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10-03-2009 @ 1:16AM
I think blizzard making a warcraft themed movie is a great idea. There are many more people that watch movies than play video games (possibly) and even if not then lots of people who do not currently play warcraft will hear about the movie (even if it's just tv previews) and therefore hear about world of warcraft, probably inflating blizzards user count even more than any other form of advertising. Bonus points if the movie is good and/or a hit, since if it's popular more people will see it and think good things about warcraft.I think the movie should be very actiony, and kind of follow the flow of the game. All the actors should actually be ninjas, assuming you can get ninjas to act. Failing that at least have a good action choreographer and some consulting ninjas and or special forces military personnel, preferably expensive ones with high kill counts and lots of experience.The movie starts out with some of the lore (short and sweet, maybe some sexyness in it too) (well except for the short action before/during the credits, how about a random nameless medieval hero that does some damage with a sword, then gets killed. Then the credits start, and the movie starts with some lore-ish stuff about how there's a war.)After the obligatory lore, you start with questing-type action, some sort of lone warrior killing brainless animals. Then the hero teams up with some teammates (who occasionally die...permanantly, except for that one that gets rezzed once) and fights bigger, tougher CG bad guys in instance-like dungeons. The action factor increases at this point, although during the action there should be some subtle other emotions mixed in in a deep, complex way, particularly about the relationships between the fighters that they can't really explore because they're in combat but maybe they'll get to know each other better later but also they keep in mind that they might have to watch the person die at any arbitrary point. After fighting some CG bad guys, the heroic party of the movie fights a bunch of actual actors in a or some battlegrounds. This is more hectic and violent, and leads to the climax of the movie, where the hero's love interest dies and the hero turns evil or something, finish up with some lore (to cool down the audience before they leave) and wrap the whole thing up in an action packed 90 minutes. To keep the action from getting too heavy, throw in lots of witty references from the game into the movie in a comedic fasion, while keeping it focused on gnarly, blackhawk-down style medieval fantasy combat with a hint of romance and other genres and a bit of comedy.
10-03-2009 @ 5:39AM
I initially thought yours was another honest, naive, "here's how the movie should go" posts that usually make me just shake my head because their ideas are so cliche.You caught me by surprise. 10/10.
10-03-2009 @ 7:52AM
I only worry if they make it too much like the game the humor in the movie will be: Chuck Norris jokes.
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