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WoW Moviewatch: Quest: Impossible

Quest: Impossible is actually a few years old, but tipster Captain Guy suggested it for a re-watch. And since a new installment in the Tom Cruise vehicle has recently hit mainstream media, now's as good a time as any to take a look back at Quest: Impossible.

The premise of the video is fairly simple. A crack team of Horde agents is tasked with blowing up portions of Alliance territory, most notably Stormwind itself. They seem to do a fairly good job, though some of the visual narrative is a little confusing.

Quest: Impossible has a nice punch line at the end that explains why the Q:I team was sent in the first place. It's worth a laugh or two, although players who weren't around for world PvP in vanilla might need some translation. I'll leave that spoiler to commenters, since I don't want to ruin the joke here.

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WoW Moviewatch: Quest: Impossible


Quest: Impossible by Machini-Mations is a quick but effective piece. It's based on the Mission: Impossible music, of course, and uses the tropes and associations of that series to help inform its own characters' actions. I'm not sure if I'd call it parody or homage, but it's certainly somewhere along those veins. A tiny team of very effective Horde lay siege to the Alliance, with deadly and explosive results.

I think the strongest bit of the video is the punchline at the end, which I'll avoid recapping so as not to ruin the joke. While the overall film is fairly solid, I'm not sure if the action supports all five and a half minutes of the film. It seems to drag on a little bit. Then again, that's hardly a lot of time to ask, considering the immense amount of care and effort that clearly went into piecing together its action sequences.

Ultimately, it's a great video, and I look forward to seeing what Machini-Mation does next.

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