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.

Welcome to The Box Office Theory — Forums

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

jandrew

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

9,090 posts in this topic

It's not.

 

Yes, it is. Sony's financing and distributing and has final creative say, but Feige and the other Marvel producers wouldn't be involved if they didn't receive equal credit and billing

 

The press release makes it pretty clear it's co-production. Just read the quotes from the Sony execs

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

 

Probably!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The more superhero films get announced, the closer the day comes when audiences have gotten tired of superheroes and the trend dies. (thank god)

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I looked at my gf and "broke down." She said what and I said "its happening..." She said "Spiderman?"

She knows me. She knows the pain has been lifted.

15 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The more superhero films get announced, the closer the day comes when audiences have gotten tired of superheroes and the trend dies. (thank god)

:rolleyes:

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

 

Nope, not yet at least. 

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But what about Avi Arad? What will become of him? Those are the important questions of the day.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The more superhero films get announced, the closer the day comes when audiences have gotten tired of superheroes and the trend dies. (thank god)

Lets not start this debate (again).

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The more superhero films get announced, the closer the day comes when audiences have gotten tired of superheroes and the trend dies. (thank god)

 

I hear this belief constantly and thus far there's no evidence to really support it. 

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What's even more interesting is the possibility of MCU characters appearing in the Sony Spider-man movies.

Maybe we'll get movies along the lines of the old Marvel Team-up comics.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But what about Avi Arad? What will become of him? Those are the important questions of the day.

 

He's mentioned nowhere. I assume they tied him up and dumped him on a desert island

5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The more superhero films get announced, the closer the day comes when audiences have gotten tired of superheroes and the trend dies. (thank god)

 

But your avatar has a superhero in it.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thor: Ragnarok has been moved to Nov. 3, 2017 from its July 28, 2017 date. Black Panther will now open July 6, 2018, moving from Nov. 3, 2017. Captain Marvel moved to Nov. 2, 2018 from July 6, 2018, while Inhumans is slotted for July 12, 2019, from its original Nov. 2, 2018 date.

 

 

Marvel is going to have a lot of imput through Feige - who frankly is the MCU right now - or they wouldn't have moved their entire line up for it and especially since it looks like there will be a trade of characters both ways.  No way Marvel loans out characters to the Spider-man franchise and doesn't have control of them. 

 

I'm shocked Marvel moved their entire schedule.  I wonder how the move of BP affects him being in Infinity Wars and if there really any time to add Spider-man into Civil War in anything more than a cameo or if they've already written an alternate version with him in it.

8 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

I looked at my gf and "broke down." She said what and I said "its happening..." She said "Spiderman?"

She knows me. She knows the pain has been lifted.

Oh Jandrew, you live a sad life... ;)

 

I hear this belief constantly and thus far there's no evidence to really support it. 

Huh? It has always happened and will always happen. Make too much, you saturate the market, audiences become uninterested. Marvel has plans through to 2029 (?) but the superhero obsession will be over by then. This happens to every style of film. I guess they've gotta make as much as they can while it lasts though.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The more superhero films get announced, the closer the day comes when audiences have gotten tired of superheroes and the trend dies. (thank god)

 

Why do you care?  Just don't watch them.  I skip movies in theaters I'm not interest in all the time.

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hope this means Spider-Woman can be used in the Captain Marvel franchise  :wub:

 

That would be the undisputed best thing to come out of this

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hear this belief constantly and thus far there's no evidence to really support it.

Valid point though. The superhero movies will have to get bigger and bigger, Batman and Superman, Captain America and Iron Man and Spiderman, Avengers, Justice League. With basically every movie having a value added element or teams. The solo movies will be the ones that suffer moving forward.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why do you care?  Just don't watch them.  I skip movies in theaters I'm not interest in all the time.

I watch films whether I think I'll like them or not. I certainly don't lose anything by watching any given film - it adds to my knowledge and understanding of cinema and the current films out there.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Andrew Garfield is all but gone.  Why re-cast the same actor for a re-boot?  Has that ever happened?  I doubt they want any ties to the ASM universe.  This is all brand new stuff.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paul Giamatti and Jamie Foxx are coming back I heard

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   1 member