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Title: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Nixorrell on 06/10/16, 03:01 PM
Is this joint worth seeing? It looks like it'll be visually impressive and alright if you're a Blizzard fan, but mediocre if you're not.
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Zonty on 06/10/16, 04:29 PM
Saw it last night. I enjoyed it but I can definitely see where some of the criticism comes from. Some of the camera work (cuts etc) just feels off.  To me it felt like there was a lot of stuff they don't explain about the lore/universe and you just have to accept that.

On the plus side all the Mage shit is amazing. Holy fuck I wish they would import that teleport animation into the game.
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Toma on 06/10/16, 09:19 PM
Worth a watch. I saw it last night. The first half of the movie feels rushed. There were some bad cuts like Zonty said, but it is an enjoyable movie.
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Zonty on 06/11/16, 01:31 AM
Interesting to note all the critics give it low scores but all the reviews from people that saw it average 8 or 9/10
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Solkanar on 06/11/16, 02:04 AM
I loved the movie.  BUT....if you don't know the lore or the characters stuff is not explained very well. Fel corruption was a HUGE part of it but its origins were never explained, a few mentions of demonic activity and they really never got into WHY medivh went crazy and opened the dark portal.

The CGI  was great and they did a good job of sticking to the lore ( except a few small things I wont ruin ) but I thought they made the movie flow better.

I think the critics hated it because , it really was hard to follow if you had no idea of the backstory.I ended up having to explain quite a bit to my wife and kids at dinner after wards. Something like lord of the rings , they did a much better job with the story and explaining things even if you never read the books. I think the movie would have been much better if it was 2 and a half hours instead of 2 and they didn't rush some parts and elaborated and explained some of the backstory. I really think they just squeezed too much into 2 hours.

All in all its a really good movie that was very enjoyable to watch if you know the lore behind Warcraft. Everyone  here does and will enjoy it a lot.
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Mistahmastah on 06/11/16, 08:25 AM
Tl:dr not enough exposition
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Girlfriend on 06/11/16, 01:20 PM
For a movie based off a video game it's one of those fantasy concepts that it just assumes the audience already understands.
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Nixorrell on 06/11/16, 02:06 PM
Interesting to note all the critics give it low scores but all the reviews from people that saw it average 8 or 9/10

these days tbh imho fam, that's how you know things are good -- just like with vidya games. I can't say I trust the "critics" a whole lot.
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Haseo on 06/11/16, 02:22 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/4llt7v/these_people_are_really_allowed_to_give_movie/

(http://i.imgur.com/X7llW1W.png)
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Jedrilm on 06/11/16, 05:38 PM
Gonna see it next week for the Australia release, none of you be cunts and ruin anything. I would say spoil anything but I do have an idea of what happens, just gonna refresh myself with the movie.
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Altair on 06/12/16, 07:35 PM
Solid 7.5. Lots of potential.
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Vaulkner on 06/14/16, 07:26 PM
Just got home from seeing it. Coming from a wow player and since I'm into the whole universe of what they showed, I thought it was pretty good. But I can definitely tell that if someone had no basic knowledge of the lore or the characters that they wouldn't have a clue as to what was going on.
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Nixorrell on 06/18/16, 02:07 PM
Just got back from seeing it. I found the movie quite visually impressive, and it was a treat to see some of the Warcraft universe in such sweet grafics. Non-players -- and maybe even those who didn't play RTS + Vanilla/TBC -- definitely wouldn't get as rich an experience.

That said, I've forgotten have the shit from the RTS games, etc., so it's time to go review some of Nobbel's lore vids.

P.S. not really the right time frame, but tfw no tauren :<
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Zebramints on 06/18/16, 06:15 PM
I finally got around to seeing it the other day as well. I feel that it would be almost impossible to do Warcraft justice on the big screen unless there were at least 1-2 movies to explain the background for people who didn't play the games. The biggest issues the movie had plot wise was not explaining why Draenor was dying, and why Medivh was corrupt. But you can't properly explain those points without needing to explain parts of the Warcraft origin story, the Lich King story arc, and War of the Ancients.

They did about as good of a job as they could all things considered.

Also what was up with that box? I don't remember that.
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Grund on 07/11/17, 02:59 AM
The movie seemed rushed to me, a bit of a money grab.
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Nechahira on 07/11/17, 08:21 AM
Holy thread necro batman!
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Altair on 07/11/17, 09:06 AM
Holy thread necro batman!

The people who apply here lately aren't really good at reading numbers much less pulling them
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Zonty on 07/11/17, 01:22 PM
The people who apply here lately aren't really good at reading numbers much less pulling them

Lol like this is in any way a new problem
Title: Re: Warcraft: The Movie: The Thread
Post by: Haseo on 07/12/17, 07:26 AM
Pressing buttons is hard, ok?