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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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP | 07.06.2018 | Disney

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She's from Canada, right? Any recent news stories from there about somebody spontaneously combusting?

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Fisnets tweeter feed has been dead since July.

 

A Jlaw love letter it was.

 

:(

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Can't believe they're making this. Wonder what Avenger they'll shoehorn in

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Can't believe they're making this. Wonder what Avenger they'll shoehorn in

What's there to not believe? The first was low budget, had a great multiplier, and will beat Thor WW.

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Just seems like a waste of time unless it ends up being a "New Avengers" movie

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I actually thought Ant-Man was pretty good, so I'm all for it. At least it proves that Marvel didn't see the film's performance as disappointing.

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She's from Canada, right? Any recent news stories from there about somebody spontaneously combusting?

 

 

You can see her over at AICN as well as BADASS DIGEST, Devin's site and YES, I'm sure she's quite enthusiastic about this news.. Either way, this is a homerun for MARVEL..

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I like the idea of a sequel but that title just doesn't do it for me.

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I like the title, makes it feel a bit more unique

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You can see her over at AICN as well as BADASS DIGEST, Devin's site and YES, I'm sure she's quite enthusiastic about this news.. Either way, this is a homerun for MARVEL..

 

Thankfully, she doesn't post at bad anymore.

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Thankfully, she doesn't post at bad anymore.

 

 

That doesn't surprise me.. Devin has a knee jerk reaction to trolling or disagreeing with him that all too often, ends in the poster being Banned.. I think it sets a dangerous precedent when you ban someone because they don't agree with you..

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That doesn't surprise me.. Devin has a knee jerk reaction to trolling or disagreeing with him that all too often, ends in the poster being Banned.. I think it sets a dangerous precedent when you ban someone because they don't agree with you..

 

She wasn't banned, she just stopped posting.

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She pretty much took the Ant-Man IMDB forum hostage since forever. I don't post but lurk sometimes coz I'm masochistic like that. Just checked it right now. She suggested Lilly offered Feige an, um, not very professionally appropriate favor to have this happen. So yeah, she is still doing she. :D

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She pretty much took the Ant-Man IMDB forum hostage since forever. I don't post but lurk sometimes coz I'm masochistic like that. Just checked it right now. She suggested Lilly offered Feige an, um, not very professionally appropriate favor to have this happen. So yeah, she is still doing she. :D

 

 

I mean, WTF??? Did this chick run over Fishnet's dog or something that she's so against this casting???

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She's just mad that Ant-Man worked for Lilly while her own post-LotR blockbuster comeback, I Frankenstein, was such a miserable fail.  :ph34r:

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The question on my mind is will Peyton Reed be back to direct?

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The question on my mind is will Peyton Reed be back to direct?

From interviews it always sounded like Reed and McKay would return.

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The question on my mind is will Peyton Reed be back to direct?

 

Seeing how Marvel wanted to work with him again, and how it was he who increased Wasp's significance and screentime in the first film, I think it is a safe bet.

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Fisnets tweeter feed has been dead since July.

 

 

:(

 

Banned, maybe? She was certainly abrasive when she wanted to be. 

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