There's a big problem on Twitter, and we need to address it.
This morning, there was almost no cynicism to be found. Every day, we log on to Twitter knowing what to expect: Angry sentiments about the main grievance of the moment. Day in and day out, Twitter users are bitter and annoyed, and it's come to be an expected and comforting part of our day.
But not this time.
When we opened up Twitter after the new Spectre trailer dropped, we expected to see all sorts of cranky grumblings about how desperate the new Bond movie is, or how Daniel Craig is lame, or the special effects are so fake. Basically we assumed that the response would be similar to that of the recent Suicide Squad or Fantastic Four trailers. Because if there's one thing Twitter loves to do, it's hate on new additions to a franchise.
But instead we found something completely baffling: enthusiasm. People are actually super jazzed about Spectre! They think that Daniel Craig is still totally awesome. They think that it's an amazing twist that Christoph Waltz is the villain. They think that the hints towards the "On Her Majesty's Service" theme is the best thing to happen to a trailer in the history of trailers. What the heck is happening?
It's not that we disagree, of course. Daniel Craig is still totally awesome, and we can't wait to see Spectre. But when was the last time that we, a normal human, agreed with the Twitter masses? (Besides this whole Donald Trump charade, of course). It's so bizarre and hard to get used to, it almost has us missing the cynicism. Just look at these heaps of praise:
Ergh. I cannot bloody wait for Spectre now. What an amazing trailer!!— Oberhauser (@pritesh39) July 22, 2015
DAT SPECTRE TRAILER THO— enza (@enzaazne) July 22, 2015
Spectre looks incredible 🔫⭕️⭕️7⃣👤— Sam Allen (@SamAllen24) July 22, 2015
The trailer for the new bond film looks epic #Spectre— Brendan.J.Taylor (@BrendanTaylor87) July 22, 2015
another 007 movie, another set of gizmos I really want irl. Hollywood, you tempt this nerd. #Spectre— Traci (@IslandRhythm) July 22, 2015
Where can I get my own Aston Martin DB10 with a flamethrower? #SPECTRE— Jen Miller (@jenlmil) July 22, 2015
Best parts of the #spectre trailer... the little hints of the "on her majesty's secret service" theme worked in... #007.— Tom Ruff (@TomRuffTV) July 22, 2015
#SPECTRE looks incredible. Looks beautifully shot, and it's nice to see some practical action effects for a change— Danny Meegan (@dannymlufc_) July 22, 2015
Wow Spectre looks awesome I can't wait asdfghjkl— Em (@emilylaura_98) July 22, 2015
The new Spectre trailer is beautiful. Love the OHMSS theme being used and cannot wait until November! #Spectre— RamblingandRanting (@RambleandRantin) July 22, 2015
It's fair to say that the #Spectre trailer has given me goosebumps. It. Looks. Bloody. Fantastic. Excellent use of the OHMSS score as well.— Simon Pegg (@Simon_Pegg) July 22, 2015
SPECTRE trailer thoughts. I've been waiting my whole life for Waltz to play a Bond villain. I just didn't know it. 1/2— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) July 22, 2015
Oh heck yes On Her Majesty's Secret Service theme in the Spectre trailer.— Meredith Woerner (@MdellW) July 22, 2015
Christoph Waltz is welcome to be the bad guy in every film ever. #Spectre— Christopher Rackley (@ChrisRackley) July 22, 2015
New Spectre trailer looks pretty damn good. I enjoyed Skyfall a lot but felt like it needed more action, hopefully Spectre will amp it up.— JTE (@SchmoesJTE) July 22, 2015
On Her Majesty's Secret Service theme in new Spectre trailer?! SQUEE— Noldorian (@noldorian) July 22, 2015
OMG The Aston Martin in the SPECTRE trailer… OMG— Nick Robinson (@Nickrob) July 22, 2015
So excited about the #Spectre trailer! Needs more Ralph Fiennes, though.— Claudia (@MightyQueenC) July 22, 2015
loved the.002 seconds I saw of Andrew Scott in the Spectre trailer 😱😱😱😱 pumped to see Ben Whishaw and Daniel Craig 🙌🙌🙌🙌— Jessica Clanton (@Jessica_Clanton) July 22, 2015
THE NEW JAMES BOND MOVIE TRAILER FOR 'SPECTRE' IS OUT IM SO HAPPY— nogi!eryka (@voidslydia) July 22, 2015
Have you puked from the positivity overload yet?
After some serious digging we did manage to find a few Spectre naysayers, but their arguments are so boring that they can barely be identified as haters. They're probably still going to see the dang movie! It looks like we're just going to have to wait for the next trailer to release for the Twitter equilibrium to go back to normal. Suicide Squad, we're looking at you.
I wasn't that impressed with the Spectre trailer. Didn't feel new or exciting. I'll still go see it in November though.— Ryan Gibbons (@FilmWriter_Ryan) July 22, 2015
So Ethan Hunt is chasing the Syndicate and James Bond is chasing the Spectre? I am NOT entertained.— Teller of Tales (@The_Allegorist) July 22, 2015
Biggest disappointment about the Bond trailer is that it again appears that Bond is going rogue/dark. #Spectre— The #Bond_age_ Guy (@007hertzrumble) July 22, 2015