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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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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | 5.5.2017 | William Hurt Returns as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross | New Trailer on Page 69

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I'm really enjoying that Yondu's fin is being allowed to grow out for the sequel!! Enjoying seeing that in these pics!

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I really hope for this film don t become an Iron man 2/ Thor Dark World 

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51 minutes ago, Captain Craig said:

I'm really enjoying that Yondu's fin is being allowed to grow out for the sequel!! Enjoying seeing that in these pics!

Yeah, I'm loving that he's in the film.

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16 minutes ago, fabiopazzo2 said:

I really hope for this film don t become an Iron man 2/ Thor Dark World 

 

Both those movies were markedly poorer in quality than their predecessors.

I trust James Gunn to avoid that fate.

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3 minutes ago, JennaJ said:

 

Both those movies were markedly poorer in quality than their predecessors.

I trust James Gunn to avoid that fate.

 

Or Scooby Doo (Same Director) :P;)

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3 minutes ago, DMan7 said:

 

Or Scooby Doo (Same Director) :P;)

He only wrote them

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Just now, robertman2 said:

He only wrote them

 

Well same writer then, so sue me! :ph34r:

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26 minutes ago, fabiopazzo2 said:

I really hope for this film don t become an Iron man 2/ Thor Dark World 

 

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11 hours ago, fabiopazzo2 said:

I really hope for this film don t become an Iron man 2/ Thor Dark World 

I figure the reception/quailty for this, could be more like Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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Given what we have seen and herd about this film its extremely unlikely we have another Iron Man 2 here.

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, eXtacy said:

Given what we have seen and herd about this film its extremely unlikely we have another Iron Man 2 here.

 

 

 

 

 

What have you heard?

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Thought the first was ok but not great (it was simply never as funny as it thought it was) but I feel like the sequel could be much better because the team dynamic's already established and they can just get on with it now. A good villain would be nice though, Marvel.

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43 minutes ago, fabiopazzo2 said:

What have you heard?

Perlmutter isn't running the MCU anymore since 2015. Critically it has a 75/25 ratio of being good.

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2 hours ago, Durden said:

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Where's the mask on Star Lord? FAIL!

 

Spoiler

:P

 

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