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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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales | May 26, 2017 | It's better than "On Stranger Tides", I guess

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Bruckheimer says there is a script, but he thought it wasn't good enough. A good question is: who will direct this? Johnny Depp will likely be back.

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I don't think this should be a rumor. It is almost guaranteed this gets made.

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Doesnt think the script is good enough? Wow. That thing must have been atrocious considering he allowed the scripts of the last two movies through.

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Doesnt think the script is good enough? Wow. That thing must have been atrocious considering he allowed the scripts of the last two movies through.

Lol

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#5 really? Come on, haven’t they already run out of Pirate villains? Who else is left? Black Bart? Somalian Pirates?

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This time, the evil twin of Jack Sparrow will be the villain.

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I can actually see that as a possibility to make up for the lack of Jack screen time for #2.

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An increase OS in the 800M+ is possible, its whether it will go up or go down from the last. Have we had before the 2nd movie of a new trilogy out, if so which one for comparison. So if this was like POTC1, POTC5 could do 330M with an 850M 1.18B is in the cards.

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With the amount of money Pirates 4 made, I think Depp would prefer a percentage deal. Even 10% of WW gross would mean 100M+

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Naturally he is gonna demand more.

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It will probably get made, but the fourth one wasn't good at all. OS will eat it up, though.

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Wow, what a surprise of the century. After announcing he was done with POTC, Orlando Bloom wants to crawl back. I guess that only he couldn`t see this coming in 2007 when he expected to become so big he wouldn`t need POTC to pay utility bills. :rolleyes:http://www.fandango.com/movieblog/orlando-bloom-open-to-pirates-of-caribbean-5-return-684391.html

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Will they keep the story with him as the new Davy Jones?

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They shouldn`t bring him back because his story is done, OST did incredible without him, nobody misses him and, yeah, as if orlando Bloom would ever agree to ugly-fy his pretty face. besides, he`s not the new Davey Jones. Jones is the legend., Will Turner is who hell he?

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The pirate franchise has became incredibly boring. Who is going to see the 5th one?

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