Too early for me to speculate, but as a optimist I voted that it's going to be good.
It will be good
It will be.. meh..
It will tank, hard.
Seeing how cautious and careful Blizzard has been with getting it started, I imagine they would do everything they can to insure it doesn't blow.
Especially considering that it could act as a huge advertisement for WoW, gotta get dem subs back.
Blizzard has a lot to work against.
Video movies are considered bad by most nowadays, there really isn't any good live action video based movies out there. I ask you all to name one (it has to be live action).
Considering this premise, and considering world of warcraft is a pretty silly concept to begin with, with a storyline that cuts from other franchises, they are very hard pressed to try and appeal this to the movie going public, which is a completely different creature to the gaming community.
I think it will largely depend on the cast and how true it will stay to the franchise and the quantity of special effects and explosions.
I don't get how people can be "so-so" about this. It's a freaking Warcraft movie, the first one, for christ's sake. I've been expecting this since the days I was campaigning in Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos. Even if it sucks, it will still be worth watching, and going to the cinema for it. Unless you are into other types of games, then yes, this movie is not worth bothering for.
If they can manage to have 90% of the orcs without a hunch back, then I'd watch it AND enjoy it.
I'm not paying $ to watch the Hunchbacks of Notre Mmar.
In all seriousness, though. I don't think it'll break the mold, unless all of the writers were the story-board for TBC/WotLK. (It would explain why the story has gone down ab it. I like MoP, but I have to admit that like 40% of the main story is a bit cheesy. Like, Prince Anduin: PI every part and a half of the 5.1 alliance quests. I swear, those Royal Bodyguards must be some of the dumbest people in the world.) And the special effects... I hope they aren't cheesy as f.
So that's all I hope for in this movie: Brilliant script and story. And good special effects for them special moments.
Oh.. and no hunchbacks.
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Everything what Blizzard does is a major success but no one will admit it. Didnt Diablo III sold like 15 million times yet its the most hated game ever, just like WoW. But every franchise is a huge succes and so will the movie
the thing that needs to be said is that it is helmed by Duncan Jones. For those of you who are into arbritary numbers, his previous movies (Moon and Source Code) have Rotten Tomatoes scores of 89% and 92% respectively. He is a talented guy who seems to be very into the project. With the sucess of his previous movies he hasent whored himself out trying to pump out as many films as he can for money, perhaps he took up this project because he thinks he can pull it off.
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The Warcraft movie wont be good unless it has Jeremy Irons and one of the Wayans brothers as a wacky sidekick
Also it need to have a shit ton of CGI done very very badly
But tbh i dont give a shit about the warcraft movie Im just looking forward to The Asylums knock off version which will prolly be called World of Warfare LOL
IMO the Super mario brothers movie, although a disappointment for many, should be placed among the best movie adaptations, and is just as good as the tomb raider ones. I mean in no way that this is a good movie, but it was decent entertainment in itself, although it was not very connected with the super mario lore. You should set the lower tier to the Uwe Boll's movie adaptations instead. That shit reeks....
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I hope there's some humour in it... Man of Steel showed us that too much action can be a bad thing so the story must be decent. There's probably some perfect action to story ratio but I'm too lazy to find it out. Game of Thrones is way too much story which is why its quality is dropping. Top moments of last season: Khaleesi killed the slavemasters, that guy chopped off the other 2 guys' head and that wedding. All action, why were the scenes good? Because action is so rare...
I'm hoping it'll be good. At the very least, due to the sheer popularity of WoW and all of the former players, it will get a huge initial reception. Old WoW players will probably want to see the movie of the game that they played for years. Potential new players might see the movie before getting WoW. I mean, I'm wary of movie adaptions due to how they usually end up disappointing, but I'd REALLY like the Warcraft movie to be the exception to this.
Well, if they approach this like every other terrible thing Blizzard does - they will just offer in-game items for seeing their movie and then it will be a success! Hell, if they are in big trouble they will offer a new mount for seeing their movie and then it will be a blockbuster movie of the year. Just like their terrible card game.
All in all, I expect the Warcraft movie will have good writing and such, and a good premise...but it won't sell as good as we'd hope. The reason video game movies don't usually make it is because the "genre" doesn't really offer a wide appeal. Some do okay, due to the fact they have guns, babes, or zombies. Most that are a little more serious or linked in with the overall story of the game don't do well. They'd have to dumb it down for people who know nothing of WoW (which would annoy the hardcore fans) or keep it lore-heavy without explaining much (which would confuse people who know nothing about the series).
Who knows? It may be good. I'd like to be an optimist, but this one will be like all the other live-action movies of franchises that are usually animated or video games. Dragonball Evolution, anyone? >.>;
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Lol @ Chris Hemsworth as Thrall. Gosh... Cannot unsee. Also, the guy playing Varian (or supposedly one badass human) has been trained in arms by the same man who trained Christian Bale for The Dark Knight.
It's gonna be like Hobbit or LOTR. Can't be bad!