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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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Thor: Ragnarok | November 3, 2017 | First Trailer p105 | William Hurt Returns as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross

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Congrats on 37k posts.  However, I see you have only 6800 or so likes.  You need to pick up your game!!!

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Interesting, but has no effect on the movies. (Though maybe a plot like this could be used in the future - if they ever lose Hemsworth?)

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Alan Taylor?

Did you really like TDW?

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Alan Taylor was just a hired gun (and a replacement at that).I'm not sure who would be good for the next Thor.

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When I saw the headline about "Thorita", I gasped.  Bold move by Marvel studios!  I then remembered that Thor is a comic book property as well as a movie character.  LOL

 

Hemsworth isn't going anywhere.

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I liked Thor 2 but really, I don't need to see Thor 3.

 

Just like I don't need to see CA3 and IM4 and etc.

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Did you really like TDW?

TDW better than CA:WS, not as good as TA.  #2 Marvel flick.

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What clown has been moving the Thor 3 thread around?

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What clown has been moving the Thor 3 thread around?

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Since we got no confirmation I decided to bring the thread back to here. 

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There have been zero changes in Thor 3's status over the past few days. Why is the thread moving?

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There have been zero changes in Thor 3's status over the past few days. Why is the thread moving?

There were rumors something could be announced today. Instead, they announced Thor was going to be a woman. 

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right, so, no changes at all to the status of the movie,

it's just as likely to happen now as it was 7 days ago

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4 years after the second one is too much imo.

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I feel Marvel hasn't really taped into Thor's true potential, Thor 3 needs to be really fantastical and epic driven, more Shakespearean and less comedic. ad in Enchantress and Beta Ray Bill. and focus on the realms, in fact I think it should take place 100% in the Asguardian realms.  well maybe not 100% but mostly, and they need to kill Jane, so Thor can finally fall for Sif.

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I liked Thor 2 but really, I don't need to see Thor 3.

 

Just like I don't need to see CA3 and IM4 and etc.

 

Then don't see either of them, or if they disinterest you that much then don't post in that particular movies threads lol. Unless of course you are a bullshitter and you ARE interested... very much likely.

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