaguely registers on Valerian's date, trying in vain to counterprogram.

 

As if someone would willingly choose something as boring.

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20 hours ago, filmlover said:

That's still a pretty stupid decision they made.

 

It didn't happen and that was a clickbait story.  

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I didn't know this was Atonement. 

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Just now, WrathOfHan said:

I didn't know this was Atonement. 

the whole flick seems like pretty much a 2.5 hour adaptation of that one shot from atonement tbh. and i'm not sure it'll be better.

Edited by CoolioD1

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I'll increase my prediction to 45/145. I'm just not sensing enough appeal for this, and it's a hard sell. I think good reviews will still leg it out though.

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