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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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Iron man 3 and Thor have the best scores. Rest of them are pretty forgettable. 

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I've always enjoyed TIH's score.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, FilmBuff said:

Iron man 3 and Thor have the best scores. Rest of them are pretty forgettable. 

I like Captain America First Avenger most and by a pretty wide margin.

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5 hours ago, Arlborn said:

 

I guess you guys just have wildly different musical tastes from me.

 

Well that's opinions for you, I suppose. I just think TWS's score is absolutely grating first, personally, but more power to you for enjoying it. 

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45 minutes ago, ddddeeee said:

I've always enjoyed TIH's score.

 

 

 

Agreed.  It gives the film an emotional depth that sometimes doesn't quite come across in the theatrically released edit.  It's nice stuff, I think the Bruce/Betty themes are perfect in conveying their melancholy.  I've known Craig Armstrong's work for years, and he did some beautiful stuff with Baz Luhrmann, as well.  I also love Doyle's Thor score.  These are, to me, the two most beautiful and memorable 'scores' of the MCU so far. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Macleod said:

 

Agreed.  It gives the film an emotional depth that sometimes doesn't quite come across in the theatrically released edit.  It's nice stuff, I think the Bruce/Betty themes are perfect in conveying their melancholy.  I've known Craig Armstrong's work for years, and he did some beautiful stuff with Baz Luhrmann, as well.  I also love Doyle's Thor score.  These are, to me, the two most beautiful and memorable 'scores' of the MCU so far. 

 

 

Armstrong may not be the greatest, but he's certainly the most versatile, something that even creators considered great don't have in the slightest. 

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TIH, Thor and Elfman's contribution for AOU are all very nice.

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What have we learned today kids?

 

People have different musical tastes.

 

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Chadwick went to visit Ian Hopgood, a little boy battling terminal brain cancer today. His favorite superhero is Black Panther. 

 

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http://www.fox5atlanta.com/health/250677389-story

 

It's always so sad to see when kids having to go through the pain of fighting cancer. I hope Ian gets to live every day happily.

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On 4/26/2017 at 1:12 AM, Sam said:

Chadwick went to visit Ian Hopgood, a little boy battling terminal brain cancer today. His favorite superhero is Black Panther. 

 

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It's always so sad to see when kids having to go through the pain of fighting cancer. I hope Ian gets to live every day happily.

It's stories like these that warm my heart.

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This, Ant Man & the Wasp , and Captain Marvel are the three MCU films for which I just cannot wait. I hope that they all enjoy tremendous success.

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8 minutes ago, Cochofles said:

This, Ant Man & the Wasp , and Captain Marvel are the three MCU films for which I just cannot wait. I hope that they all enjoy tremendous success.

I'm very curious about the approach Marvel Studios will use after Wonder Woman. Extremely tough act to follow, and I don't expect to cross $100m like WW, unless they do something apeshit with her during Infinity War and the fourth Avengers film, and that's starting to look more and more like the best way to introduce her. Does Captain Marvel even has a release date? I don't remember anymore. I feel bad every time someone sings high praise for Ant Man because I just can't see it, but I will try to make a MCU marathon with friends by July and see if clicks. 

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10 minutes ago, iJackSparrow said:

I'm very curious about the approach Marvel Studios will use after Wonder Woman. Extremely tough act to follow, and I don't expect to cross $100m like WW, unless they do something apeshit with her during Infinity War and the fourth Avengers film, and that's starting to look more and more like the best way to introduce her. Does Captain Marvel even has a release date? I don't remember anymore. I feel bad every time someone sings high praise for Ant Man because I just can't see it, but I will try to make a MCU marathon with friends by July and see if clicks. 

For those brands, it should be... Wonder Woman is a bigger brand  than all three heroes by a lot. 

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Most Marvel scores are bad

 

This is a superhero movie that takes place on earth who uses tech and money for power. his suit is metal. 

 

Iron Man 3

https://youtu.be/aYKec-R8Nxw 

 

 

This is a movie about a god from another planet, takes place in space, uses science, costumes and setting is period esqe most the time, dude can fly and uses a hammer

 

Thor 2

https://youtu.be/Bd6F2UOjOI8

 

 

 

Yet both these scores are annoyingly the same. They are safe, nothing memorable, nothing transportive, its cookie cutter and off the shelf juiced up temp. 

 

You can't even tell them apart. 

 

 

*Not sure how to embed videos anymore.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Jay Hollywood said:

Most Marvel scores are bad

 

This is a superhero movie that takes place on earth who uses tech and money for power. his suit is metal. 

 

Iron Man 3

https://youtu.be/aYKec-R8Nxw 

 

 

This is a movie about a god from another planet, takes place in space, uses science, costumes and setting is period esqe most the time, dude can fly and uses a hammer

 

Thor 2

https://youtu.be/Bd6F2UOjOI8

 

 

 

Yet both these scores are annoyingly the same. They are safe, nothing memorable, nothing transportive, its cookie cutter and off the shelf juiced up temp. 

 

You can't even tell them apart. 

 

 

*Not sure how to embed videos anymore.

 

 

 

To be fair, the whole production of Thor2 sounds like it was a giant mess of confusion about where to go next, and how to do it...and the production ultimately securing an uninspiring director didn't help matters...so I don't blame the composer for being uninspired, either... but yes, there is a 'sameness' to many recent Hollywood scores, Marvel's included.

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Jay Hollywood said:

Most Marvel scores are bad

 

This is a superhero movie that takes place on earth who uses tech and money for power. his suit is metal. 

 

Iron Man 3

https://youtu.be/aYKec-R8Nxw 

 

 

This is a movie about a god from another planet, takes place in space, uses science, costumes and setting is period esqe most the time, dude can fly and uses a hammer

 

Thor 2

https://youtu.be/Bd6F2UOjOI8

 

 

 

Yet both these scores are annoyingly the same. They are safe, nothing memorable, nothing transportive, its cookie cutter and off the shelf juiced up temp. 

 

You can't even tell them apart. 

 

 

*Not sure how to embed videos anymore.

 

 

Got you dog.

 

 

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1 hour ago, iJackSparrow said:

I'm very curious about the approach Marvel Studios will use after Wonder Woman. Extremely tough act to follow, and I don't expect to cross $100m like WW, unless they do something apeshit with her during Infinity War and the fourth Avengers film, and that's starting to look more and more like the best way to introduce her. Does Captain Marvel even has a release date? I don't remember anymore. I feel bad every time someone sings high praise for Ant Man because I just can't see it, but I will try to make a MCU marathon with friends by July and see if clicks. 

 

Yeah, I bet that Captain Marvel will be given a meaty, buzzworthy debut in one of those megamovies, and hopefully, it will indeed create good buzz that leads to a great box office showing for her solo adventure.  I am keeping my fingers crossed!

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