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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jandrew

Spider-Man: Homecoming | July 7, 2017 | NOT THE MARVEL-DC THREAD

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Never thought We'd see the Day. Welcome Spidey also I wouldn't mind if Andrew Garfield was still Spidey he wasn't the problem in those movies IMO.

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Two billion dollar superhero films in one year. 2016 is the new 2012.

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Civil War 2 billion confirmed.

Why would Spider Man add over a billion. Everybody who see Marvel movies see Spider Man movies. 

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So I guess we get another rehash on spidey this time people don't smash things into one movie

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Never thought We'd see the Day. Welcome Spidey also I wouldn't mind if Andrew Garfield was still Spidey he wasn't the problem in those movies IMO.

I don't think he would fit with MCU at all.

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

 

He'll make threads for the sequels in On The Lot ASAP :rofl:

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I liked Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man and I'd like to see him return, if he's offered the role again. 

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No mentions of Avi Arad in that press release

 

Bet he's transforming into a supervillain in real life right about now. He just fell into a vat of eels, and he's going after Feige

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

Congrats and I beat to the batman thread. Soon me and you will take all the threads from Neo. 

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So I guess we get another rehash on spidey this time people don't smash things into one movie

 

I don't think we will see another origin story since it seems Spidey will likely be around in Civil War. And Frankly he really doesn't need another Origin story.

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He'll make threads for the sequels in On The Lot ASAP :rofl:

Lmao thats what I said to myself! Classic Neo.

Congrats and I beat to the batman thread. Soon me and you will take all the threads from Neo.

Lets do it. Take to hive the threads back to the people.

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Two billion dollar superhero films in one year. 2016 is the new 2012.

Civil War was a billion dollar film since day 1.

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This is not a Marvel film. Its simply using producers from Marvel Studios. Sony has 100% control on this film.

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This is not a Marvel film. Its simply using producers from Marvel Studios. Sony has 100% control on this film.

Doubt it

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I think there comes a day soon Sony moves away from the film biz altogether. Not much else to see here until we get director, writer, actors, but first thing I'll say is Avengers 3 now looks even more crowded.

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Wait is this really happening? Is this "official" MCU canon?

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Wait is this really happening? Is this "official" MCU canon?

Yes official.

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This is not a Marvel film. Its simply using producers from Marvel Studios. Sony has 100% control on this film.

Yeah, so it'll still suck.  :lol:

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So is Garfield definitely out or? I wouldn't mind if they did bring him back but I'd understand if they don't.

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This is not a Marvel film. Its simply using producers from Marvel Studios. Sony has 100% control on this film.

 

It would be highly strange if the Marvel / Disney made this deal and didn't have some creative control on the next Spider-Man, wouldn't you agree? 

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