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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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I thought of a valid reason to oppose a WW movie... we'd have confusion when using WW for world wide or Wonder Women :pHopefully they do as good of a job with this as they did with MOS (imo the best Superman movie)

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Hopefully they do as good of a job with this as they did with MOS (imo the best Superman movie)

 

They already did the MoS treatment and it was canceled even before airing (because it sucked).

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Alll they have to do  Dash Buddy is do a WW film with the quality of the WW  2009 film that sold so well

 

...  It was spectacular and one of my all time favorite animated films. They  do a big budget WW

film along the lines of WW 2009 all bets are off. They can have a 200-300M dollar domestic WW

film with ease.. I cant wait to see what they do with the DC universe.. MOS shows we can

haven deeper movies and push the envelope further than TDK and SM2 did for the genre.

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Shaman for 2019 and they already castes The Rock?

 

WB is as slow as a snail when it comes to their DC movies, so I can't say I'm surprised.

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So the dates look to be

 

Aug. 5, 2016: Suicide Squad
June 23, 2017: Wonder Woman
Nov. 17, 2017: Justice League
March 23, 2018: The Flash (we assume, based on the wording above)
July 27, 2018: Aquaman (Again, based on wording above)
April 5, 2019: Shazam
June 14, 2019: Justice League 2
April 3, 2020: Cyborg
June 19, 2020: Green Lantern

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All this on top of Marvel's output?

 

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All this on top of Marvel's output?

 

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Don't forget Fox and Sony.

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amazing how this announcement comes a day after the RDJ Cap 2 announcement

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That's still crazy far ahead. 70% of this forum will be dead from ebola by the time Cyborg comes out.

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140/340/500/840

 

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What if each of the solo outing's have an appearance by a JL member, will help b.o.

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So the Rock keeps talking about a Shazam movie that isn't happening until 2019?!

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So the Rock keeps talking about a Shazam movie that isn't happening until 2019?!

I'm wondering why the hell is it that far. The Rock will be 50 by then. Unless Shazam & Adam are part of the universe and play a role in JL 2 it makes no sense. I know The Rock is busy too but I don't think he's that busy.

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I am real excited about a solo WW movie… but I also hope that WB puts some thought and care into her story and the behind-the-scenes crew too.

 

But OMGWTF TWELVE DC/WB MOVIES WTF WTF WTF?!?! *talks DC down* 

 

Put down the crackpipe. 

 

Do they have a plan? I feel like this is crazywicked slapdash. 

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I'm wondering why the hell is it that far. The Rock will be 50 by then. Unless Shazam & Adam are part of the universe and play a role in JL 2 it makes no sense. I know The Rock is busy too but I don't think he's that busy.

 

I'm wondering if The Rock as Black Adam may show up in JL or JL2 since he is signed so far in advance. Or maybe he is limiting himself to 5 movies a year, and based on that Shazam is just 20th in line.

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My most anticipated DC film. Can't wait for her to finally shine in film!! :)

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