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  1. #301
    Look at the bright side: This movie couldn't possibly be worse than Wing Commander was for Origin.

    ...Right? .... Right?

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    I don't think it'll be an A list movie regardless of actors or budget. Warcraft already has a negative reputation to the general populace as a game for no-lifers, so I don't think it'll draw in huge crowds.

    But hopefully I'll be wrong. I hope the movie re-ignites that creative spark in the WoW developers and gives a boost of inspiration.

  3. #303
    Quote Originally Posted by stellvia View Post
    Look at the bright side: This movie couldn't possibly be worse than Wing Commander was for Origin.

    ...Right? .... Right?
    This movie will be a complete flop just like dragonball was I bet you any amount. I can feel it my bones. It will be a half arsed movie with a fragmented storyline. They are starting too far back in the story of warcraft so you can tell they don't plan on making many if any sequels. They could have used the arthas storyline and had a viable sequel easily.

  4. #304
    Quote Originally Posted by Woodgela View Post
    They are starting too far back in the story of warcraft so you can tell they don't plan on making many if any sequels. They could have used the arthas storyline and had a viable sequel easily.
    That makes no fucking sense at all

  5. #305
    Quote Originally Posted by Skragzilla View Post
    Yeah, no, this isn't going to fucking happen.

    "I played WoW for four months in like 2006 before I quit because there was nothing to do but raid, SO NOW WARCRAFT IS WIRED INTO MY MENTAL HARD DRIVE! MUST SEE NEW MOVIE WITH NO-NAME ACTORS!"

    Not likely. This is going to be a trainwreck that gets talked about for years. WoW's moment of pop culture relevance is years in the past.
    Nobody who ever liked WoW played it for 4 months...

    More like "I played WoW for 4 years at 4 hours a day between 2005 and 2009 and those 3D images are still burned on my mental hard disks".

    Those are many many millions in that case. Hell there are multi millions of dudes who played it for 9 years already on and off. We are not talking 200k players here, but 30 million spread over 10 years.

    I was anxious to see the movie of Lord of the Rings 30 years after I had read the books and I did't read them for 4 years at 4 hours a day ...

    See the difference ? Disregarding the extreme time put into hours of playing Azeroth in 3D hours by MILLIONS is a kind form of protection. WE were ALL hooked and most of us will never erase those moments.

    I am afraid that'a a reality for many many ex WoW players. Let alone the active ones.

    THIS was never a game you bought and shelved after 5 weeks for its 30 million fans throughout its history and believe me those 70 million others who dabbed in it will be lured in by the extreme hype too.

    Of course the movie will be hated by some idiots who made a life hobby by pissing on it, but those 1.234 Meracritic 0.0 guys will not prevent a huge blockbuster.

    I think Warcraft alone by its name and Lore has simply too many people interested to be ignored like Wingcommander etc ... AND add the rather obvious fact it ALREADY has a CONSISTENT 3D world burned in our brains. Something games like Lara Croft or Mario or Dungeons and Dragons etc never had.


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    Warcraft long passed its Glory? Hell it had 7.5 + million PAYING subscribers in 2013 and dominated every other PC game in revenue per year (more than 1 billion dollars) by a LONG shot. Not even LoL came close with a mere 620 million dollars.

    It was enough that Blizzard created a Warcraft card game in 2014 to blow away all other card games in one night. Just look at the daily iPad grossings as I type. Korea number two, Chine number one, Germany number 3 ... of ALL iPad APPS in daily grossings.

    For God's sake wake up: the Warcraft franchise is MASSIVE and grosses over 1 billion dollars per year with ease worldwide.

    And you are gonna say that it won't even gross 100 million dollars. LoL . With an acclaimed Director filming it? LOL...
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    As long it isn't gonna be some kind of sharktornado or a syfy production look a like

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    you cant compare things like FF7 or Nolan's movies to WoW budget wise...FF is a proven series, Nolan is...Nolan.

    Just as an example - when Justin Lin took over Fast & Furious, he was coming out of film school with 0 experience. so dont juts dismiss Duncan Jones. He did direct Source Code which was a bit extravagant, but still enjoyable.

    Warcraft's success depends a lot on making an accessible movie - they will probably put something very very small where wow geeks will freak out, but in general you want the audience to understand everything.

    What I would like to see is - statistically WoW has had over 100 million unique players(infographic released by blizzard). assuming 99% of these people have had an interest in the game, and have $20 for a ticket and popcorn, how strong would the opening weekend be? because if every single person that has played wow shows up during opening weekend/week, that would be insane to read about in the papers.

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    Something key to take from the teaser is that they didn't use the Warcraft logo for the movie title graphic. This will undoubtedly be in the vein of Transformers, Spirits Within, Wing Commander, Dungeons&Dragons and so many other franchise adaptations. It will only loosely be based on the source franchise in order to be able to sell it to the general public.

  9. #309
    Quote Originally Posted by stellvia View Post
    Something key to take from the teaser is that they didn't use the Warcraft logo for the movie title graphic. This will undoubtedly be in the vein of Transformers, Spirits Within, Wing Commander, Dungeons&Dragons and so many other franchise adaptations. It will only loosely be based on the source franchise in order to be able to sell it to the general public.
    That's not what everyone else said who saw the trailer. They were blown away by the realistic view of some Azeroth places. It just looked like they remembered it from the game. Like the thrown room.

    It surprises me that no copies made it outside of the preview room, but the few people who saw it were impressed with the CGI tuned sceneries.

    Present day technology is at the right point to make it happen. So it is quite clear scenes like Stormwinds Cathedral etc can be CGI recreated in an awesome way. Again those games you cited did NOT have a consistent open world play like Azeroth had over the past decade.

    What do you expect ? Some cardboard walls like a Star Trek episode from the 60's LOL ?

    The giant number of (ex) players who invested HUGE amount of their life time is there, the well known franchise is there, the consistent 3D open world of Azeroth is there, the Director is there, the Computer assisted technique is there.

    Like somebody said: the opening weekend alone will be a mind blowing revenue hit: 10 million spending 20 dollars to just see the movie they will be teased with for 1 full year.

    A LOT of people will return to play the game afterwards. I hope Blizzard is prepared by then. It could be a desperate year for Warcraft haters, nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodgela View Post
    They are starting too far back in the story of warcraft so you can tell they don't plan on making many if any sequels. They could have used the arthas storyline and had a viable sequel easily.
    No offense, but are you stupid? They're starting at the events of the first game so that if it is a success, the sequels will have a very obvious direction to take. Starting a potential franchise with a story line for WCIII is pointless, and will only please fans of the Arthas-related stuff. Also, the amount of exposition and boring narration would increase the film to 5 hours. Starting fresh during the FIRST War will gives the same experience people add when playing the game-Discovering a new world and learning all about these characters from the beginning.
    When Warcraft releases, the general public can enjoy it for being a new fantasy/sci-fi film, while Warcraft game fans can enjoy how they've brought the world to cinematic life, and can fangasm over their favourite lore characters in the flesh.
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  11. #311
    Quote Originally Posted by BenBos View Post
    Nobody who ever liked WoW played it for 4 months...
    Four months is probably a good guess really. Anyone I worked with who played it dropped it after a couple months, before getting into any part of the game WoW is recognized at succeeding at, and said they just didn't have the time for the game. For many people it was their first and last MMO, and it doesn't take years to figure out that an MMO won't fit your life style.

    The World of Warcraft is recognized more by it's South Park satire than by any real game play. Something anyone would know if they went outside and talked to people about it. If the movie tries to rely on it's game fan base to bring in cash it will fail hard. If it tries to bank on the lore and story found in the games it will drop like a stone. The movie needs to be good on it's own merit, that's the end of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klaps_05 View Post

    What I would like to see is - statistically WoW has had over 100 million unique players(infographic released by blizzard). assuming 99% of these people have had an interest in the game, and have $20 for a ticket and popcorn, how strong would the opening weekend be? because if every single person that has played wow shows up during opening weekend/week, that would be insane to read about in the papers.
    That would be great and i hate to belabor the point but why would the 93 million people who tried the game and did not like it or played it long enough to not like it rush the see the film? Would you go to see a film about a game you don't like? Since wow subs did not jump up tens of millions sub each year most of that 100 million would have been the free trial.

    I really hope the film does well but 100 million screaming fans rushing to see the film on the opening weekend is a pipe dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrugner View Post
    Four months is probably a good guess really. Anyone I worked with who played it dropped it after a couple months, before getting into any part of the game WoW is recognized at succeeding at, and said they just didn't have the time for the game. For many people it was their first and last MMO, and it doesn't take years to figure out that an MMO won't fit your life style.

    The World of Warcraft is recognized more by it's South Park satire than by any real game play. Something anyone would know if they went outside and talked to people about it. If the movie tries to rely on it's game fan base to bring in cash it will fail hard. If it tries to bank on the lore and story found in the games it will drop like a stone. The movie needs to be good on it's own merit, that's the end of it.
    Thank you. you are like the only sensible person in this whole thread. This movie won't suck because they are not using the warcraft OG logo or that they are not faithful to warcraft as an adaptation. This movie will suck if the script sucks, screenplay is lame, pace is awkward, or any other actual movie related problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didacticus Syntacticus View Post
    Yeah, like Ocean's Eleven and the two disastrous sequels Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen. Any idiot knows you can't have Brad Pitt and Matt Damon in the same movie.

    And need I mention the abject failure of "The Expendables."
    The oceans movies were good. You also have the valentines day, xmas eve movies with lots of big name actors. Batman series as well. It all depends on whether the actors/actresses can put their ego aside and really get into character for a movie.
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    This is gonna be like that Dragonball hollywood movie
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    Quote Originally Posted by geniebsmart View Post
    This is gonna be like that Dragonball hollywood movie
    I really doubt it. I believe the director, who also rewrote the script, is a fan of the games so he's going to be faithful, but probably add a few changes to have it appeal to non-Warcraft fans. Apparently one such change is that we will have currently unnamed Human and Orc characters who will most likely act as audience surrogates.

    Just have faith in the film-there are many talented people in the cast, and ILM is working on the CGI (among others).
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  17. #317
    Quote Originally Posted by Sigma View Post
    They told Uwe Boll to fuck off because he wanted to direct it.
    They wait 10 years before making it so they could get the right people.
    A Budget of over $100 Million
    Legendary Pictures who are behind
    • Latest Batman
    • 300
    • Watchmen
    • Inception
    • Pacific Rim
    • Man of Steel

    Amongst other Big blockbusters, so it is doubtful that this will turn into a turkey.
    Plenty of really expensive movies that ended up as Meh.

    Alien: Prometheus
    Thor: The Dark
    Ironman 3
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