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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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lol 

 

 

I think 300 domestic is a good target for this. 

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This will explode domestically if it gets a sequel. 

Huh? So G2 will explode if we get Guardians 3?

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Already got a sequel. July 2017. They announced it a week before release at SDCC.

Lordmandeep you responded in the sequel thread.

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lol 

 

 

I think 300 domestic is a good target for this. 

Who are you laughing at?

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If I had to guess his father is 

Another Elder of the Universe or MCU equivalent.  Maybe The Runner.   His father was supposed to be ancient and something the Nova Corp has never seen before so...

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If I had to guess his father is 

Another Elder of the Universe or MCU equivalent.  Maybe The Runner.   His father was supposed to be ancient and something the Nova Corp has never seen before so...

 

That would kind of make sense, personality wise.

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If I had to guess his father is 

Another Elder of the Universe or MCU equivalent.  Maybe The Runner.   His father was supposed to be ancient and something the Nova Corp has never seen before so...

 

Someone ... I forgot where... meant it could be also

Thanos brother

Eros (Starfox)

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Whoever it is, would it be too on-the-nose if they cast Kevin Bacon?

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Whoever it is, would it be too on-the-nose if they cast Kevin Bacon?

 

Not if you cover him in gold. :ph34r:

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: James and Sean Gunn Talk Spinoffs, Peter Quill’s Father, Stan Lee’s Original Cameo, Female Superheroes, and More at Dragon Con

 

http://collider.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-spinoffs-cameos-james-gunn/

 

 

 

and revealed a number of pieces of information not yet explored, including discussing an original semi-R-rated cameo for Stan Lee that Disney vetoed,

 

 

The next question asked was about

female superheroes within the Marvel universe

, whether or not James would be incorporating any of them, and whether he had plans to

bring in Carol Danvers, the current Captain Marvel,

into the roster.  Gunn stated that he wanted to steer clear of “earthlings” in his side of the Marvel universe, allowing Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) to be the main focus from Earth.  While he agreed that more than likely,

Carol Danvers would appear sooner rather than later in the Marvel movies,

there were plenty of other women in the comic book roster of the Guardians of the Galaxy and he was more than excited to begin introducing them into future films.  The plan, according to Gunn, is to introduce new female characters into the world of Guardians as soon as he could.

 

 

to make Peter Quill into something of a “womanizer”.  The brothers responded that in the comic books, Quill was something of an all around “a-hole”, along with the other members of the team, and it was important to retain some of those qualities in the film....

 

 

if Lloyd Kaufman,...., would be appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.  Gunn told the fan that there was in fact a deleted scene for the film in which his mentor was brutally killed in the prison scene early on and more than likely, he would not be appearing in any sequels because of this fact.

 

 

Yondu:

he took inspiration from Marvel’s “Ultimate” comic book line, which took characters from the comic book universe and would place modern spins on each one.  

Gunn also stated that he planned to change other characters in a similar vein moving forward with sequels and spin-offs.  He then talked about how Yondu wasn’t even originally supposed to be in the film, and was initially planned to be Quill’s father, but due to the fact that the third act of the film wasn’t working, the idea to bring in Yondu sprang to his mind as Quill’s mentor and the rest is history.

 

 

how he couldn’t believe he was able to get the line referencing Jackson Pollock into the film.  This also led into a story about battles Gunn had with Disney, going more in-depth into which battles he won and which he lost.  One of the losing battles regarded Stan Lee’s original cameo in the film.  Originally, Gunn had planned to have Lee in one of the Collector’s exhibits.  Groot would then look at the exhibit aghast, to which Lee would flick off the large tree creature.

 

 

Finally, the brothers revealed that they were deep into the writing process of the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy and it was coming along nicely.  Considering Guardians’ financial and critical acclaim, this is sure to make a lot of fans extremely happy.

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lol I think 300 domestic is a good target for this.

Is that even debatable?

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If I had to guess his father is 

Another Elder of the Universe or MCU equivalent.  Maybe The Runner.   His father was supposed to be ancient and something the Nova Corp has never seen before so...

 

its just gonna be his dad from the comics, they'll also  add that his dad is inhuman to tie it all into the movies.

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its just gonna be his dad from the comics, they'll also  add that his dad is inhuman to tie it all into the movies.

 

Gunn already cleared that up:

not the same as in the comics

Would also be illogical, the people of comic

J'son are known to Nova

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I would say 300 is locked, but I guess a lot could change in 3 years. Could we possibly get a POTC2 jump?

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This will drop.  People will wake up one day and realize they have all been brainwashed into thinking this was a good movie.  And it's not.

 

90/250

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I love the smell of butthurt in the morning. It smells like...victory.

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This will drop. People will wake up one day and realize they have all been brainwashed into thinking this was a good movie. And it's not.90/250

Lol Ok
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This will drop.  People will wake up one day and realize they have all been brainwashed into thinking this was a good movie.  And it's not.

 

90/250

You said that about The Hunger Games, too.

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This will drop.  People will wake up one day and realize they have all been brainwashed into thinking this was a good movie.  And it's not.

 

90/250

 

No one is brainwashed. There are a huge amount of people that really love GOTG and think it's great. Your BO prediction is your own wishful thinking.

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This will drop.  People will wake up one day and realize they have all been brainwashed into thinking this was a good movie.  And it's not.

 

90/250

 

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