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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GiantCALBears

Star Wars Land coming to Disneyland & WDW

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Here is the original LA times article & then an update from today's closures & some concept art. Will be one of the biggest expansions either park has seen. 

 

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-disneyland-star-wars-20151226-story.html

 

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-disneyland-riverfront-post-star-wars-land-20160108-story.html

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To give you guys an idea of how crappy it is to be in Disneyland for the next few weeks/months/years?

 

 

 

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I haven't been to Disneyland in forever, but I might have to make a day of it after this is finished.

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A lot of the closures up there are seasonal but anything related to Rivers of America & Frontierland is specifically SW Land related. Park will look very different in a couple years.

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31 minutes ago, GiantCALBears said:

To give you guys an idea of how crappy it is to be in Disneyland for the next few weeks/months/years?

 

 

 

At least at WDW, Hollywood Studios is already the weakest park, so the closures there won't affect Disney too much. I hope to check it out when they are done, although that could be in 3-4 years. The rumors around the attractions sound awesome, both sound like huge E-tickets. Only problem I can foresee is that this is so popular that they could expand it, but can't because they don't have the room.

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Did Soarin' start it's upgrade at DCA yet? It went down at Epcot last week.

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They also have to shut down Fantastic! for 18 months :( Its far better than World of Color 

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This is Disney's definitive answer to Universal's Harry Potter world.  I'm sure it will be a smash success once all the construction is finished.

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I hope they do it justice. As long as they recognise how big this could be and don't rest on their laurels, hopefully we'll get something Cars Land quality and not Season of the Force quality (I know it's not an attraction, just the lack of effort side).

 

DHS could do with this rather than Toy Story... 

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4 hours ago, Jay Salahi said:

They also have to shut down Fantastic! for 18 months :( Its far better than World of Color 

Looking on YouTube that new version looks really bad.

 

2 hours ago, Dan9 said:

I hope they do it justice. As long as they recognise how big this could be and don't rest on their laurels, hopefully we'll get something Cars Land quality and not Season of the Force quality (I know it's not an attraction, just the lack of effort side).

 

DHS could do with this rather than Toy Story... 

DHS is getting it after Toy Story, construction is starting soon for both.

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SWThemedLand.jpg

 

This glorious image popped up on my Twitter feed. This is concept art for Disneyland specifically.

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On 7/12/2016 at 1:47 AM, Jayhawk said:

SWThemedLand.jpg

 

This glorious image popped up on my Twitter feed. This is concept art for Disneyland specifically.

Cool. they're having flying X-Wings.

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Willing to bet 100 bucks it misses the date. 

 

Every major Disney theme park project in the new decade had been delayed (Shanghai Disney opened a year late and 1 Billion over budget. Avatar land took way longer to break ground then they wanted then they missed the first opening date by a year and went Hundreds of Millions over budget again). This is the GOAL. The real word on the street is, Nov/Dec Star Wars land 2019 DL with the Epidode IX premiere there. then spring/summer 2020 at Hollywood studios. 

 

 

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:insane:

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