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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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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul | May 19th, 2017 | FOX | RT Score Over Suicide Squad?

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: NEW FILM CONFIRMED FOR 2017

http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/diary-of-a-wimpy-kid/42929/diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-new-film-confirmed-for-2017

 

A Diary Of A Wimpy Kid mini-reboot movie is on the way, as The Long Haul gets set for a 2017 release...


The three films based on Jeff Kinney’s Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series of books to date have done solid business for 20th Century Fox. But as Kinney himself has acknowledged, the problem came when the young cast – led by Zachary Gordon – grew up. As such, we've not had a new Wimpy Kid film for a good few years now.

 

However, Fox has decided to press ahead with a fourth Diary Of A Wimpy Kid movie, and indeed has been holding auditions for the lead roles of Greg and his best friend, Rowley. The new movie will be based on the book The Long Haul (the ninth in the series of books), and it looks as if Fox is pretty much ready to get moving. A release date of May 19th 2017 in the US has now been confirmed by the studio.

 

It’s unclear yet who’s going to direct, and no casting announcement has been made. But a further Wimpy Kid book is due this November too – number 11 in the series – so there’s plenty of fodder for yet more movies after this one too. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" will begin filming in September.

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A kids movie that isn't a cartoon? Quite daring in this market.

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LMAO. Saw the second one on TV not too long ago

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8 minutes ago, CJohn said:

NUT JOB VS WIMPY KID

 

Nut Job is probably gonna move/never be made at all :lol: 

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16 minutes ago, cannastop said:

A kids movie that isn't a cartoon? Quite daring in this market.

 

Yeah, a lot of times live action kids movie can become MASSIVE flops.

 

Exhibit A: The Jungle Book.

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The first was pretty good but this is up high in terms of unnecessary reboots.

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So this is gonna exist.

 

Good luck to them I guess...

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9 minutes ago, ThatOneSausage said:

 

Yeah, a lot of times live action kids movie can become MASSIVE flops.

 

Exhibit A: The Jungle Book.

That was 99% CGI.

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Im amazed that they're still making these books honesty. I imagine the kids (like myself) who made these books popular in the first place are far too old for them now. I thinI stopped reading after the fourth or fifth one

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Ehh, this is the same problem I had with the books, I read the first 5 and they were great, and I liked all three of the movies actually. but they're unwilling to make Greg age past middle school bothers me so much that I couldn't read anymore books after that because it was unbelievable. They do realize that the audience ages with these books right? I mean my parents read these books for crying out loud it wasn't just middle schoolers and under! if they are going to do a fourth film they should use the original cast and make Greg be in high school and have it be about him growing up. I'm sorry no I have absolutely no interest in this now.

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I'm semi excited. It does look like they're being flexible and not making it a hard copy of (whatever #5 is). I still buy each book the day it comes out, but I can't say i'd rush out to see this.

 

I wonder if the [potential] success of Middle School; The Worst Days of My Life (which I also read and it's not nearly as good) might push them to move faster.

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I would have loved to have the original cast back. They could have aged the characters up just like the audience. Hell, they could have made it a PG-13 teen comedy!

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I LOVED the first 2 (third was okay) but I'm stoked for this. Would have preferred the same characters/cast in a Mean Girls esque high school comedy.

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Why? The series has outlived its popularity, no? I mean shit, I was reading this series 7-8 years ago. 8 FUCKING YEARS. Only saw the first movie, it was right when I was developing taste. 

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You guys act like no younger kids read the series. These aren't being made for you. :lol: 

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9 minutes ago, Tele the Jet Baller said:

You guys act like no younger kids read the series. These aren't being made for you. :lol: 

The last book barely registered on the best seller list, it's way too late.

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54 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

The last book barely registered on the best seller list, it's way too late.

 

It's not like parents make sure to buy kids new versions. They hit up the library and used bookstores.

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I just remembered that Hawkeye's two kids were reading the Diary of A Wimpy Kid books in one of the scenes of Avengers: Age of Ultron. I think I'm the only one who noticed that. :lol: 

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2 hours ago, Tele the Jet Baller said:

You guys act like no younger kids read the series. These aren't being made for you. :lol: 

 

Shut up. Hollywood must cater every single film, including children's films, to me.

 

(I watched the first movie for some reason in college and I actually thought it was actually good. The second one sucked and lost the charm the first one had so I skipped the third. Will also skip the fourth. Anyways surprised this isn't Direct to Video but I'm guessing FOX is betting that the first three films have become staples in the sense that kids today are watching them on video/on demand and thus there is still demand for this.)

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