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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Black Panther | 2.16.2018 | William Hurt returns as Secretary of State Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross confirmed

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Still think Omar Sy would be the best choice. Perfectly fits Marvel's bill of "charismatic leading man".

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BOSEMAN FUCK YEAH

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BOSEMAN

 

Happy for that guy, deserves a big role. And he's awesome

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Good lord.

 

Phase 3 is everything the fans have been begging for and then some!

 

What a wonderful time to be a Marvel fan.

 

Ant-Man - July 7th 2015

Captain America: Civil War - May 6th 2016

Doctor Strange - November 4th 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - May 5th 2017

Thor: Ragnarok - July 28th 2017

Black Panther - November 3rd 2017

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 - May 4th 2018

Captain Marvel - July 6th 2018

The Inhumans - November 2nd 2018

Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 - May 3rd 2019

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I am so happy about this! Boseman was my dream casting all along! I love Black Panther! I can't wait!

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http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=110116

 

 

"Black Panther and all of Wakanda is one of the most interesting characters in Marvel history," said Feige. "Something I already showed you today contains an Easter egg that leads directly into Black Panther. He’s a bit of a prince, he may even become a bit of a king, but it’s all about how this isolationist country meets the world. Maybe it goes well, maybe it doesn’t."

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maybe time to move this to the main forum?

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I think this opening the first weekend of Nov. 2017 is a great date! I think it could do great business from then until the end of the year!

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I think this opening the first weekend of Nov. 2017 is a great date! I think it could do great business from then until the end of the year!

 

I think it is a horrible date, only one reason for that - it releases 2 weeks before Justice League.

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I think this opening the first weekend of Nov. 2017 is a great date! I think it could do great business from then until the end of the year!

 

 

as far as superhero movies go, it's really great counter-programming to Justice League.

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I think it is a horrible date, only one reason for that - it releases 2 weeks before Justice League.

Crap. I forgot about that. Okay, not so great a date. :mellow:

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I think it is a horrible date, only one reason for that - it releases 2 weeks before Justice League.

 

JL will obviously be bigger, but this should have a very different feel from the standard superhero movie.

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Crap. I forgot about that. Okay, not so great a date. :mellow:

 

I stand by what I said. I think it's great counter-programming to JL.

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I stand by what I said. I think it's great counter-programming to JL.

I agree with you, but JK will still really hurt it when it opens.

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I stand by what I said. I think it's great counter-programming to JL.

 

It could, or we could end up with a Hellboy 2 - TDK scenario where the audience overlap is just a bit too much.

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If I could only see one of them I'd pick this one.

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