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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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

Hmm, I'll just go for the gist if you want it or not.

 

So the Lawrence character finds out that the Pratt character just woke her up for someone to bone and that she would probably die on the ship, and she's understandably pretty mad and spends the rest of the movie avoiding him... until an obligatory third act 'splosions set piece with the ship in danger and shit.

So they save the ship buuut everyone that was still in a sleeping pod ends up getting killed, so now Lawrence is all "I like you again because your horniness accidentally saved my life, I guess" and when the ship finally reaches its destination, pratt and lawrence have already died but out of the ship comes their chidren and their incesty i guess grandchildren.

 

Like I said this draft is at least a few years old so changes can be made, and most of it is good stuff. but this is the script that's making the rounds online that everyone seems to love.

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lol, so political feather ruffling it is. Yeah, I can picture the 5000 word thinkpieces already :rofl:

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Hmm, I'll just go for the gist if you want it or not.

So the Lawrence character finds out that the Pratt character just woke her up for someone to bone and that she would probably die on the ship, and she's understandably pretty mad and spends the rest of the movie avoiding him... until an obligatory third act 'splosions set piece with the ship in danger and shit.

So they save the ship buuut everyone that was still in a sleeping pod ends up getting dying, so now Lawrence is all "I like you again because your horniness accidentally saved my life, I guess" and when the ship finally reaches its destination, pratt and lawrence have already died but out of the ship comes their chidren and their incesty i guess grandchildren.

Like I said this draft is at least a few years old so changes can be made, and most of it is good stuff. but this is the script that's making the rounds online that everyone seems to love.

Oh god. :lol:

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with the exception of the very, very end, pretty much everything in the interstellar script that leaked after they go through the wormhole is soooo different from what happens in the movie (personally I might have thought the stuff in the script was better  :ph34r: ) so y'know there's no guarantees I guess.

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I plan to remain unspoiled. It's enough for me to know multiple sources say the script is great... I just can't wait for this movie.

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I blame Lindelof.

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Hmm, I'll just go for the gist if you want it or not.

 

So the Lawrence character finds out that the Pratt character just woke her up for someone to bone and that she would probably die on the ship, and she's understandably pretty mad and spends the rest of the movie avoiding him... until an obligatory third act 'splosions set piece with the ship in danger and shit.

So they save the ship buuut everyone that was still in a sleeping pod ends up getting dying, so now Lawrence is all "I like you again because your horniness accidentally saved my life, I guess" and when the ship finally reaches its destination, pratt and lawrence have already died but out of the ship comes their chidren and their incesty i guess grandchildren.

 

Like I said this draft is at least a few years old so changes can be made, and most of it is good stuff. but this is the script that's making the rounds online that everyone seems to love.

 

 

UGHUGHUGHUGHUGHUGHUGH :sick:

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I am so glad this is happening.

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Pratt and Jlaw could be a fantastic screen duo, hoping for the best.

And I liked Imitation Game a LOT.

 

And sorry to beat a dead horse, but the press tour with these two is gonna be something.

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Pratt and Jlaw could be a fantastic screen duo, hoping for the best.

And I liked Imitation Game a LOT.

 

And sorry to beat a dead horse, but the press tour with these two is gonna be something.

 

 

^I feel like they could either be a dream duo, or it could be just awful

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I don't see any way that they could be "awful". Individually they're awesome, and something tells me they're going to have great comedic chemistry. Seriously can't wait.

BTW, saw earlier today that this is filming in Berlin. Wonder why there? Sony probably trying to cut down production costs?

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I don't see any way that they could be "awful". Individually they're awesome, and something tells me they're going to have great comedic chemistry. Seriously can't wait.

BTW, saw earlier today that this is filming in Berlin. Wonder why there? Sony probably trying to cut down production costs?

 

Just because two actors are great separately does not mean they'll have good on screen chemistry. I'm not saying they won't, but its definitely a possibility. Honestly, I'll probably love it no matter what because I love them both

 

And wouldn't filming in Berlin make it more expensive?

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Oh sorry, I was actually thinking you meant the press tour, not the actual movie. LOL

I don't know what kind of romantic onscreen chemistry they'll have, but honestly? I'm expecting great things. It just seems to me like they'll get along well and it'll translate to screen.

IDK about filming in Berlin, just assumed it had something to do with budget. It's basically all inside a closed set, so there's no location reason to shoot there.

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I truly truly hope that their individual awesomeness doesn't negate each other. It wouldn't be the first time that a pairing that sounds phenomenal in theory ends up being surprisingly underwhelming in reality.

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I truly truly hope that their individual awesomeness doesn't negate each other. It wouldn't be the first time that a pairing that sounds phenomenal in theory ends up being surprisingly underwhelming in reality.

 

This is what i'm worried about. Definite possibility.

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This is what i'm worried about. Definite possibility.

 

  Unless they hate each other and can't hide it, I bet that the press tour will be awesomely funny and fun.

As far as onscreen chemistry, that is such an elusive, magical thing, and it really can't be predicted based on how hot or funny or cool actors look next to each other in pictures or in studio pitch meeting wet dreams. A screen couple either has chemistry it or does not have it.

We'll have to wait and see.

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Is there a link for the script that everyone loves?

 

I don't normally read beforehand but I don't know when this will come out. 

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Huh. Jurassic World's massive opening might end up costing Sony some money.

 

From the Hollywood Reporter article about Jen's salary:

 

Chris' deal gives him about $10 million with the possibility (likelihood) of more based on the performance of Universal's Jurassic World reboot (June 12).

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Really liked of The Imitation Game. More Lawrence and Pratt ?

 

grrrr

 

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