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7-22-2009 @ 2:10PM
I know I posted this in the comments for the other entry, but it makes me giggle, so I'm throwing it up here, too. From Filmdrunk.com:---------------------Something tells me the movie will be more like the wrath of suck king, amirite? Haha, good one, Jay. Anyway, every video game movie so far has been tremendously sucky, but this time they’ve got an unquestionably huge-name game paired with an established, respected director. If this still ends up sucking, can we all agree that movies based on video games are a bad idea and stop attempting them forever? Haha, of course that’ll never happen, now get off my lawn.PS - Can you imagine a worse Comic-Con panel to be at than this one? “Excuse me, Mr. Raimi, but I think everyone here knows that although a skilled Warlock can counter a rogue with demonic circle or even shadowfury, trying to stop a feral druid on a berzerk is a fool’s errand.” (*thunderous applause*)
7-22-2009 @ 5:57PM
You do realize that the movie is going to be centered around the Warcraft universe (much the same way as the LotR movies), and not around World of Warcraft. This in itself lends to it not being a "video game" movie, and having it take on more of the lore aspect of the Warcraft universe, which would mean it is more of a "comic book" movie instead.That being said, I believe that I read somewhere (though i cannot remember where or when, so I cannot provide links) that the movie will be based pre-WoW, and look forward to the possibility of new lore being introduced....I can see it now...300 style battles and with LotR style CG...On a side note, I don't see Bruce Campbell playing Varian Wrynn...I would much rather see Bruce in a small cameo role as a rogue, and Ted Raimi as a warrior...hell, you could even name them Autolycus & Joxer.
7-22-2009 @ 6:55PM
You do realize that I was just posting a funny quote from a movie blog's humor writer, right?And are you seriously trying to incite a discussion on whether or not this can technically be called a "video game movie" based on which part of the relevent lore they plan to blah, blah, blah? Somehow, I think you proved his comic-con joke to be a frighteningly true portrait of the future...
7-22-2009 @ 8:22PM
what, you can tell a joke but he can't say it's not funny?
7-23-2009 @ 12:36AM
Sure he can. Let me know when he does.
7-23-2009 @ 9:09AM
Hey, comic-con or not (never been to one so I dunno why this is related to just that and not the online forums which usually are filled with such discussion) if the director/writer(s) aren't VERY strict on details from the warcraft lore, each mistake will be spotted almost immediately.For example, Dragonball: Evolution, Fox butchered that movies story so much that if you removed the names of the characters, it could have been an entirely different franchise/comic/show. Almost every aspect of the series they got wrong ((no Krillen?? Piccolo has no antennae, isn't green, and looks like a demon/vampire?? Goku in HIGH SCHOOL!?!?)) and because of it it was a major flop, and pulled from theaters across the country after not even 2 weeks of showing, also they haven't even advertised the DVD release on TV yet, that I've seen listed in the local movie rental place as being there next Tuesday.I know most movie producers go for the whole type of audience, but skimping on the whole plot and details you lose the 60 some percent of potential viewers, us.
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