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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Neo

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 ready.

 

Is it 2017 yet?

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I do wonder if all the people posting about Adam Warlock know just how ridiculous Adam Warlock is.

 

But I say bring it! In all its insane glory. Space Jesus, evil church, cocoons and resurrection prophecies, infinity gem in his forehead

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Fingers crossed that Gunn isn't gonna pull a Favreau or an Abrams with this one. So far everything seems to be in his favor.

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Fingers crossed that Gunn isn't gonna pull a Favreau or an Abrams with this one. So far everything seems to be in his favor.

 

I'm not too worried about that. For one, he'll have an actual script, and two, it won't be written by Orci and/or Kurtzman.

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I hope Gunn turns another of the original Guardians into a ridiculous side character like Yondu

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Imagine if Marvel brings Iron Man into Galaxy 2...

$500M Domestic locked!

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Already got this date, I could see Marvel by Monday announcing their May 2017 date.

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Do you think Thanos will be like Gollum it took a movie to perfect his look, will this happen to Thanos?

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If the stone in Loki's staff is an Infinity Stone, is this the actual Gem? The other stones have been a cube, liquid and an

orb  - now we know its an actual gem (looks like), not the orb itself,

maybe the stones need to go through a process like the Mind Gem has already to be ready to fit in the Gauntlet.

In Guardians the stone is purple, not red like we know, has it not fully changed?

If it is the Mind Gem and the stone in the staff was blue, it would make sense seeing as Loki was trying to subjugate the people of Germany and the mind gem is blue.

 

Feige has said not necessarily to base them on color.

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