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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Did someone say CHEF

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2 minutes ago, Ethan Hunt said:

hes never made a good movie

Nothing could ever compare to High School Musical.

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1 minute ago, YourMother said:

Exactly. Disney should remake their old animated movies that had major flaws, and could fix them to be better, like a good remake should. A live action Atlantis/Treasure Planet could do TJB numbers, a photoreal Chicken Little/Brother Bear could be something special.

 

Treasure Planet, major flaws? It was great to me, and the main song :o Frankly, I loved it. Atlantic was not perfect but I still liked watching it.

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2 minutes ago, Ethan Hunt said:

hes never made a good movie

 

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1 minute ago, YourMother said:

Iron Man, Elf, Chef, and Jungle Book want a word with you.

mediocre, mediocre, never seen, mediocre

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Just now, Ethan Hunt said:

mediocre, mediocre, never seen, mediocre

Also Zathura.

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1 minute ago, filmlover said:

Nothing could ever compare to High School Musical.

this is true

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1 minute ago, Chewy said:

Did someone say CHEF

Image result for chef gif jon favreau

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Just now, YourMother said:

Also Zathura.

pure shit

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Anyone who doesn't like Elf has questionable taste. Elf is fun!

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1 minute ago, WrathOfHan said:

Anyone who doesn't like Elf has questionable taste. Elf is fun!

Anyone who doesn't like Elf must hate life.

 

"Francisco. That's fun to say!"

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2 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Anyone who doesn't like Elf has questionable taste. Elf is fun!

Eh

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1 minute ago, Ethan Hunt said:

pure shit

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Ethan rn.

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1 minute ago, Ethan Hunt said:

Eh

Your taste was already questionable.

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Jon of the House Favreau, First of His Name, the Unfloppable, King of the Studio System and the Remake Machine, Breaker of Boxoffice Records, and Father to us all

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45 minutes ago, Fullbuster said:

These numbers....GOTG2 not in US theaters yet?

 

Does someone know why so many Marvel movie have a release in the US after a long list of oversea market ?

 

Best strategy piracy wise or something, what could it be?

 

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4 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Your taste was already questionable.

Just like his love life.

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3 minutes ago, YourMother said:

Just like his love life.

Image result for john cena gif

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16 minutes ago, Barnack said:

 

Does someone know why so many Marvel movie have a release in the US after a long list of oversea market ?

 

Best strategy piracy wise or something, what could it be?

 

 

Maybe in order to create some hype before the US release to get a stronger OW?

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16 minutes ago, Barnack said:

 

Does someone know why so many Marvel movie have a release in the US after a long list of oversea market ?

 

Best strategy piracy wise or something, what could it be?

 

 

It's generally to take advantage of holidays in the earlier markets.

 

Aus/NZ have Anzac day and school holidays in those earlier weeks and other markets I *think* have a similar deal going on.

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