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

 

They'll probably recast, but it's not 100% confirmed. 

 

Personally I'd like to see him back. The best moments from the last TASM films were the scenes that involved him being out of costume and just being Peter Parker. 

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Doubt it

The press release notes that Feige and Pascal “will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger.” Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films, though Feige’s involvement as a producer seems to indicate Marvel is heavily involved in the films now.

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Isn't July 28 2017 Ragnorok's date though?

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They need to recast to distance themselves from the ASM films.

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They need to recast to distance themselves from the ASM films.

 

They should wait longer then to release the reboot. TASM films are still fresh in people's minds. 

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Final creative control just means that if they don't like an idea Marvel proposes, they can shoot it down. That's all.

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Wait...somebody made this gif before me?

I guess. :lol:

JK Simmons needs to come back as Jonah though.

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But it's not a Marvel Studios film(misleading thread title :P)

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I guess. :lol:

JK Simmons needs to come back as Jonah though.

My night is ruined. Please use my version even though there's no discernible difference besides text font

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They should wait longer then to release the reboot. TASM films are still fresh in people's minds.

I think having a new Spidey will help people forget about them.
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I think having a new Spidey will help people forget about them.

Not really, Andrew Garfield didn't erase people's memories of the original trilogy.

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But it's not a Marvel Studios film(misleading thread title :P)

 

It's a co-production

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But it's not a Marvel Studios film(misleading thread title :P)

Its not misleading because there will be MCU plotlines brought in and out and Marvel is involved with production. Im sure Marvel will even let Sony slap the big Marvel logo on it.

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Not really, Andrew Garfield didn't erase people's memories of the original trilogy.

That is because the original trilogy was so much better.

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It's a co-production

It's not.

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So wait, is it incorrect to say "say hello to the newest member of the avengers" *insert picture of spider-man?

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I imagine it'll be like Bond where MGM and EON are in control but Sony distributes and gets a share of the profits so the Marvel Studios logo will be first followed by the Sony/Columbia logo.

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Is it fair to say Spidey will appear in the Infinity War films

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