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7/23/2009

Thoughts on the Warcraft movie

  At ComicCon today, has obviously announced that they are making a and that will direct it. Hmmhh… I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry to be honest. Don't get me wrong I'm all for good movies, of course, but in this case I just don't know what to think.
  I don't want to jump to conclusions and already condemn the project offhand like countless Warcraft fans do all over the Internet already, and I do not want to go all out saying 'This is going to be the best thing ever!' either, because I'm simply not sure it will be either. None of us does…
  However, I do have thoughts on the subject, and I constantly end up at the question Why does the world need a Warcraft movie? Don't get me wrong. , all of them, the strategy games as well as the MMO, but I just can't get over the why.
   in the traditional sense. If someone told me they were making a movie of 'Baldur's Gate' I would say, 'Hell yeah, great idea!' The problem with Warcraft is that since its origins the series has been using to create the thinnest of illusions of a story. With 'World of Warcraft' you got returning characters, but still , not even the fabled Lich King.
  There has in any of the Warcraft games either, that would have created a deep world anyone would care about. This is not Tolkien, my friends, these are the shallow marketing-department driven fantasies of a games company.
  As a result I keep asking myself, why? Sure you can make up a story in the World of Warcraft using the races and classes from the game, but ultimately I still keep asking, why? The answer is obvious, of course, as it is dissatisfying. Because - or so everyone hopes. My only hope is that Sam Raimi will do a better job than he did on those Spider-Man movies.








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