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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Wonder Woman | June 2, 2017 | She got this, boys! DCEU saved; doomsday averted; Doomsday forgiven! NOT the JL, Snyder, or Marvel V DC stan wars thread!

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About 4 years before she was cast as Wonder Woman, Gal did a WW themed photoshoot:

 

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5 hours ago, EmpireCity said:

 

I don't mean to be a jerk, but this makes me sad in a number of ways.  

I don't know why that would make you sad, with the horrifying things that are happening in the world right now. You shouldn't worry about what brings me joy and make me forget for some moment how hard life is for millions of people in this world.

 

Instead you should be feeling sad for your country that is being run by an idiot, or for the people in your country that put him there. Because that's what's actually really sad to watch from here.

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3 hours ago, Mikasa Ackerman said:

About 4 years before she was cast as Wonder Woman, Gal did a WW themed photoshoot:

 

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10 hours ago, thelich343 said:

Wonder Woman was definitely considered something. And I'm pretty sure it's spelt H-I-G-H-L-I-G-H-T.

 

So as i spelt it?

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5 hours ago, Napoleon said:

I don't know why that would make you sad, with the horrifying things that are happening in the world right now. You shouldn't worry about what brings me joy and make me forget for some moment how hard life is for millions of people in this world.

 

Instead you should be feeling sad for your country that is being run by an idiot, or for the people in your country that put him there. Because that's what's actually really sad to watch from here.

 

I mean, I loved BvS. But on a forum about movies, it's pretty understandable to be sad/happy about movies, and the kinds of movies others like. They didn't write that it was the saddest they've ever been or anything.

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Posted (edited)

 


Advanced tickets? New trailer (someone said a new trailer will come out this week or the next)? 

 

 

 

Hopefully he's not actually being literal and he doesn't mean new merch in stores. 

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2 hours ago, UNDERDOG said:

 


Advanced tickets? New trailer (someone said a new trailer will come out this week or the next)? 

 

 

 

Hopefully he's not actually being literal and he doesn't mean new merch in stores. 

 

His job is to sell tickets. 

 

And yes, I think we'll get the final trailer with Guardians. 

 

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Ah I don't want another trailer!

 

Don't reveal anything else! They've done so well to keep things tidy. 

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17 hours ago, Krissykins said:

Ah I don't want another trailer!

 

Don't reveal anything else! They've done so well to keep things tidy. 

I want it!

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6 hours ago, Krissykins said:

Ah I don't want another trailer!

 

Don't reveal anything else! They've done so well to keep things tidy. 


All 3 trailers showed more or less the same scenes, they hardly revealed much
I just don't wanna see Ares in the final one, but they gotta bring some strong final trailer like they did before BvS
cause the Origin one was kinda underwhelming (for me at least).

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I reckon it's a final short trailer and also announcing when presales go on sale

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2 hours ago, Ohana said:


All 3 trailers showed more or less the same scenes, they hardly revealed much
I just don't wanna see Ares in the final one, but they gotta bring some strong final trailer like they did before BvS
cause the Origin one was kinda underwhelming (for me at least).

They're probably revealing Ares after all.

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The DCEU movies have all had 4 trailers so it makes sense.

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On 4/21/2017 at 5:20 AM, AJG said:

 

Me too.

 

The scene in the first 5 minutes where that man and the entire Wayne Industry staff were stood in the middle of that skyscraper watching the apocalypse in full through from out the window as if they were waiting for permission to leave the goddamn building, was a scene that was so full of stupidity it caused me to have an outer body experience. Like... how is this in this movie? 1000s of people needed to have seen this movie before it premiered and nobody said "oi mate, this shit is ridiculous. It can't be in this movie"? I had never seen anything like it. Such a glaring, in your face moment of brilliant stupidity on film. 

 

Little known fact:

 

During 9/11, everyone in every office building evacuated to the street. Millions and millions of people in the streets. Not a single group of people stayed inside.

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Back to WW...

 

 

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The BFI IMAX tweeted that presales for Wonder Woman go on sale at midnight on Friday 28th April, I assume the US presales will be a week later.

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For joke:

Let's hear your Wonder Woman estimates! What do you think;
• Opening weekend
• Total box office
• Rotten Tomatoes score

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Just now, Wonder89 said:

For joke:

Let's hear your Wonder Woman estimates! What do you think;
• Opening weekend
• Total box office
• Rotten Tomatoes score

OW: $105M

TBO: $255M domestic, $680M WW

RT: 65%

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Posted (edited)

43 minutes ago, Wonder89 said:

For joke:

Let's hear your Wonder Woman estimates! What do you think;
• Opening weekend
• Total box office
• Rotten Tomatoes score

 

OW: $110 million

 

Total BO: Dom: $270 million/ $700 million WW

RT: 81%

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