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Anyone else think Blizzard would make killer movies?

SerenesSerenes johnson city, TNPosts: 352Member

So I just watched the new SC2 Trailer! It felt like a movie trailer and realy good one at that? That trailer made me pre order the game! Anyone else think they would make killer movies?

 

 

http://www.mmo-champion.com/ (link to the movie)

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  • SquashedbugSquashedbug Undisclosed, QCPosts: 4Member

    Theyve made a bunch of tv show already.

  • sgelsgel HeraklionPosts: 1,081Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Serenes

    So I just watched the new SC2 Trailer! It felt like a movie trailer and realy good one at that? That trailer made me pre order the game! Anyone else think they would make killer movies?

     

    Heh you pre-ordered the game because of a cinematic?... nice one.. shame the game is boring as hell and you'll get bored with it in a couple of weeks max.

    It's years behind Company of Heroes strategy-wise..

     

    oh and it was a nice video... horrible face animation though... and blizzard is no more king of cinematics (their diablo2/wow era).... bioware is..... Deceived and Hope are the two best game animations I've seen

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  • catmaykatecatmaykate TokyoPosts: 45Member


    Originally posted by Squashedbug
    Theyve made a bunch of tv show already.



    Good one post wonder, made me lol ty

  • SerenesSerenes johnson city, TNPosts: 352Member

    I should have known better then say anything good about Blizzard. Starcraft is still played by Millions has world wide compatetions?

  • cshanorcshanor Huntsville, ALPosts: 64Member

    Yes, I believe Blizzard's movie making team is very talented. Love or hate WoW, I think they do a fine job with the opening movies for WoW and its expansions.

  • NephaeriusNephaerius Baltimore, MDPosts: 1,539Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Serenes

    So I just watched the new SC2 Trailer! It felt like a movie trailer and realy good one at that? That trailer made me pre order the game! Anyone else think they would make killer movies?

     

     

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/ (link to the movie)

    You bought that game over the cinematic?  Maybe you should have checked out some of the player feedback and reviews on the web.  I don't want to turn this into a thread debating the merits and flaws of SC2 so I will leave it at that.

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  • AconsarAconsar Narvon, PAPosts: 262Member

    Originally posted by Serenes

    I should have known better then say anything good about Blizzard. Starcraft is still played by Millions has world wide compatetions?

    All flash, no substance is the problem.  I enjoyed Starcraft and Diablo II thoroughly, but I wouldn't touch any Blizzard product now with a 10ft pole.  Especially with their account systems and possibly charging for battlenet, among other things.

  • SerenesSerenes johnson city, TNPosts: 352Member

    Ummm almost all of Blizzards game graphics are outdated and well just plain bad. the games like SC and Diablo 2 and even WoW are played for content and content alone I know I don't play it for its graphics.

  • TardcoreTardcore MinskPosts: 2,325Member

    Originally posted by Serenes

    I should have known better then say anything good about Blizzard.

    Yeah what the hell were you thinking?

    I consider myself to be a Blizzard hater these days but I have always been impressed with their cinematics. Since we have only ever seen short films such as cutscenes and game intros from them I'm not sure how good they would be with a full length feature film, but I imagine they could do a pretty decent job.

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,995Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Tardcore

    Originally posted by Serenes

    I should have known better then say anything good about Blizzard.

    Yeah what the hell were you thinking?

    I consider myself to be a Blizzard hater these days but I have always been impressed with their cinematics. Since we have only ever seen short films such as cutscenes and game intros from them I'm not sure how good they would be with a full length feature film, but I imagine they could do a pretty decent job.

    As long as they didn't let "Mr. T" star in it.  image

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  • LorgarnLorgarn SwedenPosts: 371Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Serenes

    Ummm almost all of Blizzards game graphics are outdated and well just plain bad. the games like SC and Diablo 2 and even WoW are played for content and content alone I know I don't play it for its graphics.

    What? I think you must've posted in the wrong thread. This is about their cinematics, not their graphics in-game.

  • SerenesSerenes johnson city, TNPosts: 352Member

    Originally posted by Lorgarn

    Originally posted by Serenes

    Ummm almost all of Blizzards game graphics are outdated and well just plain bad. the games like SC and Diablo 2 and even WoW are played for content and content alone I know I don't play it for its graphics.

    What? I think you must've posted in the wrong thread. This is about their cinematics, not their graphics in-game.

    You did not read the post above that did you? amazing how people miss the point of some post like this one.

    It was a response too the person above this post saying all flash no Substances I was making a point that Blizzards game only have substances because there games graphics suck....

  • VyavaVyava Lauderdale, MNPosts: 893Member

    No, game stories and sequences are entirely different than movies. What makes a good movie sequence would often seem dull in a game and what works in a game comes off and ridiculously overdone in a movie. it is quite similar to what makes a book amazing often  just not translating to a movie well.

    TLDR: Different mediums do different story aspects better than others, but crossing the book, movie and game mediums means something never quite works out right.

  • NephaeriusNephaerius Baltimore, MDPosts: 1,539Member Uncommon

    Isn't there a WoW movie already in the works?  I think Sam Raimi has signed on to direct and will probably be working on this film after he finishes up Oz: The Great and Powerful for Disney.  No set release date or anything, but it could hit by late 2011 early 2012.  Personally, I have no interest in seeing it whatsoever.

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  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by sgel

    Originally posted by Serenes

    So I just watched the new SC2 Trailer! It felt like a movie trailer and realy good one at that? That trailer made me pre order the game! Anyone else think they would make killer movies?

     

    Heh you pre-ordered the game because of a cinematic?... nice one.. shame the game is boring as hell and you'll get bored with it in a couple of weeks max.

    It's years behind Company of Heroes strategy-wise..

     

    oh and it was a nice video... horrible face animation though... and blizzard is no more king of cinematics (their diablo2/wow era).... bioware is..... Deceived and Hope are the two best game animations I've seen

     Company of heroes is a great game (if you dont count the last expansion).  But it still only has around 7,000 players online at peek time (world wide), SC1 still servers 100,000+ each day.  SC2 will do just the same, at peek the EU server had 8,000-10,000 beta testers online. 

    As to the differences between each game, CoH is slower paced than SC2 so they realy should not be compared, if you find no enjoyment or the pace too fast in SC1/2 then thats ok cus you have CoH, so go enjoy that.

    Some people also don't realise thats the trailer is half pre-rendered CGI and half in engine/game CGI.

  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAPosts: 4,205Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Nephaerius
    Isn't there a WoW movie already in the works?  I think Sam Raimi has signed on to direct and will probably be working on this film after he finishes up Oz: The Great and Powerful for Disney.  No set release date or anything, but it could hit by late 2011 early 2012.  Personally, I have no interest in seeing it whatsoever.

    Good, more room for me and everyone I know.

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  • djazzydjazzy louisville, COPosts: 3,578Member

    Originally posted by sgel

    Originally posted by Serenes

    So I just watched the new SC2 Trailer! It felt like a movie trailer and realy good one at that? That trailer made me pre order the game! Anyone else think they would make killer movies?

     

    Heh you pre-ordered the game because of a cinematic?... nice one.. shame the game is boring as hell and you'll get bored with it in a couple of weeks max.

    It's years behind Company of Heroes strategy-wise..

     

    oh and it was a nice video... horrible face animation though... and blizzard is no more king of cinematics (their diablo2/wow era).... bioware is..... Deceived and Hope are the two best game animations I've seen

     Bioware contracted out to a different company to make those cinematics. They were made by Blur Studios http://www.blur.com/

  • NovaKayneNovaKayne Houston, TXPosts: 743Member

    I think they have good stories.  I am not so sure they would make good movies.  Now if you give it to another studio to take their story and make them INTO movies I think they would roawk!

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  • loubanlouban KigaliPosts: 5Member

    Originally posted by NovaKayne

    I think they have good stories.  I am not so sure they would make good movies.  Now if you give it to another studio to take their story and make them INTO movies I think they would roawk!

    I agree with the good story lines. Also their cinematics are one of the best I know of. As for a movie, I don't want it to become totally hyped about then become a flop which is below everyones expectations.

  • BaffaBaffa BorasPosts: 37Member

    Name one really top of the charts movie based from a video game.

    One really bad example is Wing Commander, really cool cutscenes for a GAME but as a movie, wow, worst crap of the last century (or whever the movie was released..)

  • TazlorTazlor NYC, NYPosts: 864Member

    i could just imagine blizzard charging you $50 to watch the rest of the movie halfway through.

  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Leland, NCPosts: 3,275Member

    Movies? Nope. They make quality highly polished games for the masses. The stories are good for games but movies? Different beast and think you should do what your good at. Its like saying I bet Derek Jeter would make a great tennis player.

  • medmarijuanamedmarijuana new york, NYPosts: 282Member

    tbh. No, I don't.

     

    Also, I'm with the one guy, they would probably stop the movie half way and then tell you that there is an xpac that will be coming out and charge you 50 dollars to see it.

  • spankybusspankybus Orlando, FLPosts: 1,154Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by sgel

    Originally posted by Serenes

    So I just watched the new SC2 Trailer! It felt like a movie trailer and realy good one at that? That trailer made me pre order the game! Anyone else think they would make killer movies?

     

    Heh you pre-ordered the game because of a cinematic?... nice one.. shame the game is boring as hell and you'll get bored with it in a couple of weeks max.

    It's years behind Company of Heroes strategy-wise..

     

    oh and it was a nice video... horrible face animation though... and blizzard is no more king of cinematics (their diablo2/wow era).... bioware is..... Deceived and Hope are the two best game animations I've seen

    As far as cinematic's, 'Blur' Studios owns everyone.

     

    Remember,  great cinematics does not a great movie make. Remember, back when Squaresoft was riding high on its Final Fantasy Series, with insanely beautiful cinematics.  So much so, that they decided to make a movie...'Final Fantasy: th spirits within"

     

    It was a beautifully rendered disaster...They'd been spending years writing stories where the viewer has over 50 hours to do character exposition, story, etc....now they had to do it in less than 2 hours. Horrible dialog, Sotry wasn't bad, but it was just done all wrong.

     

    Now, if someone else with an excellent track-record for great movies, etc went to them and asked them to simply render them a movie....it probably would have a great flick!

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  • PapadamPapadam Tampa bay, FLPosts: 2,102Member

    Yea Blizzard should make a Starcraft movie by just copying Avatar and switch the blue guys for Protoss instead :p

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