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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Using the exact same score from the revenge of the sith of plagueis with Snoke pretty much confirms Snoke is Plagueis.

Very obvious.

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3 hours ago, Belakor said:
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Using the exact same score from the revenge of the sith of plagueis with Snoke pretty much confirms Snoke is Plagueis.

Very obvious.

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise? I thought not. It’s not a story the Jedi would tell you. It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life… He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from death, but not himself.

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^Literally the only good scene in the prequels.

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It's debunked by Pablo Hidalgo. Snoke is a new character most likely from

 

 

Unknown Regions based on Aftermath trilogy teasing. The books never named him but First Order was hiding there when it regrouped from remnants of the Empire that Palpatine sent there to start the new Empire.

 

No point wasting your efforts on a dead theory. It's dead. @Belakor

 

@Fate of the Robertman2 That's my favorite crack theory. It's so crack you just have to love it. The connection is so bonkers, hats off to whoever came up with it. never fails to give me hearty laughs. :lol:

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4 minutes ago, Valonqar said:

It's debunked by Pablo Hidalgo. Snoke is a new character most likely from

 

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No point wasting your efforts on a dead theory. It's dead. @Belakor

 

@Fate of the Robertman2 That's my favorite crack theory. It's so crack you just have to love it. The connection is so bonkers, hats off to whoever came up with it. never fails to give me hearty laughs. :lol:

That one and the one where he's the Stormtrooper who hit his head on the door in Episode IV are my favorites

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Ezra is Snoke. End of Story.

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2 hours ago, RandomJC said:

Ezra is Snoke. End of Story.

 

Ezra is definitely awful enough to be Snoke. :D

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We are Snoke.  Resistance is futile. 

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Snoke is Padmé.

 

Gurl Powah !

 

 

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Sad news

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On 4/21/2017 at 9:05 AM, RandomJC said:

Ezra is Snoke. End of Story.

 

God I hope not.

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24 minutes ago, 4815162342 said:

 

God I hope not.

 

Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

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24 minutes ago, RandomJC said:

 

Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

 

I'd prefer a resurrected Grand Inquisitor over that.

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1 minute ago, RandomJC said:

 

Writer strike guarantees this.

 

What, push-back or may? 

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3 minutes ago, Valonqar said:

http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-episode-ix-and-next-indiana-jones-get-release-dates

 

May 24 2019. Who wants to bet they move it to December? Wasn't TLJ sheduled for May 20something 2017? 

 

Yes, may 26 2-17 for the US was the first released, pushed back when it became obvious Avatar 2 would not take that season finally + the massive success of Awaken.

 

Now that it is obvious that avatar 2 will not take December 2019, would not be surprised at all if it get pushed yes. it depend if they do not want the spin off stars wars of 2020 to be too close to it I imagine.

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