I used to - but after BlizzCon, seeing how seriously they've taken the project and the fact that they have a competent director attached to the project... They might just be able to pull this off.
Originally Posted by DarkTZeratul
There's this concept called "fun." I know it's foreign to most of the people on this forum, but perhaps you should look into it; there's a school of thought that suggests it's integral to why people play games.
Examine this first:
Last Airbender, Dragon Ball Z, Street Fighter.
The Last Airbender could have been a fine movie. Nothing predisposed that film towards failure... until, that is, they handed it to Shamalamadingdong.
As for Street fighter (and Mortal Kombat)... It's a game about fighting. Not a game about moral decisions, or the overarching human condition... it's people beating one another up. The source material wasn't "rife with depth and complexity" to begin with. Hell, people often cite the Mario Movie as being a basis for how all Video Game movies should play out... what "base material" did they have to pull from, exactly? It's a game about stomping on the heads of turtles and smashing bricks to save a princess from a giant dragon-turtle. Same issue.
Warcraft has at least some source material and interesting characters to draw upon... I'm going to reserve my judgement until the film comes out. I don't have tremendously high hopes, but Duncan Jones... at least he's a competent director.
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