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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Watching GOTG again I get a very strong Firefly vibe from it.

But it is better than firefly.

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But it is better than firefly.

 

Serenity was better than GOTG imo. Haven't seen firefly.

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Serenity was better than GOTG imo. Haven't seen firefly.

GotG is better than Serenity.
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I hope Nebula returns for this one. 

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She'll. Hopefully with a bigger role.  :wub:

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More Yondu. That will solve everything.

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More Yondu. That will solve everything.

Yondu and Nebula will definitely going to have expanded roles. 

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More Yondu, Nebula, Warlock/Magus plus StarhawK should all be in this sequel. Along with much more back story on Thanos. 

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If Thanos is the end-game for the Avengers, does that mean he can't be the main baddie for GOTG2?

 

I'd really like to see more of him, and I don't want it to feel like the Guardians are only trying to stop the second in command again.

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This will make 400m.

 

290 - 350m is more realistic.

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If Thanos is the end-game for the Avengers, does that mean he can't be the main baddie for GOTG2?I'd really like to see more of him, and I don't want it to feel like the Guardians are only trying to stop the second in command again.

I would guess he is going to use another pawn.

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Nebula will likely return. As for a main villain, maybe Korvac, or possibly 

Quill's father.

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Nebula will likely return. As for a main villain, maybe Korvac, or possibly 

Quill's father.

Korvac has to be an Avengers villain.

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One or two that I don't know? Avengers 3 would be one, GOTG2 would be 2? What is #3? How many pics was his deal. Really like that eath will play a part of the MCU. Didn't Thanos cut ties with Death in The Infinity Gauntlet?

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/07/marvel-movies-josh-brolin-loves-the-thanos-and-death-storyline?utm_campaign=ign+main+twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

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More Yondu, Nebula, Warlock/Magus plus StarhawK should all be in this sequel. Along with much more back story on Thanos. 

 

I would love to see Adam Warlock on the big screen.

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If Thanos is the end-game for the Avengers, does that mean he can't be the main baddie for GOTG2?

 

I'd really like to see more of him, and I don't want it to feel like the Guardians are only trying to stop the second in command again.

Thanos still has to collect the stones, doubt now he will have lackeys do it for him. Not if you go with the Kree, The Magus or Korvac (Hoping for after Avengers 3).

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I hope Nebula returns for this one. 

More Yondu. That will solve everything.

 

"I know a lot of where I want to go. I have a lot of ideas for stories and characters that are going to appear, and there are documents written up, that some people have, about Peter Quill’s father and his relationship, a lot of stuff about Yondu and a lot of stuff about Drax that nobody knows."

 

"Kevin Feige has stuff. I wrote up a lot. He knows all the stuff and if I died tomorrow they could go make a movie. They could write the story of Peter Quill’s father and it would all be there. I think Yondu is a very important character, a really important character in this universe, and I think Nebula is really important too and so I think we’ll see more of both of those characters."

 

http://www.filmdivider.com/4171/james-gunn-on-guardians-of-the-galaxy-2-promising-nebula-yondu-and-peter-quills-father/

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Need more John C. Reilly. Get that man more screen time.

 

And give him a code name

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