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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Passengers | Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence | Dec 21, 2016 | Trailer pg 70

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Tyldum confirmed to Paul Hammond that the deal is done and this is green lit.

Shooting starts in September.

Script is rumored to be very strong.

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Oh man, that press tour with Jlaw and Chris Pratt is gonna be something else.

Maybe a title edit ?

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Oh man, that press tour with Jlaw and Chris Pratt is gonna be something else.

 

Honestly I think I'm more excited for the press tour than I am for the movie.

 

But no, assuming the script is as good as I heard, and considering it's starring my current fave male and female actors... very excited that this is happening.

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Is this a purely an original script or is it an adaptation of a book or else ?

And I guess Sony accepted the huge Jlaw paycheck because of the SONY American Hustle leaked e mails.

Equality in paychecks in Hollywood.

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Is this a purely an original script or is it an adaptation of a book or else ?

And I guess Sony accepted the huge Jlaw paycheck because of the SONY American Hustle leaked e mails.

Equality in paychecks in Hollywood.

 

It's an original script.

I've heard there are plot similarities to a book called Across the Universe, however the script predates the book (it's been in development hell for a while).

So any similarities are probably just coincidence.

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$20m for Lawrence?

 

Serena made less than $200k.

 

I like her but $20m is a waste. Sure they can find a better actress for a better price. 

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$20m for Lawrence?

 

Serena made less than $200k.

 

I like her but $20m is a waste. Sure they can find a better actress for a better price. 

 

So much wit in this post.

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It's very smart to capitalize on these two popularity right now. 

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I honestly think Keanu would have been a bigger draw in this movie than Pratt will be.

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I honestly think Keanu would have been a bigger draw in this movie than Pratt will be.

 

Keanu could be Jlaw s father.

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Keanu could be Jlaw s father.

Keanu is everyone's father.

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Keanu could be Jlaw s father.

Isn't that usual romantic casting in hollywood? Plus judging by the plot it wouldn't be that out of place him choosing the first beautiful girl he saw. I dont think the character is thinking whether they are suitable in age range to date lol.

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I honestly think Keanu would have been a bigger draw in this movie than Pratt will be.

 

Right now? No. When was the last time Keanu had a major hit? Pratt is in high demand right now following Guardians and soon Jurassic.

 

In any case the combination of Keanu and JLaw makes absolutely no sense to me and was never on the table anyway. When Keanu was up for the role, it would have been Reese Witherspoon or Rachel McAdams. That boat has sailed long ago (and I think we'd get a much higher profile movie as result).

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When I read the script Pratt made sense to me but I couldn't see Lawrence. Kept thinking McAdams but she can't sell a ticket for her life so I see why they didn't go there (btw, that script is good but has a horrible ending. If they didn't change it it's going to launch 1000 think pieces)

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Right now? No. When was the last time Keanu had a major hit? Pratt is in high demand right now following Guardians and soon Jurassic.

In any case the combination of Keanu and JLaw makes absolutely no sense to me and was never on the table anyway. When Keanu was up for the role, it would have been Reese Witherspoon or Rachel McAdams. That boat has sailed long ago (and I think we'd get a much higher profile movie as result).

When has pratt ever had a solo hit? And I dont see the age difference being a problem.

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yes yes yes yes yaaaass so excited for this!!

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When has pratt ever had a solo hit? And I dont see the age difference being a problem.

 

Eh, he hasn't had a "solo hit", but he only had his big break less than a year ago, so give him some time.

In any case, Pratt may be "unproven", but Keanu has proven that he isn't a major draw. Look at every single movie he made in the last decade for proof.

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Eh, he hasn't had a "solo hit", but he only had his big break less than a year ago, so give him some time.

In any case, Pratt may be "unproven", but Keanu has proven that he isn't a major draw. Look at every single movie he made in the last decade for proof.

I guess we'll never know how Keanu woukd have done in the role. I'm curious about Pratt but I don't see him being a solo star outside of these big brand movies. I guess Lawrence will be the main draw of this anyway. Edited by RaidensSword

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Eh, he hasn't had a "solo hit", but he only had his big break less than a year ago, so give him some time.

In any case, Pratt may be "unproven", but Keanu has proven that he isn't a major draw. Look at every single movie he made in the last decade for proof.

Yeah, Keanu has made some interesting films since Matrix trilogy but he's been largely absent from the general public. It would have been a totally wrong move to cast him in this with Lawrence. 

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When I read the script Pratt made sense to me but I couldn't see Lawrence. Kept thinking McAdams but she can't sell a ticket for her life so I see why they didn't go there (btw, that script is good but has a horrible ending. If they didn't change it it's going to launch 1000 think pieces)

 

Is the ending just dumb or is it going to ruffle people's feathers politically? I see a lot of room for the latter with this concept

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