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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Star Wars: The Last Jedi | December 15, 2017 | Teaser Trailer Out OMG (pg152)

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Director: Rian Johnson

Writer: Michael Arndt (Treatment); New Draft: Rian Johnson

Producer(s):Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman
Executive Producer: J.J. Abrams
Creative Consultant: George Lucas

 

Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs

 

Starring:

Carrie Fisher ... Princess Leia

Daisy Ridley

 

Filming Location: Pinewood Studios - UK
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This thread was originally created by NEO. He deserves all credit for posting the links above and all other information posted here before 1/22/16. 

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2 years instead of the the usual 3 can't wait.

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There's no need to unapprove this Neo. They will still get made.

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Kasdan and Kinberg have indeed been hired to work on the Star Wars franchise, they will be writing separate projects (hence the reason why they also would receive producer credits), not necessarily Episode VIII and Episode IX.

Their scripts could turn into official “Episodes” in the main Skywalker storyline, or they could form the basis for spinoffs focusing on side characters.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/post-george-lucas-star-wars-394910

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My Top 5 Picks For Star Wars VII-IX Director*

Alfonso Cuarón

David Fincher

Robert Zemeckis

Matt Reeves

Andrew Adamson

*If one director for entire trilogy

If one director per movie (VII=TPM, VIII=ESB, IX=ROTS)

Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Arndt)

Matt Reeves(Arndt)

Andrew Adamson (Arndt)

David Fincher (Kasdan)

James McTeigue (Kasdan)

Del Toro (Kasdan)

Alfonso Cuarón (Kinberg)

Robert Zemeckis (Kinberg)

Brad Bird (Kinberg)

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Shouldnt this be moved to the proper discussion forum considering its already been confirmed theres another 153 billion more movies to come?

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Shouldnt this be moved to the proper discussion forum considering its already been confirmed theres another 153 billion more movies to come?

No, for sequels of unreleased movies they stay here until the original (SW7) comes out.
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OMG, this looks soo far to come

 

the only thing I'll be positive to is knowing that Michael Arndt continues writing the sequel

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2017? This so so perfect I can`t tell you how much. That`s the 40th Anniversay. AMPAS must honor it.

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OMG, this looks soo far to come

 

the only thing I'll be positive to is knowing that Michael Arndt continues writing the sequel

He might have an outline (treatment) not so sure on actual writer.

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