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

 

No, it does not.

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Has the sequel been greenlit already? Do you think it will get funded?

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Has the sequel been greenlit already? Do you think it will get funded?

 

The first day of Episode 7's merch alone will fund it.

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So filming begins in March? Cutting it kinda close isn't it

 

March/April/May - principal "photography"

June - April 2017 - post production (10 months)

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So filming begins in March? Cutting it kinda close isn't it

 

Almost a whole year of post production is cutting it close?

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So early? Are they afraid Mark Hammil is gonna die soon or what :lol: ? If one of the main 3 isn't on set that is a big spoiler for The Force Awakens.

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So early? Are they afraid Mark Hammil is gonna die soon or what :lol: ? If one of the main 3 isn't on set that is a big spoiler for The Force Awakens.

 

How if they don't start filming till march? 

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I find it positively insane that Episode VIII will start filming before VII releases.  

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So early? Are they afraid Mark Hammil is gonna die soon or what :lol: ? If one of the main 3 isn't on set that is a big spoiler for The Force Awakens.

Not really. It's possible that there are scenes without the originals which will be shot, blimey..

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I find it positively insane that Episode VIII will start filming before VII releases.  

 

Read the text, there is a reason why they do that. It's not the main filming... (article includes spoilers! But they are partly with white on white letters)

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Read the text, there is a reason why they do that. It's not the main filming... (article includes spoilers! But they are partly with white on white letters)

 

I realize this, but it's still frustrating that they are rushing through these and we will have another Star Wars movie, a main story actual Episode, in theaters just a year and a half after VII. 

 

They are going too hard to fast and I while I knew that was their plan, this announcement is just making it a reality and I'm like fuck man, slow it down!

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I realize this, but it's still frustrating that they are rushing through these and we will have another Star Wars movie, a main story actual Episode, in theaters just a year and a half after VII. 

 

They are going too hard to fast and I while I knew that was their plan, this announcement is just making it a reality and I'm like fuck man, slow it down!

 

Hmm I think if they have a reason for a certain scene to film there and already have the contacts there from filming the other movie and now the flowers... may look like they need it, I kind of can understand why they film ... some scenes there now.

 

It also may be that some actors do have scedule problems one year later (when the flora again looks like now) or they use some location again that later on is not longer available or...

 

I wouldn't take it as a proof for rushing yet. Too me it looks more like they have an idea about the general story for all 3 movies that might include some key moments...

A bit like back to back filming, but only at one location

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Yeah I would say that is either like one or two scenes from the film or maybe even just scenery shots. not main principle photography.  

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I find it positively insane that Episode VIII will start filming before VII releases.

Yeah, they should totally wait for Ep VII to come to to make sure it does well enough to warrant a sequel.

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Yeah, they should totally wait for Ep VII to come to to make sure it does well enough to warrant a sequel.

You know what I mean!

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You know what I mean!

Of course I do.

But I'm a smartass.

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