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1-03-2011 @ 11:35AM
@XaosproI think you're wrong.Why was LotR such a massive hit (it was, just look at the revenue) and why will a WoW movie suceed??* It was built on a "geek fandom"; Tolkien (God rest him) is almost equal to World of Warcraft. Everyone has heard of WoW, if not played it. Almost everyone know some scrap of lore - or "game mechanic". WoW is, in fact, the MMO-age equivalent of Lord of the Rings. Even my parents have heard about WoW (before I told them).Peter Jackson made a right decision in going a completely novel way than Ralph Baksi had done. Baksi made a cartoon movie, it's great if you're stoned or drunk or don't have anything else to visualise your own image of Middle Earth with, but ... it's a crap movie. You're not supposed to Lol at Epic Movies (unless they're Evil Dead).I even have high hopes for "the Hobbit". :)* CGI is awesome, but only in its own context; in a game CGI is appropriate, main characters, environment, NPC's, comic sidekicks, extras - all that. In a movie, CGI is a helpful tool for both story and actors - but mostly story. It is a minority of the audience who relish the idea of a 120+ minutes of computerized emotions. You have to take in to accountall those who don't play WoW, who don't play computer - or consol games, who maybe even don't own a computer (but own a DVD player and will get sucked in by the promotion). Simply put: You can't make a Major Motion Picture for a small number of gamers; Uwe Boll, man ... Uwe Boll. He's tried it once, twice, over and over again.It's the human emotion on the silver screen that makes a motion picture worthwhile. The pores, the tears, the facial ticks - all th stuff we as humans do naturally without thinking, but tkaes hurs and hours of work for a CGI "actor". Check out Heavy Rain, for instance; very human yes, but they move as robots.Combine CGI with trained proffesional human actors and - well, Win. Not wipe. Skip the humanity and you Will Wipe.Actually, that last one should be a golden rule for both PuGs and raids ;)
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