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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The Panda

The Mummy Returns....To Sleep: Wonder Woman OW > The Mummy DOM Club

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Posted (edited)

REASONS FOR WONDER WOMAN

1.The first female centered superhero movie is sure to attract attention.

 

2.DC has garnered large OD's so far.

 

3.Fandango has Wonder Woman right behind GOTG2 for most anticipated superhero movie of the year

 

4.The trailers have been a hit with the audiences.

 

REASONS AGAINST THE MUMMY

1.The only thing people liked about the trailers was when IMAX released the hilarious botched trailer on accident.

 

2.Cruise is only a draw if he's in a decent movie.

 

3.Reboots have been bombing left and right, nobody cares about the Mummy anymore.

 

4.The Mummy is surrounded by a competitive summer, so little room for legs or a breakout when there are much more appealing movies surrounding it.

 

IN

The Panda - (Mummy 60m DOM, Wonder Woman 70m OD)

Edited by La La Panda
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Posted (edited)

 

nvm out

 

 

Edited by fracfar

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Just now, fracfar said:

IN

Mummy 75m DOM

WW 140m OW

 

 

Opening Day, not weekend.

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Out as I think The Mummy will do $140-150m domestic

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Yeah...I'm out. Wonder Woman's opening day won't come close to the total domestic take of the The Mummy. This is the movie that's going to kickstart Universal's monsters universe. Even if it doesn't end up being that great, a good number of people are still going to check it out.

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Posted (edited)

This is too risky.

 

Why don't you join my club? It's more achievable

 

 

Edited by Alli

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Posted (edited)

Out. Y'all are going crazy over The Mummy in every direction.

Edited by Jayhawk
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Posted (edited)

If Panda changes the club, then my rationale will stick.

 

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9 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Opening Day, not weekend.

Then I'm out

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Panda, you should change the club to WW OW over Mummy DOM. Much more realistic

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1 minute ago, fracfar said:

Panda, you should change the club to WW OW over Mummy DOM. Much more realistic

 

I guess he feels like The Mummy is going to be just that bad.

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3 minutes ago, fracfar said:

Panda, you should change the club to WW OW over Mummy DOM. Much more realistic

But WW will make OVER 100M opening weekend, a number i think The Mummy won't achieve

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:wtf: IS THIS CLUB....

 

Way OUTTT

 

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