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7-22-2009 @ 2:07PM
My hopes are that it will not just be Alliance-centric. If it is just "Orcs are bad" then I am going to be less interested.Also, Nelfs and Belfs must wear metal bikinis.
7-22-2009 @ 2:33PM
"Bikini mail? WTH is bikini mail?"Yeah, personally I want the Horde to be handled fairly and would have loved to see what the The Gamers guys could have done with this with an actual budget.
7-22-2009 @ 2:35PM
Im hoping the musical score will just be copied over from the game and they dont touch it or ignore it. WOTLK music is incredible and feels like a move whenever i have the sound on.Hollywood butchering the music will piss me off to no end.
7-22-2009 @ 3:36PM
You're not going to see the Horde handled fairly, or a film that's focused on the Horde.Why?Because all movie goers (despite personal delusions to the contrary) are human. And Hollywood, by and large, has stuck with the "humans are the heroes & non-humans are wrong/evil" in almost all fantasy & SF movies. They will stick with what they perceive the audience will identify with.Before you mention LOTR, please note that the hobbits were basically short farming-community humans and the elves were basically humans with pointy ears.
7-22-2009 @ 4:11PM
@Aruhgulah This is true. The Transformers movie is a perfect example of that. It all centered around Shia and Megan.
7-22-2009 @ 4:42PM
@mtsadowskiThis is very bad example.Transformers is a movie about robots. Hollywood gave us before good and bad robots (i.e. Terminator series as an example) so average movie goers can accept that robots can be good and evil. there is no dualism robots vs something else. Now in WoW we have Orcs, Trolls and even undead, all of them are stereotypical evil characters. I really doubt that producers would allow to change that and at the end we will have (according to previous statements) "kick ass human" who will be killing "evil orcs" with help of "noble night elves".Probably to make Horde players happy they will add one troll that will do something nice and main hero will have a moment of doubt thinking "maybe they are not that bad".
7-22-2009 @ 8:39PM
I agree with Narshe, I hope a lot of the music is at least recognisable from the game, even if its only to the extent of a few key themes popping up every so often (like how a tiny part of Crockett's Theme from the Miami Vice series could be heard briefly in the 2006 movie version) then I'll be happy... maybe.I also think it would make a far stronger storyline and more long-lasting, possibly even "respectable" (to outsider critics) movie if both horde and alliance were given equal opportunities to just show themselves for what they are in game, rather than just becomming hollywood stereotype good guys/bad guys.But yes, Nelfs and Belfs must have mail bikinis! And while we're at it, maybe we could also get an explanation of why Tauren females have boobs instead of udders :S
7-22-2009 @ 11:37PM
Unfortunately they already announced the movie is from the Alliance POV.Lost my $10 with that revelation. Even with Raimi directing I don't know how they'll keep the "Warcraft feel" without giving time to both sides.
7-23-2009 @ 11:28AM
Hollywood only makes humans good?How about ET? - Cheating a little, as it is seen through the eyes of a child, but still...The Day The Earth Stood Still?Starman?X-Men?Hellboy?Battle for Terra?Those are just what I can remember off the top of my head. I'm sure there are more.Personally, I think a movie that recognizes the evil in humans, and shows that not everything that's different is evil, would have much more of a message, than a typical treatise of humans versus the other (evil) guys.
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