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

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It's better to forget that Origins ever happened

 

Its a fascinating mess of a movie and I like it more than the "just okay" The Wolverine.

 

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1 of 4 writers on that and he wasn't the ringleader.

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Its a fascinating mess 

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See you in the next X-Men Mr.Jackman

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Hugh Jackman Confirms #Wolverine 3 Will Be His Last Time As Character

I feel that this news is important enough be in this topic's title. :(

 

This is sad, but he has a had great run as Wolverine. 17 years as the same superhero! I don't see any actor equaling that any time soon.

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Didn't he say fairly recently(within the last 12mo) that he'd be willing to play the character for awhile. Even so much as to say something about doing an Old Man Logan style film. Still, all things must come to an end and if this is a sincere statement and not just a contract negotiations ploy then thank you for your time Hugh. We've enjoyed you in the role!

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Wow, end of an era.

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The Wolverine was one R rating and slightly better 3rd act away from being great. Hopefully this fixes both of those issues (yeah I know R is never happening, but can dream).

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The first 2 acts of Wolverine were boring IMO, and the third was a bit too comic-booky (too cartoony). I have faith in this next one, but I don't want it to just be good. I want it to be a fantastic sendoff for Jackman!!

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It seems to be an official annoucement, not a little snippet from a junket interview.

He hinted that Wolvie 3 would be his last stand.

Good luck to his successor.

And 17 years is correct maths : 1999-2016, the era he played the character.

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Is it bad to say I don't want this movie to ever come out? I don't want this era to end, I'm gonna be so sad leaving the theatre.

In tears.

Crying.

Goes home.

Doesn't leave room for a week.

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He'll be back eventually as Wolvie after this. Even if it's that Old Logan idea he pitched or just in small part. Not buying this is "it" forever. Just it for a big role or it for awhile.

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I can see them getting Jackman for a few small, action-free roles in any upcoming X-Men film rather than looking for a substitute.

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Jackman and the X-Men you could argue started this comic-book revolution. Yes, Blade preceded X-Men but it was the mainstream popularity of X-Men which made movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, and Avengers possbile

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And to think it all happened because Kubrick took ages on Eyes Wide Shut, which held up Tom Cruise for M:I-2, which held up Dougray Scott for the role of Wolverine.

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Even though I mentally checked out of this whole series a LONG time ago, I'll be sad when Jackman goes. The first film came out when I was 14, the last when I'm 31. For all you teenyboppers, that shit will hit you hard one day.

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He'll be back eventually as Wolvie after this. Even if it's that Old Logan idea he pitched or just in small part. Not buying this is "it" forever. Just it for a big role or it for awhile.

I'm willing to bet Old Man Logan is going to be this movie.

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