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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Terminator Genisys | July 1, 2015 | Crosses 400M WW, overtakes Fury Road | GB returns, Page 379!

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1 hour ago, kayumanggi said:

terminatorgenisysgraphic4.jpg

 

 

looks like more effort was put into designing these posters than the actual movie! 

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Damn, that's some amazing artwork. Where was this effort in the marketing campaign? Any of those would've made epic posters. 

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Yeah, nice artwork.

Too bad the movie wasnt as good.

(Honesty time: I've seen this twice, enjoyed the hell out of it both times).

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18 hours ago, MovieMan89 said:

Damn, that's some amazing artwork. Where was this effort in the marketing campaign? Any of those would've made epic posters. 

Then you won't have big close ups of Arnies face!

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In an alternative timeline to our world, Jay Courtney leads a multi billion franchise with his acting abilities & charisma.

 

:angry::ohmyzod:

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Watched this yesterday. Its was average, but damn yall made it sound like a total dumpster fire. It kept me entertained. Other than the 2002-esque effects, the action scenes were pretty solid. I mean how often do we get a helicopter chase?

 

Even Jai Courtney was passable, and Emelie Clarke was fun to look at. I thought the way they integrated Arnold and act one of Terminator 1 was solid too. There were flaws with the story and logic, but this couldve ended up much worse. Feels like this is as good as post T2 will ever get. Once it hits FX, ill keep the channel tuned.

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Please no sequel paramount leave this franchise alone.

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I liked this movie at first, but the more I think about it, god this movie was fun to watch!

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12 hours ago, Heat Vision said:

I enjoyed the shit out of this movie. 

The movie was shit, I enjoyed that. 

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4 hours ago, John Marston said:

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/01/20/terminator-2-release-date-pulled

 

wonder if they will get the message or do yet another reboot 

 

Rights revert back to Cameron no matter what in a few years. The prospect of a restricted timetable no matter how long will make any new sequel or reboot look like desperate attempt at a petty cash grab.

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14 minutes ago, Jay Beezy said:

 

Rights revert back to Cameron no matter what in a few years. The prospect of a restricted timetable no matter how long will make any new sequel or reboot look like desperate attempt at a petty cash grab.

In 2019.

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2 hours ago, Jay Beezy said:

 

Rights revert back to Cameron no matter what in a few years. The prospect of a restricted timetable no matter how long will make any new sequel or reboot look like desperate attempt at a petty cash grab.

 

Maybe Cameron can have a crossover with his Avatar movies. Have the humans send Terminators to take them out. B)

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13 minutes ago, DMan7 said:

 

Maybe Cameron can have a crossover with his Avatar movies. Have the humans send Terminators to take them out. B)

 

Now that I would watch :) 

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