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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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But he could be like his is on superman, help pick the director and talk to them on what they want to do with the project, and give control of to them and collect a huge check.

That could be possible. If the money is big enough..

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Well if it comes out in 2015 I will be 41. If it comes out in 2016 I will be 42

Ahhh.. an old fart like me :)

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This seems like a bad idea. Does DC have any good Superheroes besides Batman and Superman?

Edited by Dexter of Suburbia

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This seems like a bad idea. DC does have too any good superheroes beside Superman and Batman.

Drinking again Dexter B) ??? Edited by fmpro

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This seems like a bad idea. Does DC have any good Superheroes besides Batman and Superman?

Their villains are good. They have Darkseid, Doomsday, Anti-Monitor, Imperiex. Also have Martian the Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash that would likely make up the team.

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No, but I fixed my sentence. It should be better now.

Much better :P

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Their villains are good. They have Darkseid, Doomsday, Anti-Monitor, Imperiex. Also have Martian the Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash that would likely make up the team.

Compared to Marvel they have horrible villans

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Compared to Marvel they have horrible villans

agreed nobody cares about aquaman, and few care about Flash or Wonderwomen. I very few even know who Martian the Manhunter is. Plus, Green Lantern was a bomb.

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^Like The Avengers IM=Batman and the other could be like CAP and Thor mid 100M. Say Avengers get 350M, JL might be the same put them together and they do big numbers, but solo not so much.

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I've read three issues of the new Aquaman series and it's pretty dang cool.

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I've read three issues of the new Aquaman series and it's pretty dang cool.

But the problem is most people think he lame from all the jokes on TV (South Park, Family, ect).

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I only want to see it when Jim Parsons plays Flash and Kaley Cuoco plays WonderWoman.

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Compared to Marvel they have horrible villans

I do not too much about comic books but for a JL film it seem like they have to use a Superman villain because batman villains have no powers. Unless MM has a good villain that could be used.This will not do as well as TA.

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I do not too much about comic books but for a JL film it seem like they have to use a Superman villain because batman villains have no powers. Unless MM has a good villain that could be used.This will not do as well as TA.

Here are some possible villains:Despero, Red King, Mageddon, Doomsday or Darkseid.

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