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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Flash | 2018 | Ezra Miller, Kiersey Clemons | Matthew Vaughn, Sam Raimi and Robert Zemeckis frontrunners to direct

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Director:

Writer: Treatment: Phil Lord and Chris Miller

 

Current: Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, Chris Brancato and Geoff Johns (Creative Consultant) previous: Dan Mazeau

 

Starring:

Ezra Miller ... The Flash

Distributor: Warner Bros.
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Mazeau:

I think Warner Bros. is finalizing their strategy of how they want to roll out their DC superheroes, and obviously they've got Batman in an incredibly great place, and Green Lantern, I think, performed okay. I think they probably would have liked it to have done better, but yeah, there is still a whole lot of excitement for the DC universe, and I know The Flash is very high on the list. It's like anything, though, he continued. It has to come together with the right cast. It has to come together with the right director and sort of the right moment, and so they're trying to push the rock up the hill ... hopefully there will be some news soon, but right now I can't really say anything else.

Also his version focuses on Barry Allen, but hints to West will be there.
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WB needs to stop hiring writer with the letter "G" in their first/last name (first) letter. I know this team has worked before, but has it really ever worked? They need to get the fourth "G" in Goldenberg, he has written some good screenplays. Mazeau's first writing duty was WotT, so don't know about potential. I say get Goyer for a complete overhaul.

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FLOP

Why? Just because GL flopped? Is that your only reason?

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Why? Just because GL flopped? Is that your only reason?

It is WBplus the character seems hard to sell.

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WB is bad? I though they were a good studio.

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WB is bad? I though they were a good studio.

Not when it comes to super heroes. They almost killed Batman as a film franchise in the 90s, and if it weren't for Nolan who knows where it would be. They haven't had a good Superman movie in about 32 years, Green Lantern was pure floppage, and theyve inexplicably been unable or unwilling to get a Wonder Woman movie made.

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Not when it comes to super heroes. They almost killed Batman as a film franchise in the 90s, and if it weren't for Nolan who knows where it would be. They haven't had a good Superman movie in about 32 years, Green Lantern was pure floppage, and theyve inexplicably been unable or unwilling to get a Wonder Woman movie made.

Look at Catwoman and Elektra both tanking at the box office (not best movie ever), WB might be hesitant on a female SH movie. Nolan has helped it tremendously, they seem to be on the right track now.

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It may or may not flop, but I for one am looking forward to this. I mean more than 50% of Marvel films are forgettable or flop, so WB has to start somewhere. Flash isn't that hard to sell, either.I love the Flash, especially Waid's and Geoff John's run. Guggenheim's small run was good, too.

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'Man of Steel' May Give DC Comics More Superpowers 

Warner is already in development on a sequel to "Man of Steel" and is expected to fast track that for release as soon as 2014, said knowledgeable people close to the studio. In addition, it has long been developing a "Justice League" team-up movie featuring characters such as the Flash and Wonder Woman that could come out as soon as 2015.

 

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Meanwhile, Berlanti is still also devloping the Flash movie for WB, Pedowitz also confrimed. He's attached to direct the film, as well as write the screenplay with Chris Brancato, Michael Green, Geoff Johns, and Marc Guggenheim, and Pedowitz said there is "no conflict" between the developing TV series and feature film.

http://www.newsarama.com/18522-report-the-flash-running-to-live-action-on-cw-thanks-to-arrow-s-success.html

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