It's probably just me, but The Dark Knight to me was kind of..."meh".Originally Posted by Rob Pardo
And personally, I feel that out of their franchises, Starcraft would rather make the most perfect choice for a movie.
The standing out characters of Warcraft...never quite stood out.
I played Warcraft 3, and the story simply got on my nerves at some point.
I never felt any sympathy or identified myself with any of those involved.
And in Medivah's place, I'd sooner let myself be consumed by my progenitor's demonic blood and join the armies of the void to obliterate the world rather than assisting these self-centric egotestical deaf, blind fools, bunch of idiots.
But that's me.
Regardless, Starcraft (+BW) on the other hand and its characters made me very immersed in the story and I enjoy it very much and I played the single player missions to the fullest just to glean the dialogues and view the story as it unfolds and what's going to happen to these guys next (and Tassadar made me shed a tear, bite me!).
Not to mention the exquisite cinematics.
Somehow, I don't have much hope from this movie, would it ever be realized.
I honestly don't remember a single character from the Warcraft universe after having played all three RTS games and levelling a character to 70 in WoW. My memory may be shoddy, but that's good enough reason for me never to see this movie.
Show of solidarity: I thought the Dark Knight was totally "meh" too. Our kind gotta stick together!
I thought The Dark Knight was pretty meh, too... but that was before I had seen it in the theaters. The trailers didn't give me much and I honestly just thought a lot of the hype and great reviews was hyperbole.
I didn't give in to the hype, I actually waited many weeks before going to see it... but I was totally blown away by the film in the end! Best comics/superhero-based movie ever made, by far.
I'd love to see a well-made Warcraft movie. You meh fuckers are an odd bunch.
Nerd macho? I think my complaint is legitimate: basing a film on a less-than-compelling story arc with very few interesting characters seems like a bad idea. HOO-AH! Color me macho!
Yeah, but you also didn't start the discussion about it. :)
I agree that the WarCraft universe isn't that interesting. But thats largely irrelevant to the quality of the movie. I would have thought that a movie based on a ride at Disneyland would have been horrible, but Pirates of the Carribean was awesome. There are tons of examples of movies with interesting settings that aren't any good.
In the end the quality of the writer and the director outweigh everything else. If they do a good job them Im excited to see it. If they phone this in just to cash in on the WarCraft franchise, then Ill ignore it.
I suppose there are good characters somewhere in the Warcraft universe if they can be found. The lore is huge at this point so the thing will be to narrow down the tale to something specific and interesting. The most interesting story I'm aware of from Warcraft lore is the tale of Arthas's fall, but since that's pre "World of..." it's probably ineligible except as backstory -- also he's rather a larger-than-life personality, maybe not suitable for a standard movie protagonist. (He has similarities to Anakin Skywalker though...)
As for Dark Knight being meh, it's not just him. I know as many people who were unimpressed by it as loved it. For my part, I liked it well enough, though I'm not sure I see any connection between it and a future Warcraft movie (except in the general sense of "make it good"), as the subject matter and style and tone would (or at least should) be quite different.
I finally saw PoC. I didn't love it, but it's a fuck of a lot better than a movie based on a Disney ride has any business being. I put that mostly down to Terry Rossio, Ted Elliot, and Johnny Depp.I would have thought that a movie based on a ride at Disneyland would have been horrible, but Pirates of the Carribean was awesome.
I also noticed a weird parallel with Star Wars. Dirt dull hero*, dull-but-pretty heroine, interesting "rogue" sidekick who redeems the whole thing. (It might be debatable between him and Orlando which is the sidekick and which the hero, though.) No Chewbacca equivalent as far as I can tell, though. Also a decomposing Geoffrey Rush doesn't stand up well to Darth Vader.
*Admittedly, Luke got more interesting in the sequels.
I actually think the story of Grom Hellscream is more compelling than any other in the Warcraft universe, except possibly Arthas. (Arthas' Return remains my favorite Blizzard FMV ever.)
They should center the movie on Leeroy Jenkins.
Apparently Brandon Routh regularly checks in to see if there's any news on the movie cos he's desperate to play a character. Any character.
The fact that this movie will get made before a Warhammer movie makes me cry big geeky tears of bitterness and regret.
The Dark Knight was awesome, but Legendary also produced Beerfest, 10,000 BC and Lady in the Water. In almost all cases, you can't base a quality projection of a movie off the production company.... name a director, writer and some signed acting talent and then we'll talk about how exciting this news is...
The War of the Ancients books are great. I'd love to see them take on that story.
Arthas is the one they'll probably go with, though. It's tragic and compelling.
I've read the actual book. Most forced-into-background war ever.
I rather see a CGI movie done by Blizzard animation team then a half-assed live-action movie (see anything done by Uwe Boll).
How can any Warcraft movie be better than the World of Porncraft movie?
Didn't he also say they made Batman begins and Superman returns or godzilla comeback return begins or some other crappy failed movie?
I wouldn't mind a CGI movie either...but about Starcraft, or if not, in the least Diablo.
Warcraft is just...dead.
Last edited by Foxstab; 10-20-2008 at 09:43 AM.
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