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WoW Moviewatch: A Warden's Demise

A Warden's Demise is the second installment in Karash's series about Maiev Shadowsong. The movie involves some deviation from strict WoW lore, but a little deviation is good in the name of art. Now for the fair warning -- this movie is long. It is perhaps one of the single longest machinima videos I've ever seen, clocking in at about 80 minutes long. With such a mammoth movie, I'll let the author's word speak for it:

Maiev goes to Northrend joining the fight against the Lich King. There, Maiev is not only confronted with the wild beasts of the northern wastelands, but also with a nightelf society, that is undergoing a radical change after ten thousand years of isolation from the rest of the world. Her personal conflicts with the high priestess Tyrande Whisperwind and the human highlord Bolvar Fordragon are threatening not only her own mission,but also the unity of the Alliance in the war effort against the undead threat.

This is a pretty good video, if you groove to the idea of a story-based machinima. The story feels a little slow in places, but Karash did a great job of keeping it going. Take the time to kick back with a cup of coffee and check it out. A Warden's Demise is a visually appealing video with an astounding amount of work. It's worth your time.

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WoW Moviewatch: Warden of Eternity

I'm not sure whether to call Warden of Eternity by Karash "high concept." It certainly fits some of the hallmarks of that idea, but I feel like the pacing might slightly miss the mark. However, in the very least, his epic machinima is firmly rooted in some of the most noble and recognizable lore offered by World of Warcraft. You should recognize Illidan and the dragon Aspects, in the very last. The movie was first created in Karash's native German, and it took him about a year to get subtitles created in English.

In my opinion, the "Warden of Eternity" is pretty dang well made. Its panning shots, use of characters, and chosen models are all strong. The voice actors did a good job. I actually really enjoyed the fact that it was in German, because that language really sounds right coming from dragons and epic characters. (Maybe it's the old Rammstein fan in me.)

I do, however, wish the pacing were a little faster. It drags on a tad. This gives you plenty of time to soak in the happenings and the scenery, but I don't need quite that much time. Overall, a very solid movie, and I hope Karash continues to make more.

[Via Warcraft Movies]

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