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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Well eventually, he ll have to hang up the claws. He s supposed to only have a cameo in Apocalypse so that s maybe the first real sign he ll give up Wolvie in a near future...

This role gave him everything, a Hollywood career, fame and fortune.

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I don't believe Hugh at all. I doubt this is his last time as Wolverine.

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I love Jackman's Wolverine, but this news makes me very excited for an emotional closure.

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I regularly forget that 'The Wolverine' even exists.

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It's so weird that this is Wolverine II or does everyone just claim amnesia about the first one?  

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It's better to forget that Origins ever happened

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It's so weird that this is Wolverine II or does everyone just claim amnesia about the first one?  

 

No, we all remember The Wolverine.

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The Wolverine: First Blood: Part III?

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It's so weird that this is Wolverine II or does everyone just claim amnesia about the first one?

My thoughts exactly lol

I'm sure if hypothetically Marvel and Fox came up with some sort of deal for the franchises to co-exist that he'd be more than happy to return and crossover with the avengers

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It's so weird that this is Wolverine II or does everyone just claim amnesia about the first one?

Amnesia makes sense with Wolverine, so why not.

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My thoughts exactly lol

I'm sure if hypothetically Marvel and Fox came up with some sort of deal for the franchises to co-exist that he'd be more than happy to return and crossover with the avengers

Marvel would not want him. 

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I don't want them to crossover, I am digging the Xmen universe, it works better on its own.

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For a final send off its gotta be Old Man Logan right?

Naa, probably a rom com.

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Yeah, I don't understand why everyone can't read between the lines. Jackman has recently stated he wants to play Wolvie until he dies, but this in regards to this being the LAST Wolverine solo film(ONE LAST TIME with a clawed "3"). It's a marketing gimmick, like when a furniture store transfers between brothers and with every transfer they advertise "Going out of business sale". It's a lot of noise ultimately signifying nothing.

 

Remember, Sam Jackson was "done" with Marvel before siging a NINE PICTURE DEAL. In other words, I'll believe Jackman is done with Wolverine when I see it(or in this case, don't see it).  ;) 

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Omega Red or GTFO!

 

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With the universe being reset this is actually a good opportunity to do an actual Weapon X program.

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