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 of the Caribbean

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

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13 minutes ago, JB33 said:

 

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

But even then, WW won't make that much money. 

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10 minutes ago, Alli said:

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

I know, which is why he should create the club.

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Panda, you don't need to overcorrect so hard from Han's looniness! :lol:

 

Out.

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out

 

 

and Fandango had ID4 2 and Zooander 2 in their list of most anticipated movies last year

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3 hours ago, John Marston said:

out

 

 

and Fandango had ID4 2 and Zooander 2 in their list of most anticipated movies last year

 

Lol, if one of these two is pulling ID4 or Zoolander 2 numbers it's the Mummy, not Wonder Woman.

 

6 hours ago, That One Guy said:

Even so...

 

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ID4 2 trailer also had 20m+ views, we know what happened there.  Youtube trailer views don't mean jack.

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Alright, now I'm in.

Mummy 90m DOM

WW 140m OW

 

My rationale:

Tom Cruise only has big 100m+ hits w/Mission Impossible. His star is fading stateside. 

 

The reboot looks a lot darker than the original, which would turn off younger audiences who will see POTC (couple of weeks before this), WW and Captain Underpants (week before), Cars 3 (week after), and Transformers (couple of weeks after).

 

Come to think of it, June and July are gonna be ultra-competitive for action/event films. This doesn't have a hook. It just looks like a generic Tom Cruise film.

 

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I'm moving this to the Box Office clubs forum for now.  As we get closer, @La La Panda can request it to be moved back into the main forum.

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I'm in WW OW $115m, The Mummy $90m.

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Yeeeeeeesssss I'm In! 

 

Mummy DOM: 120M 

WW OW: 138M 

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I'll join in. Then again I think Dunkirk will be the movie of the summer.

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On 03/01/2017 at 11:12 AM, The Panda said:

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)

 

I'm so in.

 

I didn't even put The Mummy in my top 15 in the summer game.

 

Mummy:  75-85

WW OW:  100+

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IN, baby.

 

The Mummy - 120M DOM

Wonder Woman - 125-130M OW

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