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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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Wonder Woman | June 2, 2017 | She got this, boys! DCEU saved; doomsday averted; Doomsday forgiven! NOT the JL, Snyder, or Marvel V DC stan wars thread!

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And yet they're happy to hand their most popular character to directors and give them total freedom. But when it comes to the less popular characters they micromanage, you'd think it would be the other way around.

They micromanaged the hell out of that one in the mid-90's too though.

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I can't see anything but disaster with this. They need Nolan to produce this so it doesn't turn into B & R camp.

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They don't need Nolan to do a well made movie. He isn't the only director out there. WB should have hired Whedon, but from what some comic nerds say, his take on WW was pretty bad.

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Wonder Woman needs a good director to make it work and viable, it's surprising that there hasn't been a film and a lot of actresses and directors want to take it on. For Diana/Wonder Woman, they need to go for an unknown or someone semi-famous with a name for Ares and Hippolyta and perhaps Steve Trevor. It would have to be an origin story, even the costume wouldn't be hard to adapt, just slightly modify to be more like Greek armour but still retain the iconic elements like the Tiaras and the Bracelets.

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I can't see anything but disaster with this. They need Nolan to produce this so it doesn't turn into B & R camp.

They dont need Nolan, they just need to not hire Schumacher.Nolan's style would be a pretty bad fit for a WW film anyway. If anything, a Wonder Woman movie should take a page from Thor instead of Batman. Edited by Orestes

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I think Wonder Woman is a very difficult character to crack. More difficult than Superman, who is also more difficult than Batman. Also, a lot of people in Hollywood believe that it's hard to do a big action movie with a female lead. I happen to disagree with that. But that tends to be the prevailing wisdom. Hopefully, that'll change in the next few years. Who should play here? No idea...

http://movies.cosmicbooknews.com/content/david-goyer-wants-do-wonder-woman-movie-future-dc-movies-riding-man-steel

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It does suggest WB are open to a Wonder Woman movie, I reckon if they decide to do solo films before JL, WW should be the first one followed by The Flash and either WF or the Batman reboot.

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Don't have link, but WW could be out by 2016 says EW.

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Don't have link, but WW could be out by 2016 says EW.

Not surprising, it was either her or the Flash for the solo DC film after MoS 2, I kind of hope if MoS 2 gets a summer slot then WW gets December 18th 2015 or June/July 2016
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Don't have link, but WW could be out by 2016 says EW.

 

I expect to see the film made in 2020 at the earliest.

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Maybe this will get a crazy budget and be the next John Carter/Lone Ranger.

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Wonder Women wouldn't work. A 2 hour movie of watching someone iron clothes and wash dishes at a fast rate just wouldn't appeal to the GA.

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Maybe this will get a crazy budget and be the next John Carter/Lone Ranger.

Can you spot the spot the difference?

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Wonder Women wouldn't work. A 2 hour movie of watching someone iron clothes and wash dishes at a fast rate just wouldn't appeal to the GA.

 

:angry:

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