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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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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Interesting in that article there is a tweet from James Gunn stating at least one guardian will join the team.

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I think Adam Warlock is a must just because it would bring in the Soul Gem.

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Interesting in that article there is a tweet from James Gunn stating at least one guardian will join the team.

Predictions on who might be joining the team? I have not read this series.

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Warlock or GTFO. Nova should also be in this to some capacity.

Waaaaah. I want to see those two! How about Starhawk?

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Interesting in that article there is a tweet from James Gunn stating at least one guardian will join the team.

Aww... We don't need to add someone to the team.
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I just want Cosmo

 

played by Kevin Bacon of course

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Could we add another female please? One girl and 4 guys was already lopsided enough. Plus harry potters July record is going down

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Quasar, Mantis, or Moondragon would all work. They might have to change Moondragon's back story a bit, though.

 

edit: Angela, too. Forgot about her.

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Predictions on who might be joining the team? I have not read this series.

Mantis/Bug are long term core members, but apparently there is an rights issue with bug
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Quasar, Mantis, or Moondragon would all work. They might have to change Moondragon's back story a bit, though.edit: Angela, too. Forgot about her.

Angela would be great if you wanted a tie in to Asgard.
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Could we add another female please? One girl and 4 guys was already lopsided enough.Plus harry potters July record is going down

 

You think this is going to open to 170m? 

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This is not touching 170m OW but maybe Guardians 3 can fresh off the heels of Avengers 3

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I know I am the absolute minority on this... but knowing how this will be milked as well, Part 1 already seems less appealing to me :/

 

Time it is finally released in Germany... these delays are ridiculous.

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Mantis/Bug are long term core members, but apparently there is an rights issue with bug

Has this been said before?

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I think Adam Warlock is a must just because it would bring in the Soul Gem.

Not necessarily. The gems have not be connected to their comic counter-parts, I could see the Soul (Stone) in Dr. Strange.

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I know I am the absolute minority on this... but knowing how this will be milked as well, Part 1 already seems less appealing to me :/

 

Time it is finally released in Germany... these delays are ridiculous.

 

Already seen it via that Pro 7 event, nothing can take anything away from it for me (not a ten, but still IMHO very good), can't wait to see it again, but shudder ob the trailer's voices

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