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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CJohn

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

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I guess this means Spider-Man won't be getting IMAX as this movie will play in IMAX through Labor Day.

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Well, I'm obviously excited.

But I'm scared where this thread will go at 3AM...

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I can't wait to read the first 10 pages of this thread on July 2017 and laugh at how overblown and over the top the reaction is.

Pink, believe!

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Well, I'm obviously excited.

But I'm scared where this thread will go at 3AM...

CJohn does his stuff at 2am not 3.

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I can't wait to read the first 10 pages of this thread on July 2017 and laugh at how overblown and over the top the reaction is.

It is gonna be a good reading for sure.

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Initial prediction: 98% RT, 75M OW, Best Supporting Actress.

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Pink, believe!

 

I believe. Do not worry.

 

I wavered in 2014. I will not this time. I will lead you all to the promised land. I will walk 500 miles to see this and then I'd walk 500 more.

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So Warner Bros. has big Spielberg, Affleck, and Nolan-directed movies, alongside Justice League and Wonder Woman in 2017.

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CJohn does his stuff at 2am not 3.

I was watching Gotham but this thread is way more important right now. 

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I believe. Do not worry.

I wavered in 2014. I will not this time. I will lead you all to the promised land. I will walk 500 miles to see this and then I'd walk 500 more.

When you wake up, do you know where you're gonna be, gonna be?

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So Warner Bros. has big Spielberg, Affleck, and Nolan-directed movies, alongside Justice League and Wonder Woman in 2017.

RIP Disney and Universal. They had a good run. 

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Ah yeah. Any hints what it will be Nolanites?

All signs point to awesome.

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Initial prediction: 98% RT, 75M OW, Best Supporting Actress.

5x multi: 375M+ 850M OS

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Btw, future me from 2 years from now, yes, you did end up putting A Christopher Nolan Joint in the title. I want you to remember that!

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And just like that, I have a new most anticipated film.  :P

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Well this was the wrong day to run out of likes.

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So Warner Bros. has big Spielberg, Affleck, and Nolan-directed movies, alongside Justice League and Wonder Woman in 2017.

WB has one Spielberg movie. That's exactly one less than Disney has planned (maybe two if Indy 5 happens)...and Universal gets his rest.

I'm not sure that's really.,.theirs.

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Well this was the wrong day to run out of likes.interstellar-movie-wallpaper-2.jpg?w=165

Feel free to upgrade your account!

Nolan would.

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