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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Fancyarcher

Logan | aka The Wolverine 3 | March 3, 2017 | Second Trailer on Page 53

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it's old man logan. both hugh and mangold talked how they were looking at that storyline. could be a good way to close off hugh's wolverine chapter

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it's old man logan. both hugh and mangold talked how they were looking at that storyline. could be a good way to close off hugh's wolverine chapter

I highly doubt that story could even be legally told by Fox. They don't have the rights to 90% of the characters in it.

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I didn't realise that Jackman is only 43, that means he was only 29 (or even 28 when they were actually filming) when he made the first X-Men, i didn't realise he was that young when he did X-Men!.

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I didn't realise that Jackman is only 43, that means he was only 29 (or even 28 when they were actually filming) when he made the first X-Men, i didn't realise he was that young when he did X-Men!.

 

He has always looked great. Kinda WOLVERINE in his own way.

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Hugh Jackman clearly loves playing Wolverine. I won't be surprised if he plays Wolverine forever

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Wolverine to lead....X-Force?? There is precedent for the teams more recent incarnations and it lends itself to Fox's strategy w/Wolverine. 

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I thought we've all just been assuming Wolverine would be part of the X-Force movie.

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I thought we've all just been assuming Wolverine would be part of the X-Force movie.

 

For some reason I see him and Mystique forming the X-Force

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This is technically WOLVERINE III, right?

 

Yes, but I called it The Wolverine II because the title technically hasn't been confirmed and Fox is pretty much trying to act like Origins never happened anyway, and for good reason. 

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It was called Wolverine II because up until that point X-Men Origins was officially out of the canon. But, with DOFP Fox decided that all the movies would be accepted, so this is now Wolverine III.

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Hugh jackman is gonna beat Roger Moore as actor who played the same character multiple times.

Moore did 8 James Bond I think.

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Hugh jackman is gonna beat Roger Moore as actor who played the same character multiple times.

Moore did 8 James Bond I think.

Wow that is a lot!

 

Hugh did X1, X2, X3, First Class cameo so that counts, Wolverine 1 and 2, and DOFP.  So this will be 8th where he is Wolverine in 3.  And he will be 9th in Apocalypse.

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