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Movies based on MMORPGs

AutemOxAutemOx Fullerton, CAPosts: 1,704Member

Ok guys, I think many of you know what I am talking about.  There is a movie in production based on a certain mmorpg that many of us around here don't care for (ME).  OK, so it would not be my first choice for a mmo based movie, but warcraft at least has lore with some memorable characters and if the movie is anything like blizzards CGI it will be great visual quality.  It is pretty cool to know that mmorpg's can rise to the level of being worth having a movie.

That being said, THIS MUST HAPPEN:


When I first saw the comic, I thought it was a cheap laugh.  But it somehow stuck with me and I keep seeing it again and again in my head.  

For starters, I was just thinking about a movie I enjoyed called Super 8.  You probably know of it as the spelberg throwback to old kid vs unseen scary monster movies.  Well I read somewhere that soon to be starwars director JJ Adams was also behind Super 8, and that was pretty reassuring for me as far as starwars goes, because Super 8 was a great throwback.

Then I was thinking, how in the world could a movie be made about WoW without sucking terribly??  Then I realized it...  WoW has always had a lot of pop culture references and pokes fun of itself a lot.  Why not make a throwback to fantasy stories like Narnia and the countless sci-fi channel movies about kids discovering magic, etc?  It really could work well as long as it does not take itself seriously, and it would be a fun twist on an otherwise mediocre video-game to movie.  It would be a great way for wow's movie to separate itself from other failed video-game to movies such as doom or tomb raider or who know what else I cant even remember them because they are so mediocre.

PS, lets be classy guys and not discuss if wow is a good game or not.  Instead talk about mmorpgs into movies, etc.

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  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member

    What about a massively multiplayer version of "The Neverending Story" ?



  • greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon

    Would the movie be something like this?

    30 minutes in, they stop the movie and tell you to continue you need to return with a popcorn from the concession stand, those with a small must sit up front, those who bought the largest can sit in the middle rows

    45 minutes in, they stop the movie again and 50 ushers come down the aisles smacking the popcorn out of the hands of people holding them saying - welcome to item decay

    60 minutes in, they tell you all to get up and pickup 10 pieces of popcorn on the floor and return it to the usher on the stage to continue

    I can't help but see it all in a Rocky Horror Picture Show way as needing interaction.

    P.S. Bastiaaaaaaaaan call my naaaaaaame.


  • DanitaKusorDanitaKusor AdelaidePosts: 549Member Uncommon
    It has always been my policy to avoid any movie based on a computer game... oh and any sequal of a movie that was made more than 10 years ago. That has served me well so far.

    The Enlightened take things Lightly

  • LauraFrostLauraFrost New York, NYPosts: 95Member


    The only game I still want to see as a movie is Monkey Island.


    Here's my cast :P

    Guybrush Threepwood: Jay Mohr

    Elaine: Anna Faris

    LeChuck: Geoffrey Rush

    Stan: Jim Carey

    Mojo Lady: Whoopi Goldberg

    Largo LeGrand: Jeffery Ross

    Cannibals: Sasha Cohen and Chris Rock

    Murray: A CGI skull same voice actor


    I would watch this movie even if it SUCKS. :P



  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,935Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DanitaKusor
    It has always been my policy to avoid any movie based on a computer game... oh and any sequal of a movie that was made more than 10 years ago. That has served me well so far.

    So I take it you haven't seen Bloodrayne, Bloodrayne 2, or Bloodrayne: The Third Reich?

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