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Sam Raimi, of Spider-
Man, is making a movie based on World of Warcraft

Now I'm going to make a prediction here. Are you ready? Here it is...

It will be awful.

Well, it will be awful if it's actually set in the WoW universe. If it is about the Troglodytes who spend more time in the game than they do with the outside world? That might be entertaining. Heh.

Also, slight nerd knowledge here... If it's from the perspective of humanity and the alliance, the audience is going to unwittingly be cheering on the aggressive fascist faction who are pro-slavery (and pro-genocide against anyone who looks scary and isn't a willing slave). Those orcs, trolls, and minotaurs? Yeah, they're more peaceful and freedom loving faction. Ironic, no?

Frankly, I don't think a good WoW movie is possible. The story spans 3 single player games + 1 expansion, and an enormous MMO with 2 additional expansions. It's a massive story, not to mention the fact that it's quite cheesy with no main character. This is no Lord of the Rings.

So yeah, it's gonna be HORRIBLE!

Date: 2009-07-22 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't think it's necessarily fated to be awful, though that's quite likely. There is some good stuff in WoW lore that you could conceivably make a movie out of... Probably the best candidate being the fall of Arthas.

Date: 2009-07-22 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, if they pick something and run with it, it might work.

Fall of Arthas would work (though we'd have the most un-hollywood movie ever). The first war could work...

Date: 2009-07-22 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps Raimi and Uwe Boll could team up o make the WORST VIDEO GAME MOVIE EVAR.

Or perhaps this movie is actually going to be about WoW players and their plights, or some such lameness.

Date: 2009-07-22 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
When I read this, something inside me shriveled up and died. I'm not sure what. Ew.

Date: 2009-07-23 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...oh god.

Date: 2009-07-23 04:10 am (UTC)
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Could it be good? Sure. DooM could have been good, too, but it wasn't. Sam Raimi probably has more chance of making something basically watchable than most other directors.

I think they'd have to retcon or gloss over a lot of stuff just to set the context.

But yeah it'll probably suck.


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