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

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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.

 

7 actually.

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First Class deosn t count to me, it s really a very short yet memorable cameo. It s 10 seconds, hardly a part.

RDJ will probably do Iron Man until he drops.

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First Class deosn t count to me, it s really a very short yet memorable cameo. It s 10 seconds, hardly a part.

RDJ will probably do Iron Man until he drops.

It counts to me because he was doing Wolverine.

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Doesn't Hugh Jackman have the PT Barnum biopic as well? I imagine they'll film that this year as its December 2016

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Will they continue the past timeline or future timeline? Now that they changed the timeline they can adapt Weapon X closer to the comics and not use Striker.

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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.

Sam Jackson's Nick Fury will have something to say about that.

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Sam Jackson's Nick Fury will have something to say about that.

 

How many full movies as the lead Nick Fury has?

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How many full movies as the lead Nick Fury has?

 

Good point because the original actress that played Moneypenny in the James Bond films was in over 20 of them before she passed away.

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Choose you comparisons people, we are talking lead here even if Wolverine in the X men movies is part of a big ensemble, he was always put in front in those movies.

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Hugh's not even close

 

http://www.cinelinx.com/movie-stuff/item/5690-actors-who-ve-played-the-same-character-the-most-times.html

 

Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy—16

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes - 14  (12 in just a 4 year period!)

Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan—12

Christopher Lee as Dracula—10

 

But the winners are  Arthur Lake & Penny Singleton as Dagwood and Blondie—28 (over 13 years)

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Vin Diesel's coming for that record. Fur100s

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Hugh's not even close

http://www.cinelinx.com/movie-stuff/item/5690-actors-who-ve-played-the-same-character-the-most-times.html

Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy—16

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes - 14 (12 in just a 4 year period!)

Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan—12

Christopher Lee as Dracula—10

But the winners are Arthur Lake & Penny Singleton as Dagwood and Blondie—28 (over 13 years)

I could see RDJ giving all of them a run for their money

Im1-3, Avengers 1-4, Civil War, Spidey Flick is 9 that he's confirmed for, and there will probably be more afterwards

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I could see RDJ giving all of them a run for their money

Im1-3, Avengers 1-4, Civil War, Spidey Flick is 9 that he's confirmed for, and there will probably be more afterwards

I don't think he is in Avengers 3. So that is 8. He might want to leave the character after Avengers 4.

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I could see RDJ giving all of them a run for their money

Im1-3, Avengers 1-4, Civil War, Spidey Flick is 9 that he's confirmed for, and there will probably be more afterwards

RDJ is in the next Spidey movie?

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Damn. Whoever they cast as the new Wolverine is fucked.

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Damn. Whoever they cast as the new Wolverine is fucked.

Time to give Dougray Scott his due

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Hugh's an addict. "This is the last time, I swear"

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he may say that but he's near 50 though

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