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WoW Moviewatch: Leeroy 10 - Nesingwary

Today's Moviewatch begins with a somewhat melancholy note. For two years now, we've been able to enjoy the stellar fun created by Herculean Productions. They have chronicled the ongoing adventures of Leeroy and his friends as he struggles to level up, explore Azeroth, and generally have a good time. A lot of these folks are busy working in college at the same time they make these movies, so Leeroy has clearly been a labor of love and devotion. Now, however, it seems like that time may come to an end. While I hate to see them go, I want to thank Herculean Productions for all their hard work. You'll always be one of my favorites.

Leeroy 10 - Nesingwary features the arrival of none other than the mad-man himself, Hemet Nesingwary. (His arrival was necessary and inevitable.) Meanwhile, Celeste and Silverglade continue to seek out more attractive, more powerful gear. They get sent down to old Stranglethorn Vale. I don't want to say too much about this video. But if you've been a Leeroy fan, make sure you don't miss it.

Again, thanks to Herculean for the great time. I hope you stay in touch.

Click here to see it yourself.


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WoW Moviewatch: Leeroy 7 - The Hunter's Mark


Warning: There are spoilers for the movie in this review.

It's only a few short days until BlizzCon, and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than a new release from Herculean Productions. Those fun loving folks have released Episode 7 of The Chronicles of Leeroy. This episode is specifically titled The Hunter's Mark.

Our noble Horde adventurers continue to get farmed by the evil Alliance rogue from last episode. Just when we think Leeroy and company will never reclaim their bodies, a heroic hunter arrives to save the day. The real punchline for that moment is, of course, the soundtrack. And I assure you -- I've not laughed so hard for some time. (Maybe it's the old fogey in me.) The new mage also makes an appearance, which gets me curious about where her subplot is going to go.

I continue to really love the Leeroy series. I can't express how much I love being reminded of the fun and community we should all share, and Herculean Productions does an outstanding job of doing just that.

Click here to check it out yourself.



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WoW Moviewatch: Leeroy 5 - For the Horde


Occasionally, we're reminded that WoW Moviewatch isn't just machinima. It can be live action movies, also. Today's film proves exactly that, because there's no way I could pass it up. Herculean Productions has released their new episode, Leeroy 5 - For the Horde.

I love this Leeroy as much as I loved Leeroy 4. They're having fun, and totally rocking out with their enjoyment of the game. The little gags and spoofs are done with a deep affection for the subect, and that translates into a bouyant film experience. The special effects are just enough to convey the game events they're describing, and the team uses creative angles to make the "inside" of an instance believable.

As a significant note, however, the predictable "Leeroy Jenkins" jokes finally made their way into the series. Considering the cultural history of Jenkins to WoW players, I found the references satisfying.

So, click here to check out Leeroy 5. You'll either thank me, or flame me. Either way, I think you'll have some fun with this movie.

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WoW Moviewatch: Leeroy 4 - The Wailing Caverns



Some movies are created using machinima -- finely honed in-game graphics, tuned to tell the author's story with sizzling detail. Others are creating using more traditional media, like hand-drawn art. And some, like Leeroy 4 - The Wailing Caverns, are created in Live Action, using nothing more than a pure sense of fun and obvious love of the game. It's the creation of Herculean Productions, and I've rarely had so much fun with a fan film.

The acting is over-the-top, scene chewing goodness. I like to think that even William Shatner would be proud of these boys. The story is simple enough to support this kind of shenanigan performance. In a quick summary, Leeroy is putting together a group to go to the Wailing Caverns. This is the LFG phase of that endeavour.

The costumes hit the right tone, in my opinion. If the clothes had been much fancier, then they'd be calling into the question the genre of the piece. This isn't meant to be high, Shakespearean art. It's supposed to be funny and tongue-in-cheek. You're not supposed to be gauging things like production values; you're supposed to be having the same kind of fun the actors are having.

My hat's off to Leeroy. This was great. Click here to go check it out yourself.

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