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You think the WOW movie will be successful?

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  • HorusraHorusra Member EpicPosts: 4,408
    filmoret said:
    The movie looks like its focusing on the orc civil war that took place during warcraft 3.  I admit the girl doesn't have a good face for an orc.  But she could easily be considered a half-orc.
    I believe she is half-orc.
  • TalulaRoseTalulaRose Member RarePosts: 1,247
    If I enjoy it then its a success. MMO naysayers be damned.
  • cloudacvcloudacv Member UncommonPosts: 209
    A movie needs to make 3X the budget in ticket sales to break even. It's going to flop hard.
  • HorusraHorusra Member EpicPosts: 4,408
    cloudacv said:
    A movie needs to make 3X the budget in ticket sales to break even. It's going to flop hard.
    Then Batman vs. Superman is the biggest flop since movies began.
  • DKLondDKLond Member RarePosts: 2,273
    It looks pretty terrible to me, but then again - I tend to despise what Hollywood has become. The most popular movies are 90% spectacle and 10% blueprint scripts full of irrational characters and bad jokes.

    This movie looks like just another superhero movie with bad special effects.

    In my opinion, the only way to do a proper WoW movie would be 100% CGI - on or above the level of the best cutscene cinematics they've done for their games. Beyond that, it would be all about the script - and that's the tricky part. Most of WoW lore is a bit of a joke - and it's full of pop-culture nonsense. But if you take some of the best parts of WoW, like the Duskwood quest line, and write a quality script with quality characters around it - you might have something.

    But that's not how you get asses in seats these days.

    For that, you need marketing, spectacle and the elusive momentum of hype. If the special effects are better than what they look like in the trailer - and the script isn't quite as terrible as it seems - then maybe people will lap it up instead of laugh it out of town. It's quite uncertain, to me.
  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    I know its a little early but have the tickets been selling out anywhere?
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,851
    Looking at most video games created based on a movie. The vast majority of them straight up suck with few notable exceptions. This one is the other way around, but I imagine the same dynamic is going to apply here.

    You get a successful I.P. and someone else wants to make money off of that. Then the suits get involved. Things get changed. The finished product rarely ever lines up well with the original creator's concept for the IP. The exceptions to that where the IP Owner retains authority to say if the creation lines up with the IP. But in this case. Blizzard themselves cannot seem to keep the original IP straight anymore. How is a 3rd party movie producer going to make an epic story out of that?

    Well, it's certainly possible that someone "Gets it right" but I think this is going to be more about cashing in on a big name and not about creating an epic story and it will show.


  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,851
    Sector13 said:
    Knowing Blizzard they will just take the storyline from another popular movie and rehash it to fit their lore and Bliizard fans will go on about how its the best movie ever. 
    They could use Pocahontas......everyone else did.

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  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    Sector13 said:
    Knowing Blizzard they will just take the storyline from another popular movie and rehash it to fit their lore and Bliizard fans will go on about how its the best movie ever. 
    They could use Pocahontas......everyone else did.

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    Its Romeo and Juliet but with a good ending.  Worn out and over 10000x.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • AntiquatedAntiquated Member RarePosts: 1,415
    edited May 2016
    Judging solely by the trailer, it's going to blow.

    Note this is not an option of choice in the poll.

    "Sells a bunch of tickets, but nevertheless mightily sucks."
    -- Batman v Superman, anyone?
  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    Horusra said:
    cloudacv said:
    A movie needs to make 3X the budget in ticket sales to break even. It's going to flop hard.
    Then Batman vs. Superman is the biggest flop since movies began.

    waterworld.
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  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    waynejr2 said:
    Horusra said:
    cloudacv said:
    A movie needs to make 3X the budget in ticket sales to break even. It's going to flop hard.
    Then Batman vs. Superman is the biggest flop since movies began.

    waterworld.
    IDK lets take some other examples like Jurassic World and Gravity.  How many times can you let the dinosaurs out to eat people without it getting old?  I saw the first movie and I'm like Ok I saw that time to move on with my life.  And Gravity.....  Everyone that saw it said was great movie.  I'm like ok she float in space gets hole in suit in danger of dying.  Did I miss anything?  Examples of worn out movies with cliche plots and stories yet somehow people loved them anyways.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • DKLondDKLond Member RarePosts: 2,273
    Well, what do you know, I saw it - and it was quite good.

    Not exactly fantastic - but quite good, and a pleasant surprise. I think it will do good business - especially on bluray/DVD.

    I was wrong about the movie, what can I say.
  • DKLondDKLond Member RarePosts: 2,273
    DKLond said:
    Well, what do you know, I saw it - and it was quite good.

    Not exactly fantastic - but quite good, and a pleasant surprise. I think it will do good business - especially on bluray/DVD.

    I was wrong about the movie, what can I say.
    A real life friend saw it this week end, and said that the scenario was average and could certainly be confusing for a non-warcraft lore aware person, but the visuals are absolutely breathtaking. He told me it's definitely worth seeing on the big screen though.

    I'll go sometimes this week.
    I highly recommend the 3D version. I don't care for 3D, usually, but this is pretty much the only 3D movie I've seen that justifies the added cost.

    It's definitely a big-screen movie, if ever there was one.
  • CalkrowCalkrow Member UncommonPosts: 82
    edited May 2016
    DKLond said:
    I highly recommend the 3D version. I don't care for 3D, usually, but this is pretty much the only 3D movie I've seen that justifies the added cost.

    It's definitely a big-screen movie, if ever there was one.
    I saw it last night and really enjoyed the movie, for what it was.  I'd also agre that it was good in 3D on the big screen.
  • spidiispidii Member UncommonPosts: 143
    edited May 2016
    I think it will break even and not be well received critically.  I don't plan on seeing it in the theaters, at least based on what I've seen of it.
    I agree with this, it'll probably make it's money back but the critics will shit on it and I'm sure they will be right. That being said, I'm seeing it.
  • Little-BootLittle-Boot Member UncommonPosts: 158
    edited May 2016
    It look like a huge CGI clusterfuck- but then I'm probably not its target audience. 

    Having said that, I did like Moon. 
  • scorpex-xscorpex-x Member RarePosts: 1,030
    edited May 2016
    If it does well you will see Blizzard step up their movie making ambitions, Overatch, Starcraft and many others are all viable movies that could be made.

    I just hope mmo players don't fall into the tribal mindset where they think liking anything wow related is disloyal to their mmo title.  You see this way too much.

    If this movie tanks they will just go back to what they do best and call it a wash, which is sad because I'd love to see what they can do with an Overwatch movie.
  • Little-BootLittle-Boot Member UncommonPosts: 158
    I forgot to mention, you don't have my option available: -

    • I think it will be moderately successful at the box office, i.e. it will turn a small profit or break-even, 
    • I think it will be marginally above average-to-good with audiences (let's be honest the audiences for this sort of thing have few critical faculties, they lap up shit like Batman V Superman). 
    • I am not sure about the critics; I think there is a general positive feeling towards Duncan Jones, but I am not sure if that can save a huge messy, CGI, mindless, plotless, crap-fest from a critical mauling. It will probably come out middling. 
    But then again, maybe Duncan Jones will elevate the film above its thin material (no the WOW lore is not a good starting point for a movie), and create something watchable. And if he does, the hordes of idiots who like Transformers and Batman V Superman probably won't watch it cause it won't have enough computer generated explosions for them.  
     
  • king_reuxking_reux Member UncommonPosts: 2
    edited May 2016
    It's not a WoW (in reference to the mmo) movie though. It's specifically in reference to the Warcraft timeline.
  • DKLondDKLond Member RarePosts: 2,273
    I forgot to mention, you don't have my option available: -

    • I think it will be moderately successful at the box office, i.e. it will turn a small profit or break-even, 
    • I think it will be marginally above average-to-good with audiences (let's be honest the audiences for this sort of thing have few critical faculties, they lap up shit like Batman V Superman). 
    • I am not sure about the critics; I think there is a general positive feeling towards Duncan Jones, but I am not sure if that can save a huge messy, CGI, mindless, plotless, crap-fest from a critical mauling. It will probably come out middling. 
    But then again, maybe Duncan Jones will elevate the film above its thin material (no the WOW lore is not a good starting point for a movie), and create something watchable. And if he does, the hordes of idiots who like Transformers and Batman V Superman probably won't watch it cause it won't have enough computer generated explosions for them.  
     
    You haven't seen the movie, correct?
  • Little-BootLittle-Boot Member UncommonPosts: 158
    DKLond said:
    I forgot to mention, you don't have my option available: -

    • I think it will be moderately successful at the box office, i.e. it will turn a small profit or break-even, 
    • I think it will be marginally above average-to-good with audiences (let's be honest the audiences for this sort of thing have few critical faculties, they lap up shit like Batman V Superman). 
    • I am not sure about the critics; I think there is a general positive feeling towards Duncan Jones, but I am not sure if that can save a huge messy, CGI, mindless, plotless, crap-fest from a critical mauling. It will probably come out middling. 
    But then again, maybe Duncan Jones will elevate the film above its thin material (no the WOW lore is not a good starting point for a movie), and create something watchable. And if he does, the hordes of idiots who like Transformers and Batman V Superman probably won't watch it cause it won't have enough computer generated explosions for them.  
     
    You haven't seen the movie, correct?
    Correct, pure speculation. 
  • Righteous_RockRighteous_Rock Member RarePosts: 1,234
    When we say WoW, expectations jump though the roof. I just don't think the movie will live up to the hype. That comes from someone part of the group of gamers who aren't movie goers. I will watch this one, because I like Warcraft, but generally I don't watch tv or movies. I won't be surprised to see it flop, surpass expectations, or just be average though. I really have no guage for movies.
  • josko9josko9 Member RarePosts: 577
    edited May 2016
    I'm one of the "lucky" ones that has already seen the movie, and honestly it didn't justify the ticket price (6.50€ here). I would have rather torrented it. At least I'll know what to do if sequel ever comes. The reception at my cinema was also very poor, nearly nobody was impressed by it, even though Warcraft brought the most people.

    I mean the movie really isn't that bad, I've seen worse, however it's still very disappointing. I'd rate it at about 4.5/10, and that's coming from a Warcraft Lore fan. As for the "non-gamers" or people who don't know anything about Warcraft, this movie is pure garbage. 

    Mix between CGI and Action is very painfull. In some cases CGI is beautiful, in others it looks like it couldn't be worse. For example high elves look like barbie dolls, 95% of the orcs are copy-pasted and generic etc. Overall half of the time it feels like a cartoon, and the other half it looks like a very very cheap ripoff of GoT and Lotr.

    But the biggest letdown is probably the story and the pacing. It's just so easily forgetable. I've watched it in Thursday and I literally forgot nearly everything. I know that Blizzard's storytelling is terrible, but come on surely movie could have gotten a better one.
  • fivorothfivoroth Member UncommonPosts: 3,916
    edited May 2016
    I honestly don't know what to think. There is a lot of Blizzard fans who are going to see it. I know a lot of people who have never played Warcraft and are not gamers at all who are going to see it because it looks "cool".

    However, to be financially successful this movie needs to rake in a lot of money. Probably needs about $500m to break even. It has a massive budget.

    When I looked at the trailer, it looked incredible. At no point did it look cheap. Visually I am sure it will be amazing but the question is whether the story will hold up. But then again there are so many Blizzard fans that even if they are the only ones who see it, it may do well.

    If there is a game that can lead to a successful movie, it's Warcraft. There is not a single other game universe I can think of that has the pull of Warcraft.

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