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You think the WOW movie will be successful?

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  • HeraseHerase Member RarePosts: 993
    It will sell without a doubt, blizzard is known far and wide by gamers and non-gamers. You could probably say WoW to random people on the street and some will know of it.

    Will it be a great movie? No clue, could be another LOTR or a another Dragonball
  • reeereeereeereee Member UncommonPosts: 1,636
    Ashar1972 said:
    reeereee said:
    With the central event of the movie being the birth of green jesus and how he will save us all one day.   
    I think Green Moses is the more accurate metaphor. And the Orcs were noble at their heart until they fell for being duped by a corrupted Titan and his cronies. Redemption is a powerful force in our collective sotry-telling.
    Moses is more accurate for his Warcraft 3 days but by the time we get to Cataclysm and he is shooting down Deathwing with his lazer it seems less so.

    The orc redemption story arc is resolved many years in the future and if they undersell how bad the orcs are now then what exactly are they being redeemed from?
  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,180
    Albatroes said:
    Its not gonna do that well mainly because even though WoW is big in terms of MMORPG genre, its not really something ALOT of would people would have heard of. People who have heard of wow would go, sure, but honestly that's not enough money to really top any charts
    I'm willing to wager everyone knows at least one person that has played WoW. Also anyone who plays games, likely knows about WoW to some extent. Over half of America plays video games.
  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,182
    Aori said:
    Albatroes said:
    Its not gonna do that well mainly because even though WoW is big in terms of MMORPG genre, its not really something ALOT of would people would have heard of. People who have heard of wow would go, sure, but honestly that's not enough money to really top any charts
    I'm willing to wager everyone knows at least one person that has played WoW. Also anyone who plays games, likely knows about WoW to some extent. Over half of America plays video games.
    IMO, I feel the less non-gamers that know it's a video-game property the better, at least as far as the box office is concerned. That's a red-flag to a lot of people, game properties almost always tank at the box office (garner low interest from the non-gaming public).. "Videogame movie" is just synonymous with cheesy cash in for the most part.

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  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,180
    Distopia said:
    Aori said:
    Albatroes said:
    Its not gonna do that well mainly because even though WoW is big in terms of MMORPG genre, its not really something ALOT of would people would have heard of. People who have heard of wow would go, sure, but honestly that's not enough money to really top any charts
    I'm willing to wager everyone knows at least one person that has played WoW. Also anyone who plays games, likely knows about WoW to some extent. Over half of America plays video games.
    IMO, I feel the less non-gamers that know it's a video-game property the better, at least as far as the box office is concerned. That's a red-flag to a lot of people, game properties almost always tank at the box office (garner low interest from the non-gaming public).. "Videogame movie" is just synonymous with cheesy cash in for the most part.
    I don't disagree, video game movies don't have a great reputation overall. 
  • Righteous_RockRighteous_Rock Member RarePosts: 1,234
    the movie has big shoes to fill, lets just leave it at that.
  • NeblessNebless Member RarePosts: 1,471
    Not something I want to see (maybe when it comes on TV).  It'll depend on what else is out at the same time.

    laserit said:
    I also thought the last Conan movie was going to totally suck and was pleasantly surprised when I found it quite good. Although it still tanked in the box office.

    I'm with you on that.  For re-watch value I prefer the latest Conan movie.  

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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,967
    With over twentyone million views of their official trailer and mostly voted thumbs-up, I think they're do really good especially if the director didn't take himself to seriously and had some fun with it.

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  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Member EpicPosts: 1,956
    I think the movie is going to be complete garbage, but then again so were most of the Transformers films, and look how much money those made. Opening weekend alone will be enough to make the WoW film a financial success. There's always a chance more people share my opinion of it than not and the movie failing, but the odds of that happening are barely high enough to even be considered viable. 

    My best hope is that it'll end up being one of those 'so bad it's good' films. But I really doubt it. 

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  • Vaticider69Vaticider69 Member UncommonPosts: 35
    It will do well, but the cgi for the expansions looked better.

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,770
    It's going to be a success. Whether this means it's what some people think of as a good movie is another thing entirely.


  • josko9josko9 Member RarePosts: 577
    Well I consider a "huge success" any movie that breaks/will break $1 billion. So in that sense, I'd say only Superman v Batman and Civil War qualify.
    However those 2 movies were way way more hyped than anything else this year.

    As for Warcraft they spent $150mil on it, but I seriously don't see it breaking past $100mil. Warcraft movie will most definitively not make any profit.

    As to what impact it will make on WoW, that's another story. It might bring some players back (but they'll quickly realize why they left in the first place), or the movie will simply suck with reviews around 5/6 (which is the most likely outcome) and blizzard will alienate even the rest of it's fans.

    Seriously though, this is Blizzard's last attempt at saving WoW's dying population.
  • prizm1234prizm1234 Member UncommonPosts: 107
    even though i havent played WoW in like 5 years i am going to see it. I hope it does well enough that the sequels get at least to Northrend.

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  • GhavriggGhavrigg Member RarePosts: 1,308
    You'd have to be pretty delusional person to think the Warcraft movie won't be a success.
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505

    PS: so people critic the heavy use of CGI? How do you think one can create living orcs nowadays, with foam latex costumes? If the CGI is just half as good as the one from Avatar, it will be impressive. And it's Industrial Light and Magic who do the effects, that's already an assurance of quality.
    It depends on exactly what all they decide to use CGI for.  The Orcs would have been very hard to do (as involved in the movie as they are) without CGI, so I wouldn't consider it fair to critique that.  However, I would point to LotR's Uruk-hai as proof that you can do damn excellent Orc-like characters and armies without merely drawing them with a computer.  CGI should always be the last option.

    Animatronics and traditional special effects achieve a much better result in many areas due to simply having an actual physical mass on-screen that can be interacted with by actors and the environment.  And these effects, too, have come a very long way from Jurassic Park (which is still considered a great example of how much animatronics and non-computer generated special effects can elevate a movie beyond what merely copping out to CGI wholesale can achieve).

    So, if the use of CGI is so prevalent it sends a message that the director used it as an excuse to do less work, it'll deserve critique.  If they reserve it strictly for scenes that cannot be told with any other option, it'll deserve praise.  

    As an aside, I must be the only person in the world who saw Avatar as merely a CGI Pocahontas.  I'm still surprised Disney didn't do some saber-rattling when James Cameron released his "original" film.

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  • SlyLoKSlyLoK Member RarePosts: 2,698
    I think it will be great.
  • scorpex-xscorpex-x Member RarePosts: 1,030
    I hope it is.

    A lot of short sighted people are hating on it because it's wow or because of a fanboy mindset (my mmo is better than yours and I hate this by association), they fail to see that this might be the kick start the mmorpg market needs to infuse a ton of new players back into it and make the publishers take notice again.

  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,440
    More people are playing MMOs than ever before.
    I do not believe this movie will change the number of MMO players.
    The Overwatch Movie will be next if this is a hit. 

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  • PottedPlant22PottedPlant22 Member RarePosts: 800
    More people are playing MMOs than ever before.
    I do not believe this movie will change the number of MMO players.
    The Overwatch Movie will be next if this is a hit. 
    I would watch an Overwatch movie or TV series for that matter.
  • Phixion13Phixion13 Member UncommonPosts: 171
    Let's be real, Blizzard fans will eat anything so it will do "well"
  • VolgoreVolgore Member EpicPosts: 3,872
    How do we know that Blizzard will neither somehow inflate box office numbers or find a way to not publish them?

    It's not like both didn't happen in the past ;)

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  • GrimulaGrimula Member UncommonPosts: 644

    if the Main character was a Gnome female warrior who Kicked ass and Killed a lot of people


    Maybe this movie would do goooood


    I don't have much hope for this movie hahaha

  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    Volgore said:
    How do we know that Blizzard will neither somehow inflate box office numbers or find a way to not publish them?

    It's not like both didn't happen in the past ;)
    This is something that cannot be hidden or inflated.  Theatres are followed closely by a lot of eyes.  You can keep things quiet when it comes to video games but when it comes to films it cannot be hidden.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,514

    PS: so people critic the heavy use of CGI? How do you think one can create living orcs nowadays, with foam latex costumes? If the CGI is just half as good as the one from Avatar, it will be impressive. And it's Industrial Light and Magic who do the effects, that's already an assurance of quality.
    It depends on exactly what all they decide to use CGI for.  The Orcs would have been very hard to do (as involved in the movie as they are) without CGI, so I wouldn't consider it fair to critique that.  However, I would point to LotR's Uruk-hai as proof that you can do damn excellent Orc-like characters and armies without merely drawing them with a computer.  CGI should always be the last option.

    Animatronics and traditional special effects achieve a much better result in many areas due to simply having an actual physical mass on-screen that can be interacted with by actors and the environment.  And these effects, too, have come a very long way from Jurassic Park (which is still considered a great example of how much animatronics and non-computer generated special effects can elevate a movie beyond what merely copping out to CGI wholesale can achieve).

    So, if the use of CGI is so prevalent it sends a message that the director used it as an excuse to do less work, it'll deserve critique.  If they reserve it strictly for scenes that cannot be told with any other option, it'll deserve praise.  

    As an aside, I must be the only person in the world who saw Avatar as merely a CGI Pocahontas.  I'm still surprised Disney didn't do some saber-rattling when James Cameron released his "original" film.
    CGI is an incredibly deep and iffy subject.  You take something like Toy Story animation and it's pretty amazing.  However, when you are blending it with real actors and world, it can quickly become horrible and obvious.

    And, yeah, I'd much prefer actual orc makeup and costuming(such as in LOTR movies), to CGI.  But, it really depends on the type of characters you are going for.

    The Avatar characters were incredibly tall and had strange physiques, so even with real makeup and such, they still would have needed to use CGI.

    I'm not to up-to-date on the WC movie's requirements(are the orcs supposed to be massive giants or something?), but in general, any time you can use real effects over CGI, that's how it should be done.

    Really, with the budget they probably had for this film, there's no excuse for either being a problem.  They can afford the highest quality CGI, and they could have afforded full wardrobe and costuming for an entire orc army.
  • GestankfaustGestankfaust Member UncommonPosts: 1,989
    I didn't read a damn thing here....

    I think it shout do good. Cause I watch movies to be entertained.

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