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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Movies based on animated cartoons that should be translated to live action and be treated more seriously

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Ok. I've decided to make a list of cartoons/kids animes that could be done into live action movies and be treated with a better quality. Note that the list i will put first, is my own list i would rather want to see in live-action. Feel free to put your list if you want to. :D

 

Here is my list of cartoons that could be adapted into theatrical-released live-action movies.

 

Pokémon

 

Avatar: The Last Airbender (Yes, i know there is already one that M.Night Shyamalan directed,....but...i just want a more better and superior adaptation than the messy one.) Oh, and don't bring Shyamalan again to do this. It's kinda like a remake.

 

Ben 10 (Yes, i know there are 2 DTD films of this cartoon, but here's the thing.....they're DTD. I would love to see a theatrical one and treated theatrically.)

 

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They don't necessarily all need to be taken more seriously in execution, but Gargoyles, Street Sharks, Captain Planet and Transformers: Beast Wars are all screaming for live action film adaptations.

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They don't necessarily all need to be taken more seriously in execution, but Gargoyles, Street Sharks, Captain Planet and Transformers: Beast Wars are all screaming for live action film adaptations.

 

Good point.

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Actually.....i know exactly who would have played each character in a "Ben 10" movie. I'll find some casting soon.

(EDIT) : OK...found some good persons that could have played their parts. Also, keep in mind....i usually pick the RIGHT celebrities to play their characters. Not neccesarily huge box office draws....but more correct persons to do their roles.

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Max Charles as Ben Tennyson

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Alexa Gerasimovich as Gwen Tennyson

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Stellan Skarsgård as Grandpa Max

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I think a live-action Thundarr the Barbarian could work as a Guardians of the Galaxy-style throwback to 80s sword-and-sorcery movies. (And it's got post-apocalyptic sci-fi mixed in too - it could be like Yor: Hunter from the Future, except actually good.)

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They don't necessarily all need to be taken more seriously in execution, but Gargoyles, Street Sharks, Captain Planet and Transformers: Beast Wars are all screaming for live action film adaptations.

Captain Planet was made with Don Cheadle and it was the most amazing thing of all time.

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They could make a Birdman movie with Michael Keaton playing him!

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Thundercats, HO!

 

Masters of the Universe (it's always in pre-production but never comes through)

 

The Jetsons (think a cool movie is in there somewhere)

 

Also, Jem deserves better than the clueless mess coming out in September.

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An Avatar last Airbender done right could rival lord of the rings.  

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Second Thudercats, also would be happy to see Defenders of the Earth.

 

Would actually love to see bananaman get a live action film as it could be stupidly awesome but will never happen.

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i'd love to see dragon ball z done right , that mess that came out was scary and sad !

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Would actually love to see bananaman get a live action film as it could be stupidly awesome but will never happen.

I know Bananaman was British, so I keep envisioning an Edgar Wright adaptation. (And no, that has nothing to do with the whole Ant-Man thing, I thought Bananaman -> British -> Simon Pegg -> Edgar Wright)

Someone needs to do a parody trailer of that.

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Thundercats, HO!

 

Masters of the Universe (it's always in pre-production but never comes through)

 

The Jetsons (think a cool movie is in there somewhere)

 

Also, Jem deserves better than the clueless mess coming out in September.

A Jetsons movie could be pretty cool.

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Wonder what would have be the most profitable & most successful of these 2 live action adaptations?

 

Pokemon or Ben 10?

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Pokemon as its appeal is more gender neutral. Also, is it just me or has the Ben 10 blitz kind of reduced in the last couple of years? Seems to have taken a backseat to Avengers and Ultimate Spider-Man (cartoon) merch mania.

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Attack on Titan with the right creative team and reverence to the material could be a really special Hollywood series I think. Though the likelihood of that is slim. 

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DBZ

Naruto

Transformers (G1)

GI Joe

Thundercats

He-Man

 

I'm asking for accurate adaptations that are well done, imaginative and bring out the best the source material has to offer.

 

 

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