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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Spider-Man: Homecoming | July 7, 2017 | BEST POSTERS OF ALL TIME - Not one, but TWO Trailers for Maximum Spoil, page 371

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SPIDERMAN IS COMING HOME. Sony and Marvel have reached a sharing deal that will allow Spidey in the MCU movies, and other Marvel characters in Spidey movies. He will appearin some way in a Marvel movie before the Spiderman movie slated for July 7, 2017. Pascal and Feige will produce. Sony will still distribute.

 

Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/spider-man-swings-marvel-studios-772127?utm_source=twitter

 

Confirmed by Marvel. No longer Reddit rumors: http://marvel.com/news/movies/24062/sony_pictures_entertainment_brings_marvel_studios_into_the_amazing_world_of_spider-man

 

THANK YOU BASED EVERYTHING.

 

 

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RIP AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FRANCHISE

 

 

 

2012-2014

 

 

 

We hardly knew you 

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TASM franchise can be safely classified as a failure now....

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so it is pretty obvious the new Spider-Man will make his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War

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Team Andrew but if they get tobey I won't be mad

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I really hope they cast someone good for the role.

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Eddie Redmayne for Peter Parker

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Jake Gyllenhall as an older Spider-Man IMO 

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Said that this might happen after the Sony leak. Never would've believed it before then

 

Wow

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Eddie Redmayne for Peter Parker

 

Let's just hope he brings loud and low voice with him.

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so it is pretty obvious the new Spider-Man will make his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War

They really want to beat BvS, don't they?

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Eddie Redmayne for Peter Parker

I would be cool with this.

 

​I still want them to keep Andrew Garfield though :(

 

Jake Gyllenhall as an older Spider-Man IMO 

Gyllenhaal wouldn't be up for this, he doesn't like doing big-budget franchise films.

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They really want to beat BvS, don't they?

It will beat BVS imo.

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Eddie Redmayne for Peter Parker

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Said that this might happen after the Sony leak. Never would've believed it before then

 

Wow

And I finally beat Neo to a thread. Please, teach me your art of #Titles.

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In 17 years there will have been 3 different spider man franchises. 

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I would be cool with this.

​I still want them to keep Andrew Garfield though :(

Gyllenhaal wouldn't be up for this, he doesn't like doing big-budget franchise films.

Gyllenhaal would do it I think if the script is good

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