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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Could 2017 for Disney beat 2015?

VIII
GOTG2

TS4

POTCV

Thor: R

Ghost in the Shell

 

POTENTIAL

Tron 3

The Incredibles 2

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that's pretty fast. not even 1.5 years after episode vii.

Star Wars is YA, this forum already established that.

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Could 2017 for Disney beat 2015?

VIII

GOTG2

TS4

POTCV

Thor: R

Ghost in the Shell

 

POTENTIAL

Tron 3

The Incredibles 2

Disney Will Own Both 2015 & 2017 but will they own 2019???? Is the question of the day

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I doubt they'll release Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2 in the same year. Tron 3 will bomb. Ghost in the Shell is unknown to me.

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I doubt they'll release Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2 in the same year. Tron 3 will bomb. Ghost in the Shell is unknown to me.

ScarJo. Bomb? LOL Do you know what it means to bomb? That term is used here to loosely. All the signs point to TI2 for 2017 so until otherwise...

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With AOU finishing up with likely under 550M has 2017 jumped the gun to win the battle for Disney?

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BDT is awesome, more BDT is awesome

 

Woulda been fun if he'd played Khan, have him in all the scifi franchises

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Didn't know Heinrichs was Production Designer, that's super exciting. I've always thought it weird that his career never really expanded beyond Burton.

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BDT is awesome, more BDT is awesome

 

Woulda been fun if he'd played Khan, have him in all the scifi franchises

 

Del Toro as Khan would have been better, though at the same time considering how much JJ was ripping from Wrath of Khan, maybe a little too close to Montalban.

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Wasn't she on the short list for the felicity jones part in rogue one? they'll get her in one of these movies eventually I guess.

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Wasn't she on the short list for the felicity jones part in rogue one? they'll get her in one of these movies eventually I guess.

Yes, she was.

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i love tatiana maslany but it needs to be a woman of color

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i love tatiana maslany but it needs to be a woman of color

 

Or they screentest a bunch and pick the person who tests the best solo as well as against any of the other current leads they bring in for compatibility purposes.

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