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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kayumanggi

Wednesday Numbers | 13.8 M THG: MOCKINGJAY II | 9.8 M THE GOOD DINOSAUR | 6.0 M CREED

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3 minutes ago, DAR said:

Glad to hear you loved it.  I know you had some trepidation

 

Pretty much everyone does now, I imagine. If anything I held out hope the most. I know it's a fanboy knee-jerk thing to say but I really feel like it's been completely misunderstood by critics.

 

Need to see Creed and Brooklyn sometime this week, too (and TGD again). Shit, I have too much to see now.

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Just a week ago I went to a small family run place w/ only one screen that was showing sicario. was the only guy there. looked as if they were about to close early before I rolled up too since I came in a couple minutes late. hahah. not today assholes.

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3 minutes ago, tribefan695 said:

 

 I know it's a fanboy knee-jerk thing to say but....

Yep!

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9 minutes ago, CoolioD1 said:

Yep!

 

I guess I may as well extend that to "Anyone who calls it "bland" or "safe"". It actually surprised me with its almost dreamlike tone.

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I'd be over the moon if Creed makes more than 10M today and TGD does 12M. What was frozens Wednesday? (BOM won't load for me cause school wifi sucks).

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3 minutes ago, DAJK said:

I'd be over the moon if Creed makes more than 10M today and TGD does 12M. What was frozens Wednesday? (BOM won't load for me cause school wifi sucks).

15.2m for Frozen

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Yeah I think I'm leaning towards TGD for today.

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Love those numbers.... we will have some fantastic reports this weekend I think. 

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Creed may be frontloaded due to its franchise nature, but I still think it has potential for some big numbers coming up thanks to WOM.

 

I will guess $8m for Creed today, and $12m for TGD.

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2 minutes ago, CoolioD1 said:

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4 minutes ago, CoolioD1 said:

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I thinks its hilarious when people say the Arnold on Arnold fight was cool. Look at how.fake this shit looks

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13 minutes ago, John Marston said:

 

 

 

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Arnold was actually really good in the movie, he seemed like he gave a damn unlike literally everyone else.

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Good numbers for both. Very exciting weekend coming up. Wish I'm gonna have time to see both movies this week.

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1 hour ago, CoolioD1 said:

how is victor frankenstein not some "fuck you, it's january" dump? that's like scheduling 101.

I think it was originally scheduled for much earlier in the year until I Frankenstein was both a critical and commercial bomb last year and they decided to give this movie some distance. Although it doesn't really matter since Mary Shelley is turning in her grave over how Hollywood can't get her creation right.

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Can someone tell me if Rocky dies in Creed, using a spoiler tag of course. I'm just curious, haven't heard one way or the other. But there is a scene in the hospital in the previews. 

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