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    Might be the best time to do a Warcraft 2 movie

    If they keep it simple stick to the original plot and bring the charm of warcraft.

    Face it, classic stories, told well are killing at the box office vs all this subversive ultra woke, intersectional feminism crap a lot of movies are doing, or just plain bad story telling.

    Look at Maverick and Spiderman No way Home - people are crying for pure entertainment that's just good, and in fact are loving a classic tale that's about the story, not representation, which we dont care about if it is done well or it's not changing an IP's original to tick boxes and score social media and political advertising points ...a lot of studios seem to write off classics as cliche or somehow think themun desired because the Twitter crazies arent interested in anything but their sub culture stuff. This has resulted in the good classic now being the exception rather than the rule, and people love it so a good time to revisit a story like warcraft on the big screen imo.

    Warcraft we all know is not original in terms of story or plot, but it told simple stories well and had its charm

    What is its charm? The setting, the magic, Azeroth this hodge podge of pop fiction tropes all coexisting side by side and that was is actually original, despite many of the elements not being..

    The art and the fantasy is also quite appealing, and that is its charm.

    Tell a simple classic story well and show all the charm of your world and location and it will do well.

    Warcraft 1 veered too off the original, and didnt properly frame things, everything seemed rushed with focus too divided and too heavy on the monster orcs than relatable humans. Story should have been told mostly from the human perspective, which new viewers can relate to. This really makes WC2 and especially 3 quite the twist when you realise the orcs arent the monsters they appear.

    Tbh Wc1 needed an extra 30-45 mins, maybe even an hour, with more focus on Azeroth and Stormwind and it would have been much better . Starting by introducing and building up Stormwind, Medivh/Lane/Anduin Lother trio, the wife family etc.. show it's a cool place, good king, good guardian with something off, etc build a relationship for us and the humans, before doing the orcs and the set up there, especiallly before introducing the orc and Gul'Dan.


    But I think making the movie now would be the best time for a while what do you think?*
    Last edited by Mace; Today at 06:57 AM.

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    Given the heat that blizzard has been under lately, although it`s been bad PR, it`s still PR and if they went "full-send" and made a lich king movie with henry cavill as arthas, they could capitalise on that PR in a massive way.

    Personally i didnt hate the Warcraft movie, and lowkey hoping that they make more, but that might just be the nostalgia of seeing my all time most played/favorite game on the big screen

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    Any money invested in movie with live actors and CGI will be absolutely wasted.
    They tried it so many times and it fails 99% of the time.
    The only movie/series from video games can be only be good if are animated imho.
    Just make 2hours movie of something like Lords of War (from WoD) or Warbringers (from BFA) and i am happy.
    Riot masterpiece named Arcane could also be perfect starting point.
    Last edited by Mendzia; Today at 07:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendzia View Post
    Any money invested in movie with live actors and CGI will be absolutely wasted.
    They tried it so many times and it fails 99% of the time.
    The only movie/series from video games can be only be good if are animated imho.
    Just make 2hours movie of something like Lords of War (from WoD) or Warbringers (from BFA) and i am happy.
    Riot masterpiece named Arcane could also be perfect starting point.
    Bobby Kotick really wanted to enter Hollywood just like he wanted Overwatch League to be a traditional sports league like the NBA/NFL/NHL, and unfortunately Arcane isn't in theaters/traditional enough, so they won't go in that direction.
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