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  1. #281
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    It wont end up bad, but it would be an average 6/10 movie no one cares about. In best case.

    It had a great potential, blizzard cinematics always were top notch.

    But they are not rendering it, they are just taking random actors, dressing them like cosplayers and making them play in front of the camera.
    So in worst case... we can get 2 hours of cosplay stupidity.

    I hope they won't change lore too much for this movie...

  2. #282
    Quote Originally Posted by Elim Garak View Post
    Mortal Kombat with Christopher Lambert and Street Fighter with Jean-Claude Van Dam were decent movies for their time.
    They were pop corn B movies just barely above straight to video. Street Fighter wasn't even that, it was a complete joke and everyone mocked it, just like Double Dragon the movie. Mortal Kombat was at least an attempt at making something better than Street Fighter's crap movie, but you had to have no knowledge of the actual lore behind Mortal Kombat to think it was a decent Mortal Kombat movie. That story was based on heated rivalries and transdimensional magic and demons, but they turned it into a glorified USA Network tv movie which was bred with a giant 90 minute music video, and it wasn't even a cool music video like Tarsem would have directed. The sequel just went straight to B movie video hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiana View Post
    It wont end up bad, but it would be an average 6/10 movie no one cares about. In best case.

    It had a great potential, blizzard cinematics always were top notch.

    But they are not rendering it, they are just taking random actors, dressing them like cosplayers and making them play in front of the camera.
    So in worst case... we can get 2 hours of cosplay stupidity.

    I hope they won't change lore too much for this movie...
    Because you say so? Yeah, Willow and Legend and the Lord of the Rings and Dragonslayer and Avatar and Star Wars were all just cosplay stupidity too I imagine.

    I would have loved a fully CGI animated movie, I think it's the natural niche for Warcraft, but if it has to be live action, this is pretty much the dream team one could assemble behind it. I'm just glad Sam Raimi with his overly sentimental sappy style is a million miles away from this project now. He should stick with Evil Dead movies.
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  3. #283
    Wait a minute.. is the movie being made based on the game or lore? Imo its pretty obvious that the movie will be a lot better if based on lore.

  4. #284
    Quote Originally Posted by MrApple View Post
    If it turns out to be as good as lotr ill be very pleased. Hell... even if it is half as good as lotr it will be a success.
    The movies are nothing alike beyond the most superficial of comparisons. This kind of rock, paper, scissors thinking is odd. Yeah, they're both epic fantasy, but this is basically something like Letters From Iwo Jima with a fantasy veneer. The integrity of the Lord of the Rings in it's realistic portrayal is a good thing to want to compare, but the stories and their pacing and their format is really nothing alike. Return of the King will sort of compare, but this isn't a story about pure evil against all that is good. This is a much more nuanced war movie.
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  5. #285
    I think mortal Kombat, and Street fighter are bad examples to use. for an example of BAD!

  6. #286
    Quote Originally Posted by Hb View Post
    Wait a minute.. is the movie being made based on the game or lore? Imo its pretty obvious that the movie will be a lot better if based on lore.
    The lore of Warcraft 1, which has plenty of room to be fleshed out.
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  7. #287
    Well, Blizzards cinematics are fucking amazing, so we can expect that kind of quality for the movie.

  8. #288
    I'm not positive about this movie. Simply based on the fact that I have yet to see a video game movie that doesn't suck.
    But of course I would be happy if they surprised me.

  9. #289
    Quote Originally Posted by Alceus View Post
    storywise it will be like lotr, peter jackson tweaked some bits in the movies
    duncan jones will do the same, but obv chris metzen will supervise it and make sure duncan doesn't wreck it

    the only thing i'm very afraid of is the cgi...many vieogame adapation movies have had very crappy cgi - too much fantasy and colors. I hope warcraft will have LOTR style magic - bordering 'realism.'
    and seeing as how bulky and 'non-human' orcs are, i hope they do their best to make warcraft orcs... warcraft orcs.


    the best thing i like the most is the two PoV's it will be focused on.
    ILM is in charge of the orcs, with veterans from Avatar working on the team as well. And the person who is overseeing and even participating actively in their designs? Glow Wei. Pretty much THE orc artist next to Samwise himself, while Samwise does more Don Bluth animation style, Wei realizes that style realistically with strong bold iconic poses and silhouettes with a perfect balance of detail and realism. And WOW is supposed to have the color palette of a crayola crayon box. They should not be changing the tone of the style for the movie into something it's never been.

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    It's going to be awesome. Go ahead and spread your hate while you can. This film is going to be more successful than anyone imagines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterpewn View Post
    I'm not positive about this movie. Simply based on the fact that I have yet to see a video game movie that doesn't suck.
    But of course I would be happy if they surprised me.
    Stop to consider why it is video game movies have always sucked. They don't just intrinsically suck because of a universal constant in the laws of physics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelxi View Post
    It is definitely not going to be epic like lord of the rings which is what they are going for. Lotr is serious with a lot of depth and careful fantasy with moments of humour, while WoW and Blizzard in general are corny, superficial and simple as hell with lame puns making up 90% of it's humor.

    I don't think it will be bad, but I doubt it will blow many people's mind! especially non-gamers.
    Not at all. WOW is very unique in that it has two simultaneous realities of a sort existing at the same time. There is the deadly serious world of the lore we see in the novels and the cinematics that you are completely ignoring here, and that ignorance is almost criminal. Somebody call the opinion police.
    Then there is the beyond the 4th wall pop culture joke aspect of WOW you see in the gameplay, with cartoony exaggerated caricatures of the actual serious world of the lore.

    I know it can be hard to grasp that both can exist in tandem while not overlapping, but it's always been this way.
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    I reckon people will over hype the movie as it gets nearer to it's release and when more details get released, and then everybody will be dissapointed. I hope that's not the case though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterpewn View Post
    I'm not positive about this movie. Simply based on the fact that I have yet to see a video game movie that doesn't suck.
    But of course I would be happy if they surprised me.
    Like what movies?

    They are not trying to milk out Warcraft because it's a big hype now.
    They are bringing out a movie that is based on the lore from a franchise that is over 2 decades old and has more stories/lore than almost any other IP.
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Try to boil everything down to a negative catch phrase all you want. We're still going to spend countless hours making Warlords of Draenor the most epic expansion possible.

  14. #294
    Quote Originally Posted by Icathian View Post
    That's probably Metzen's biggest inner desire.
    I love how Metzen practically invented every fucking character that is beloved in lore, but because he spent a little more time with one character than another he get's absolutely pigeon holed by you unreasonable and bitter lore junkies clinging to your own favorite underdogs like a Red Sox fan while you tout your little internet canards around.

    I don't love it, but that's passive aggression I guess. I should work on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salandrin View Post
    Think Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter live action movies.

    What do you think at this point?
    I actually liked those movies and the super mario bros movie even if they weren't true to the games.

    Its too early to tell but my guts telling me it won't be as good as the hellboy films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeraxis View Post
    It's fine and all that you liked the piece shit known as Doom but the majority, the large majority, did not. A lot of people go to a movie and expect some story nice visuals and decent acting. Just because you're entertained with the absence of those three doesn't mean most people will be. Oh and just because Warcraft is fantasy don't compare it to LotR that's akin to saying that Avatar: The Last Airbender was good because The Karate Kid, the original not the shitty remake, was a good movie.
    Obviously the large majority had played doom before.... do you remember how popular doom is? So their opinion is clouded by their knowledge of the universe.

    My knowledge also makes me hate many things in movies and games... but thats just how it goes.

    the doom movie demands a prequel to know why and how the scientists went to mars and how did they discover it...


    btw doom had nice visuals, some story and decent acting... thats what it was, you just said it, but it wasnt perfect or good... i never said it belongs in the good/perfect/best movie of the year-category, i just said i liked it... most certainly better than last airbender which only good thing was the occasional combat scenes.

    A movie doesnt have to rank top 5 in the world in your mind to make you like it... certainly not mine, i dont hate every movie that mainstream hates... i watch them and then say my opinions on them.
    Some people say that Matrix was a shitty movie trilogy... even after watching the reloaded in the cinema after i left the building i heard some kid say to his friend that it was bad. But they are reviewed very well in the mainstream.


    I like them all...just because i have open-mind doesnt mean i get entertained by movies like Atlantic Rim. (Honestly, go see it... its a shitty version of Pacific Rim)

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    Pretty sure it will be the bright, spectacular visual and sound delicious for eyes and ears.
    Listen the orchestral music for WoW. Its epic and give goosebumps. Without any doubts the moviemakers called the same orchestra to make soundtrack for the movie. It will be on par with LotR music, im sure.
    For CGI and Visual Style as was stated on Blizzcon there will be the cooperation between ILM specialists and the guys from Blizzard Visual Team, who make the cinematics. So about style, colors and special-effect i dont worry. These guys know what they should do.
    Costumes made by the "Avatar"-designer, so im sure there will be not shitty cosplay style. More details(photos of actors in armor and with weapon) we will get in January when the production start.
    Actors are good for roles in fantasy movie. I dont want to see Robert D.Jr, another comic books or some melodramatic famous actors here.

    As for the story... Lets pray for Duncan Jones who rewrite the script for himself. But at least, the Blizzard approved this script, so i have a good feelings about this movie.

    p.s. And please, dont compare filming of the epic fantasy series with many places, events and win characters from famous company with filming of some average games, which consist of one/two characters who shoot monsters or people, save the queen or beat each other. Its really sound silly.
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  18. #298
    I'm not optimistic.

    Personally not fond of the modern treatment of classic franchises. Was looking forward to the Batmans from Legendary, but was let down. Have my hopes up for Godzilla, but as awesome the potential it has, I'm realistic I won't care for it either. Seems like they all the a "blockbuster" treatment that ultimately robs the character from the franchise - making movies to appeal to the masses rather than the fan base, but one ultimately pays better than the other. That is one reason why I do hope Chris Metzen is very hands-on behind the scenes - or at least someone to make sure the movie is true to the character of the franchise - something I think many film makers struggle with.

  19. #299
    It's a movie made after a video game. My feeling that it's going to suck ass is about as strong as my feeling that the sun will rise tomorrow.

  20. #300
    It is completely impossible that the Warcraft movie will suck.

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