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(HitFix)   'World of Warcraft' movie gets a director. Good News: He directed 'Moon.' Bad News: He directed 'Source Code.'   (hitfix.com ) divider line
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2013-01-30 10:15:50 PM  
What was wrong with Source Code? Plus, bonus points for being David Bowie's son.
 
2013-01-30 10:36:56 PM  
I play WoW. Have since vanilla, played Warcraft 2 & 3 (came too late to the show for 1), but I just can't see myself going to a Warcraft movie. I can't possibly see how they would make it interesting enough. Unless maybe they give me mounts and battle pets and achieves for proving it, but they'll save all that for the people who buy the DVD and they'll put codes in the boxes for redemption.
 
2013-01-31 12:22:37 AM  
Half the movie is going to be about mining, enchanting, skinning, etc.
 
2013-01-31 12:26:03 AM  

Joelogon: What was wrong with Source Code? Plus, bonus points for being David Bowie's son.


A movie with a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes is an obvious artistic failure.
 
2013-01-31 12:51:00 AM  

texdent: Half the movie is going to be about mining, enchanting, skinning, etc.


The other half will be people hurling racial slurs.
 
2013-01-31 12:57:50 AM  
I play a lot of WoW but why would I watch some movie based on a video game which is based on LOTR when I could just watch LOTR?
 
2013-01-31 01:36:14 AM  

usernameguy: texdent: Half the movie is going to be about mining, enchanting, skinning, etc.

The other half will be people hurling racial slurs.


I hope the entire movie is about pandas making beer.  MMORPG excitement doesn't get any better than pandas making beer.
 
2013-01-31 01:45:49 AM  
Subby is kind of a moron.  The mod who greened this epic fail of a troll attempt isn't far behind.
 
2013-01-31 03:01:12 AM  

syrynxx: usernameguy: texdent: Half the movie is going to be about mining, enchanting, skinning, etc.

The other half will be people hurling racial slurs.

I hope the entire movie is about pandas making beer.  MMORPG excitement doesn't get any better than pandas making beer.


and barrens chat
and four winds chat
and people biatching about galleon spawns
and people stealing their tags
and loots

oh god this movie will be so baddddddddddddddddddddd

on the other hand
does ANYONE remember the cut scenes from the end of Diablo 3?
those were epic on so many levels

so will the warcraft movie be dumb and geared for wow fanbois or epic geared toward humans
with wow just being the universe where the movie takes place

my guess is fanboi trash
too many BAD in jokes, voices, names, YAWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
 
2013-01-31 03:33:39 AM  
Didnt they make this already and call it avatar?
seriosly WoW sucks balls, DoTA ftw
 
2013-01-31 03:34:09 AM  
i've seen the opening credits. opps i mean levels 1-10.
 
2013-01-31 03:35:07 AM  
Um, Source Code was farking great.  And it sidestepped the entire "This is just like Quantum Leap!" thing by having Scott Bakula in it.  And saying "Oh Boy."

Be interesting to see what movies Subby likes.
 
2013-01-31 03:35:59 AM  
That it's taken this long for Blizzard to agree to a director is good news for those of us who would like to see quality when it's finally released. Then again, Blizzard is the same company who signs off on the horrible, downright awful stories and voice acting within their own games.
 
2013-01-31 03:42:39 AM  
This may have been exciting news when Wrath was out but I can't see many being hyped for this anymore. Especially since it is live action. It may look very stupid.
 
2013-01-31 03:46:51 AM  

Cucullen: DoTA ftw


Metagame: the genre
 
2013-01-31 03:47:41 AM  

carnifex2005: This may have been exciting news when Wrath was out but I can't see many being hyped for this anymore. Especially since it is live action. It may look very stupid.


LotR did okay.
 
2013-01-31 03:50:48 AM  
ever since I got windows 8, I am further losing touch with fark
 
2013-01-31 03:52:50 AM  
There's no other details so far.. so it could be the story of Warcraft III rather than WoW.  I've noticed that most of the published novels concentrate on characters from that, like Tyrande, Malfurion, Jaina, Thrall, and so forth, many of which haven't been doing a lot in WoW.

WoW's storytelling is getting more detailed lately, with Scenarios telling a few.  I'll just say that Garrosh is looking to the Mogu as role models, bad as they are.. and he tries to have Vol'jin killed.
 
2013-01-31 03:56:29 AM  
They made a couple of decent (in not aweful) Final Fantasy movies. I think they can pull it off.
 
2013-01-31 04:08:14 AM  
Who're you guys kidding? This is gonna suck like every other videogame movie.
 
2013-01-31 04:13:21 AM  
Source Code was great, even though I feel bad for the guy Jake Gyllenhaal wipes out of existence at the end.
 
2013-01-31 04:23:59 AM  
I wonder who they'll cast as Jaina Proudmore.. perhaps Gwyneth Paltrow could have done it, 10 years ago.. but it would probably be best with little known actors.
 
2013-01-31 04:28:25 AM  
Given how much time Duncan Jones devotes to tweeting about video games, this is probably a good choice of director. Also, Moon was the best sci-fi movie in years.
 
2013-01-31 04:34:24 AM  
Source code is amazing as long as you turn it off about 10 minutes before the end so you get a nice bittersweet ending instead of a ludicrous ultra-mega-happy ending.
 
2013-01-31 04:41:57 AM  
As has been mentioned multiple times, there was nothing horribly wrong with Source Code, while Moon was positively astonishing given it's budget.

I'd see this just to see what he does with the source material, and I never even played WOW once.
 
2013-01-31 05:01:38 AM  
You know how Eddie Murphy had those awful movies where he starred as everyone, except wearing wigs and shiat?

It will be like that, except with Chris Metzen.
 
2013-01-31 05:04:54 AM  

spamdog: You know how Eddie Murphy had those awful movies where he starred as everyone, except wearing wigs and shiat?

It will be like that, except with Chris Metzen.


Ha!
 
2013-01-31 05:06:31 AM  
Moon was tits. That is all.
 
2013-01-31 05:29:12 AM  
Looks like IMDB gave Moon an 8.0 rating, Source Code got a 7.5.
 
2013-01-31 05:31:33 AM  
What a troll of a headline. Source Code may not have been as good as Moon, but it hardly sucked. And for what Hollywood tends to churn out for sci-fi, it was fantastic.

I've got nothing but respect for Jones, but I can't see this film as being anything other than a payday and a flop. Hopefully he surprises me, but I'm not counting on it.
 
2013-01-31 05:40:24 AM  

Old enough to know better: Who're you guys kidding? This is gonna suck like every other videogame movie.


Yup.  There hasn't been one single movie based on a video game that has been any good.

NOT ONE.

And it's not like Hollywood hasn't been trying.  They've made dozens of movies based on video games, and every single last one, without exception, has ranged from terrible to just below average.

I'm not trolling or being sarcastic.  If you like "Tomb Raider" of "Final Fantasy", that's fine, but those are the <i>best</i> video game movies that Hollywood has had to offer.  That pretty much says it all.

Which doesn't mean Jones can't make the first good one.  Someone has to be first.  But given the general track record so far, I won't hold my breath.
 
2013-01-31 05:42:23 AM  
Maybe he can get his dad in it as some manner of Goblin King.
 
2013-01-31 05:43:48 AM  
MOP is bad and you should feel bad.

RIFT is a better game.
 
2013-01-31 06:08:27 AM  
Its not a proper video game movie unless Uwe Bolle is directing, that is all.
 
2013-01-31 06:12:20 AM  
I stopped playing Wow two years ago. Rarely do I get the itch any more. I just couldn't justify spending that money every month when there were so many other things I wanted to do with that money.
 
2013-01-31 06:31:26 AM  

karmachameleon: Old enough to know better: Who're you guys kidding? This is gonna suck like every other videogame movie.

Yup.  There hasn't been one single movie based on a video game that has been any good.

NOT ONE.

And it's not like Hollywood hasn't been trying.  They've made dozens of movies based on video games, and every single last one, without exception, has ranged from terrible to just below average.

I'm not trolling or being sarcastic.  If you like "Tomb Raider" of "Final Fantasy", that's fine, but those are the <i>best</i> video game movies that Hollywood has had to offer.  That pretty much says it all.

Which doesn't mean Jones can't make the first good one.  Someone has to be first.  But given the general track record so far, I won't hold my breath.


Mortal Kombat was entertainingly good. Not artistic, but fun.
 
2013-01-31 06:44:15 AM  
Will it have a dance scene?

25.media.tumblr.com images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-31 06:45:55 AM  

usernameguy: texdent: Half the movie is going to be about mining, enchanting, skinning, etc.

The other half will be people hurling racial slurs.


Surely some percentage will be Chuck Norris jokes, right?  Because those NEVER get old.
 
2013-01-31 06:47:38 AM  

Bontesla: I stopped playing Wow two years ago. Rarely do I get the itch any more. I just couldn't justify spending that money every month when there were so many other things I wanted to do with that money.


If $12 or $15 bucks a month is breaking your entertainment budget, you have bigger problems than liking WoW.

Be honest.
 
2013-01-31 06:50:00 AM  

Shadowknight: usernameguy: texdent: Half the movie is going to be about mining, enchanting, skinning, etc.

The other half will be people hurling racial slurs.

Surely some percentage will be Chuck Norris jokes, right?  Because those NEVER get old.


I'd be like 'Who's this human Alliance scum?'
 
2013-01-31 07:01:54 AM  

xaks: Bontesla: I stopped playing Wow two years ago. Rarely do I get the itch any more. I just couldn't justify spending that money every month when there were so many other things I wanted to do with that money.

If $12 or $15 bucks a month is breaking your entertainment budget, you have bigger problems than liking WoW.

Be honest.


I played for about nine months back in...  2006?  Somewhere in there.  I always loved the Warcraft games based on story and methos alone.  I mean, going online revealed that Blizzard created 10k years of backstory to go with everything in this universe.  

And by chance I kind of shot up in the ranks of a progression guild.  It was right before Nax first started coming out.  I made a name for myself on a server as a healer, a druid that actually enjoyed healing and was damn good at it.  So I got recruited, geared up rather quick, and next thing I know I was on one of the premier guild schedules and pushing every new zone as soon as it came out.  

But it got to be too much.  I mean, I had a schedule to keep if I wanted to progress, and as a healer I wasn't easily replaced.  So I kept signing on, night after night, until the wife was rightfully getting pissed at me.  I realized that my addictive personality was probably not a good combo with this kind of game, and realized that I really wasn't enjoying it anymore.  I was farming during the day for all the stuff I would need for the raid that night.  When I signed on after the kid went to bed, I saw my wife dropping dirty looks.  

When I sat down one night, I let out a resigned sigh and realized this is how I felt when I was getting ready to go to work at the last job I hated.  I was paying to do a job that I didn't even like.  So, I told the guys that I was going to do one last night (they were good folk, didn't want to leave them down a healer just because I had a crisis) and told them to find a replacement.  After the raid, I sold all items I could, gave all the gold and items I could away from all my characters, deleted them, and canceled my account.  I burned every bridge I could on that one.  

Haven't played since right before Burning Crusade came out, nor have a played any other MMO on the market.  It's not money, I just don't think I can trust myself around them.

/long rant
 
2013-01-31 07:02:36 AM  

karmachameleon: I'm not trolling or being sarcastic.  If you like "Tomb Raider" of "Final Fantasy", that's fine, but those are the <i>best</i> video game movies that Hollywood has had to offer.


"Final Fantasy"  was really only game-related in title. "Silent Hill" was not bad from a pure spooky movie aspect. I hadn't played the game at all, but the movie built up a fascinating environment. I had the air raid siren from there as my ring tone for a bit.
 
2013-01-31 07:11:02 AM  

Shadowknight: Haven't played since right before Burning Crusade came out, nor have a played any other MMO on the market.  It's not money, I just don't think I can trust myself around them.


I remember being one warlock in the old 40 man raids, where 5 of each class was expected.  But I've not done that in a long, long time, and I'm still in the game.  Not raiding, partly because people like to raid in the evenings, and I sleep then, with my 3rd shift job.  There's a Raid Finder system to get in, without a guild, though I've not tried it yet.  I have pretty much every class and spec, save for the new Monk class, so I'm just easing into Heroic dungeons in the last expansion, and hoping they're not as nasty as the Cataclysm ones were.
 
2013-01-31 07:13:10 AM  

GameSprocket: karmachameleon: I'm not trolling or being sarcastic.  If you like "Tomb Raider" of "Final Fantasy", that's fine, but those are the <i>best</i> video game movies that Hollywood has had to offer.

"Final Fantasy"  was really only game-related in title. "Silent Hill" was not bad from a pure spooky movie aspect. I hadn't played the game at all, but the movie built up a fascinating environment. I had the air raid siren from there as my ring tone for a bit.


Assuming you mean "Spirits Within"...it's just as related to Final Fantasy as any other Final Fantasy game is related to the others (aside from X2 and XIII-2).  FF games haven't exactly had a lot in common with eachother lately, aside from the title and a character named Cid.
 
2013-01-31 07:14:14 AM  

syrynxx: I hope the entire movie is about pandas making beer. MMORPG excitement doesn't get any better than pandas making beer.


No, no, Kung Fu Panda is a different movie. And it's "noodles."
 
2013-01-31 07:15:43 AM  

Bontesla: I stopped playing Wow two years ago. Rarely do I get the itch any more. I just couldn't justify spending that money every month when there were so many other things I wanted to do with that money.


yah bro I feel you...like a soda every other day..or one movie ticket or 4 gallons of gas

It's so nice to free up that $180 a year, let me tell you...
 
2013-01-31 07:23:20 AM  

Shadowknight: When I sat down one night, I let out a resigned sigh and realized this is how I felt when I was getting ready to go to work at the last job I hated. I was paying to do a job that I didn't even like.


Exactly why I stopped playing any kind of MMO. The first time some guild member tried chewing us out by saying, "You all need to be taking this more seriously!!!" I was done.
 
2013-01-31 07:24:00 AM  
Starring Leroy Jenkins!?

I might pay to see that.
 
2013-01-31 07:24:11 AM  
I heard Sylvanas is a biatch.
 
2013-01-31 07:27:33 AM  

tbhouston: It's so nice to free up that $180 a year, let me tell you...


Especially when you can play League of Legends for free.
 
2013-01-31 07:36:26 AM  

gilatrout: Starring Leroy Jenkins!?

I might pay to see that.


You and me both know that this pile of celluloid dogshiat will have a "Leroy Jenkins" joke in it, somewhere.
 
2013-01-31 07:37:59 AM  

jso2897: gilatrout: Starring Leroy Jenkins!?

I might pay to see that.

You and me both know that this pile of celluloid dogshiat will have a "Leroy Jenkins" joke in it, somewhere.


I suspect a live action movie would treat death a little less casually.. or at least, they'd better.
 
2013-01-31 07:50:49 AM  
Count me in as Source Code being awesome. Loved that movie.

/NEW Fark controls in the reply box??
//BLARRGRGHHH!!!!! CHANGE BAD
 
2013-01-31 07:57:02 AM  
Will there be two jive talking characters?
 
2013-01-31 08:00:30 AM  
The Epic Story of oppressed orc peons in their quest for economic justice:

OCCUPY GREG STREET

They were promised a pony.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Why you hitting me? Me not that kind of orc. Something need doing? OK ready to work. Zug zug.
 
2013-01-31 08:05:49 AM  
World of Warcraft?  MOVIE!??

STOP IT!!!

*biatchslaps Hollywood*
 
2013-01-31 08:08:40 AM  
Subby got that reversed.

/moon sucked
//there, I said it
 
2013-01-31 08:10:34 AM  
To be fair, he's a gamer. If anyone has to be trusted with this movie, he's not a bad choice. I really hope it doesn't suck donkey balls.
 
2013-01-31 08:25:37 AM  

xanadian: World of Warcraft?  MOVIE!??

STOP IT!!!

*biatchslaps Hollywood*


It says 'Warcraft', so I'm thinking older material, Warcraft III most likely.  The corruption of Prince Arthas, rise of Thrall as Warchief, and the races coming together at the Battle of Mt. Hyjal would make a pretty good movie.. so I HOPE that's what they're doing.  WoW is too vast, really.
 
kab
2013-01-31 08:30:42 AM  
Nothing wrong with Source Code, it was a decent flick.

There's plenty of good material to draw from for a Warcraft flick, but I suspect that making it live action is a big big mistake.
 
2013-01-31 08:33:56 AM  
WoW pissed me off so much.  If you send me to kill dragons to get dragon brains, every dragon should drop a brain.  Not a sword. Not leather pants.  A brain.
 
2013-01-31 08:34:29 AM  

Crudbucket: Source Code was great, even though I feel bad for the guy Jake Gyllenhaal wipes out of existence at the end.


technically that guy would be dead anyways.  Don't feel too bad.

Came here to say SC was a pleasant sci fi twist surprise.
 
2013-01-31 08:34:39 AM  
I'll bite. Source Code was just fine, subby is trollin'

/just don't leave the room while you are watching it
 
2013-01-31 08:36:49 AM  

enry: moon sucked


I can easily see how its not your thing, especially if you're not a fan of the genre (kind of a niche one, slow space sci fi).  Nevertheless, he did the best movie that genre has seen in awhile so I'd still expect good things from him.
 
2013-01-31 08:37:16 AM  

PanicMan: WoW pissed me off so much.  If you send me to kill dragons to get dragon brains, every dragon should drop a brain.  Not a sword. Not leather pants.  A brain.


Hehe.. I remember an old quest for Zebra hooves.. 4 on each creatures, but most didn't have even one.
 
kab
2013-01-31 08:37:57 AM  

Shadowknight: /long rant


I went through a similiar story with WoW, but things were even worse for me with Asheron's Call when it was a new game (EQ timeframe).   The nice thing about WoW these days is that you can get a decent amount accomplished (or at least see all the content) without needing to be in a guild, which means no scheduled playtime.
 
2013-01-31 08:40:08 AM  

LordJiro: GameSprocket: karmachameleon: I'm not trolling or being sarcastic.  If you like "Tomb Raider" of "Final Fantasy", that's fine, but those are the <i>best</i> video game movies that Hollywood has had to offer.

"Final Fantasy"  was really only game-related in title. "Silent Hill" was not bad from a pure spooky movie aspect. I hadn't played the game at all, but the movie built up a fascinating environment. I had the air raid siren from there as my ring tone for a bit.

Assuming you mean "Spirits Within"...it's just as related to Final Fantasy as any other Final Fantasy game is related to the others (aside from X2 and XIII-2).  FF games haven't exactly had a lot in common with eachother lately, aside from the title and a character named Cid.


I guess. The last time I played Final Fantasy it looked like this:

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-31 08:43:36 AM  

xaks: Bontesla: I stopped playing Wow two years ago. Rarely do I get the itch any more. I just couldn't justify spending that money every month when there were so many other things I wanted to do with that money.

If $12 or $15 bucks a month is breaking your entertainment budget, you have bigger problems than liking WoW.

Be honest.


I played for 5 years.  Do the math on that if you want, and then state with a straight face that the subscription fee shouldn't be a big deal to anyone.  I don't like to do the math, because if I do, I suddenly have deep regret.
 
2013-01-31 08:45:28 AM  

tbhouston: Bontesla: I stopped playing Wow two years ago. Rarely do I get the itch any more. I just couldn't justify spending that money every month when there were so many other things I wanted to do with that money.

yah bro I feel you...like a soda every other day..or one movie ticket or 4 gallons of gas

It's so nice to free up that $180 a year, let me tell you...


That's 4 games if you get a decent price. How is that insignificant?
 
2013-01-31 08:46:26 AM  

usernameguy: texdent: Half the movie is going to be about mining, enchanting, skinning, etc.

The other half will be people hurling racial slurs.


And the sex scene takes place in goldshire
 
2013-01-31 08:46:28 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: Mortal Kombat was entertainingly good. Not artistic, but fun.


Sure, but that's what I mean.  Any of these movies that any of us do like are more like guilty pleasures, not actually good movies.

There has been real talent attached to some of them too.  I think the flaw is inherent in the translation from game to movie.  Games have stories, but the narrative structure is nothing like a movie or a book.  It will take a hell of a clever writer to finally pull it off.
 
2013-01-31 08:46:52 AM  
Will it be a complete movie or will we have to buy a series of straight to DVD releases after it's theatrical run?
 
2013-01-31 08:50:46 AM  

Dinobot: usernameguy: texdent: Half the movie is going to be about mining, enchanting, skinning, etc.

The other half will be people hurling racial slurs.

And the sex scene takes place in goldshire


I wanted to say, the entire movie should be about the Inn at Goldshire, but not many people will get the reference. Hell, I know people who have been playing WoW for years and just found out about it last week.
 
2013-01-31 08:53:09 AM  
If it was just a "Warcraft" movie we could start with the Exodus of the Orcs, make Thrall one of the major players considering he is largely a likeable character, and considering that time in the storyline has all the major players (Arthas, Jaina, Sylvanas, etc.) before shiat gets weird and we start introducing Blue Russian Space Goats and CocaineMagic addicted elves.

But that would basically be making Warcraft 3 into a movie....you know what i'm ok with this.
 
2013-01-31 08:56:31 AM  
I liked Source Code.
 
2013-01-31 08:58:09 AM  

GameSprocket: I had the air raid siren from there as my ring tone for a bit.


That's awesome.  Just had to say that.


Also, was Advent Children liked by non VII fans?  I really liked that movie, if not for the one clone who used perfect form of the Scottish Hammer throw while finishing off Tifa.

/best use of ringtone in a movie.  dundundundun dun dun da daduuunnnnnnn
 
2013-01-31 09:08:47 AM  

Tax Boy: The Epic Story of oppressed orc peons in their quest for economic justice:

OCCUPY GREG STREET

They were promised a pony.


cdn.wow-achievements.com
 
2013-01-31 09:12:38 AM  

Shadowknight: usernameguy: texdent: Half the movie is going to be about mining, enchanting, skinning, etc.

The other half will be people hurling racial slurs.

Surely some percentage will be Chuck Norris jokes, right?  Because those NEVER get old.


Yes.
I will be going to this movie opening night and start yelling out Chuck Norris jokes at random right about 1/4 way through the movie. Then I will tell the people shushing me to stfu noob.
At the end, I'm going to complain about how there are no extra bonus scenes during or immediately after the end credits after I paid really good money on my advance-purchase movie ticket.
Then, when they add 100 hours of extras and commentary to the dvd set, I will complain about how quickly I went through it and how boring it was to watch.
 
2013-01-31 09:17:08 AM  

Grand PBUH: Shadowknight: usernameguy: texdent: Half the movie is going to be about mining, enchanting, skinning, etc.

The other half will be people hurling racial slurs.

Surely some percentage will be Chuck Norris jokes, right?  Because those NEVER get old.

Yes.
I will be going to this movie opening night and start yelling out Chuck Norris jokes at random right about 1/4 way through the movie. Then I will tell the people shushing me to stfu noob.
At the end, I'm going to complain about how there are no extra bonus scenes during or immediately after the end credits after I paid really good money on my advance-purchase movie ticket.
Then, when they add 100 hours of extras and commentary to the dvd set, I will complain about how quickly I went through it and how boring it was to watch.


If they don't start the movie with fake trailers for movies (just taking existing movie names and dropping in Murlock or MURGRGLGLGLGLLGLGL) I will be very disappointed. For this to go off well, the director should have a solid story to follow, but a lot of the movie has to have a tongue-in-cheek element or you will lose everything awesome about Warcraft.
 
2013-01-31 09:19:02 AM  

Grand PBUH: Yes.


I'm going to wait until the movie is 5 minutes in, and scream "GUNS UP, GOING IN. LET'S DO THIS." along with a bucket of fried chicken.
 
2013-01-31 09:20:57 AM  
Leroy Jenkins in the movie?
 
2013-01-31 09:25:15 AM  
i.imgur.com

The Billy Story narrated by Worgen Freeman is as good as any WoW movie will ever get.  Good luck, suckers.
 
2013-01-31 09:25:40 AM  
i like duncan jones. moon was great. source code was decent. and i've played my share of WoW... but this has epic failure written all over it.
 
2013-01-31 09:30:59 AM  

thecpt: Crudbucket: Source Code was great, even though I feel bad for the guy Jake Gyllenhaal wipes out of existence at the end.

technically that guy would be dead anyways.  Don't feel too bad.

Came here to say SC was a pleasant sci fi twist surprise.


I mean at the very end of the film, when Gyllenhaal stops the bomber in the parallel universe and goes on to live happily ever after with Michelle Monaghan. She doesn't know he's Jake Gyllenaal, she thinks he's still Sean Fentriss, the guy who's body he Quantum Leaped into. That guy's been blinked out of existence now, and no one even knows it. Gyllenhaal is wearing Sean Fentriss's face, banging Sean Fentriss's dream girl, living in Sean Fentriss's house and celebrating the holidays from here on out with Sean Fentriss's family. And Monaghan, she has no idea that this guy isn't the same guy she's been flirting with on the train every morning. The movie is a huge WTF tragedy from Sean Fentriss's perspective.
 
2013-01-31 09:32:47 AM  

Joelogon: What was wrong with Source Code? Plus, bonus points for being David Bowie's son.


The whole concept of Source Code was just too much of a leap of faith for me to take.  Seriously, the premise is that some nearly dead brains can sync up with people that die in the past?  And they try to explain this with quantum mumbo-jumbo?  Seriously?  To be honest, it thought it was more plausible that the whole thing to be in Jake's mind.  He's having a really weird near death dream/delusion.  For instance, have you ever have a recurring dream that was a little different each time?
 
2013-01-31 09:34:09 AM  

ib_thinkin: Especially when you can play League of Legends for free.


I can punch myself in the junk for free too, but that ain't really my thing either.
 
2013-01-31 09:35:08 AM  
This movie had better be about Millhouse Manastorm or the whole thing is pointless.
 
2013-01-31 09:36:18 AM  

thecpt: enry: moon sucked

I can easily see how its not your thing, especially if you're not a fan of the genre (kind of a niche one, slow space sci fi).  Nevertheless, he did the best movie that genre has seen in awhile so I'd still expect good things from him.


It wasn't the slow pacing - I love watching 2001 and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
 
2013-01-31 09:39:26 AM  
I played WoW for 5 years, and for 4 of those years I really loved it. The last year it started feeling like a job. My ex and I ran a 300+ person guild on Undermine (Cake or Death) for 2 1/2 or 3 years and the farking guild DRAMA is enough to make you want to drown yourself in the toilet. I made it to about 4 months into Cataclysm and realized I never wanted to log in again (the goblin starting area quests were awesome though and Vash'jr was amazingly beautiful). Everything just started to feel like such a grind, and the thought of raising another 75 points of engineering/mining on one character and enchanting/tailoring AGAIN on another was just depressing. Too much farming and grinding and guildmates crying about raid rotations.
 
2013-01-31 09:40:13 AM  

Crudbucket: I mean at the very end of the film, when Gyllenhaal stops the bomber in the parallel universe and goes on to live happily ever after with Michelle Monaghan. She doesn't know he's Jake Gyllenaal, she thinks he's still Sean Fentriss, the guy who's body he Quantum Leaped into. That guy's been blinked out of existence now, and no one even knows it. Gyllenhaal is wearing Sean Fentriss's face, banging Sean Fentriss's dream girl, living in Sean Fentriss's house and celebrating the holidays from here on out with Sean Fentriss's family. And Monaghan, she has no idea that this guy isn't the same guy she's been flirting with on the train every morning. The movie is a huge WTF tragedy from Sean Fentriss's perspective.


Oh, I understand that, but without Gyllenhaal ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL, then that guy and michelle would have perished due to the bomb that would wipe out parts of Chicago.  Needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few, especially when few wouldn't even be needing things in 10 minutes.  You can see it also as a fallen war hero earning a second chance at life by succeeding where fentriss would obviously fail.

I guess my glass is half full.
 
2013-01-31 09:42:31 AM  
namatad:
and people stealing their tags

And this is why I love guild wars.2. Everyone gets credit who hits it and everyone gets the node.
 
2013-01-31 09:43:19 AM  

PsyLord: The whole concept of Source Code was just too much of a leap of faith for me to take.  Seriously, the premise is that some nearly dead brains can sync up with people that die in the past?  And they try to explain this with quantum mumbo-jumbo?  Seriously?  To be honest, it thought it was more plausible that the whole thing to be in Jake's mind.  He's having a really weird near death dream/delusion.  For instance, have you ever have a recurring dream that was a little different each time?


That's funny because I hate Jacob's ladder.  But really, fringe science movies need a lot of suspension of disbelief, otherwise you literally can't enjoy anything.  Time travel movies, Inception like dream movies, Space travel movies, there's tons of holes that are covered by mysterious tech.  Just got to roll with it.
 
2013-01-31 09:43:53 AM  

thecpt: I guess my glass is half full.


Im with you.  Fentriss doesn't get the girl either way, or even get to live, so I don't see as him really losing anything except for the last 8 minutes of his life.
 
2013-01-31 09:53:00 AM  

Soulcatcher: I played WoW for 5 years, and for 4 of those years I really loved it. The last year it started feeling like a job. My ex and I ran a 300+ person guild on Undermine (Cake or Death) for 2 1/2 or 3 years and the farking guild DRAMA is enough to make you want to drown yourself in the toilet. I made it to about 4 months into Cataclysm and realized I never wanted to log in again (the goblin starting area quests were awesome though and Vash'jr was amazingly beautiful). Everything just started to feel like such a grind, and the thought of raising another 75 points of engineering/mining on one character and enchanting/tailoring AGAIN on another was just depressing. Too much farming and grinding and guildmates crying about raid rotations.


For what it's worth, the new content is awesome.  Questing from 85 to 90 is great, good stories, good quest flow.  The monk class is really fun(to me, anyways).  And you really don't have to be in a guild to see the raid content anymore.  There's room for improvement(there's ALWAYS room for improvement), but I still like it more now than I think I ever have.
 
2013-01-31 09:54:58 AM  
Who are they going to cast to play Leeroy Jenkins?
 
2013-01-31 09:56:09 AM  

Krab: namatad:
and people stealing their tags

And this is why I love guild wars.2. Everyone gets credit who hits it and everyone gets the node.


To be fair, WoW has been moving closer to that lately. Major quest objectives are "shared tag" now, so you don't have to wait for some named mob to respawn just because someone else was fighting it when you got there. I believe the next patch is making the world bosses "Tap to Faction" now too, so as long as your side started the fight, you can jump in and get credit for downing it.

/Plays both games
//Likes them both
 
2013-01-31 09:56:47 AM  
Lee Roy Jenkins cameo or GTFO.
 
mhd
2013-01-31 09:57:27 AM  
I'd much rather see a Warhammer movie. You could do worse than basing your script on Shadows over Bögenhafen.

/Get off my chaotic lawn...
 
2013-01-31 09:59:33 AM  

fisker: ever since I got windows 8, I am further losing touch with fark


It's like you just woke up morning and decided that you can like things without checking with other people first.

/probably a bad move for you
 
2013-01-31 10:03:55 AM  
Source Code was a bad movie, but it wasn't badly directed, just poorly written.
 
2013-01-31 10:05:48 AM  

FoxKelfonne: Krab: namatad:
and people stealing their tags

And this is why I love guild wars.2. Everyone gets credit who hits it and everyone gets the node.

To be fair, WoW has been moving closer to that lately. Major quest objectives are "shared tag" now, so you don't have to wait for some named mob to respawn just because someone else was fighting it when you got there. I believe the next patch is making the world bosses "Tap to Faction" now too, so as long as your side started the fight, you can jump in and get credit for downing it.

/Plays both games
//Likes them both


I liked wow from Beta til the start of Cata. Played from beta to the introduction of CRZ. After that I finally left. Sucked leaving stormwind at 1pm server only to end up in an Elwynn Forest that was 1am and the RaF person getting dismounted and DC when we changed zones.
 
2013-01-31 10:28:22 AM  

FoxKelfonne: I believe the next patch is making the world bosses "Tap to Faction" now too, so as long as your side started the fight, you can jump in and get credit for downing it.


What they really need to fix with the world bosses, like Salyis's Warband, is PvP flagging (on PvE servers) by the sour grapes faction that didn't get their raid group assembled faster than the other faction did. I watched this happen with a raid group my son was in the other day. His raid group (Horde) and an Alliance group started assembling players to kill the Warband. The Horde group assembled more quickly and tagged Galleon. The Alliance group then flagged themselves and when they took AoE damage from the Horde raid group, it flagged the entire Horde raid group. The Alliance group then slaughtered the Horde raid group with the help of the Warband. The Warband/Galleon reset to full health and no tag, and the Alliance group (now full) took it down before all of the Horde players could finish their corpse run and regroup. Total BS.
 
2013-01-31 10:29:43 AM  
From the looks of it, the movie will very much be a joint project between Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures.   Here's the article Blizzard linked in their official announcement, and it has a bit more info.   Chris Metzen, the guy who is in charge of Blizzard's story, is co-producing it.  I'm not sure how typical this is for Video game movies or what it means for the movie's overall quality, but if nothing else it bodes well on the "actually has some resemblance to the source material" department.

Duncan Jones is a relatively new director, but the movies he has made have been well done enough for me to be at least a little hopeful.  He's no Uwe Boll, that's for sure.

On the actual story, I'm hoping they'll be smart and not even attempt to directly adapt any of their games into movie form.  Video games have a certain structure to them that just doesn't translate well onto the screen.  However the Warcraft Universe is much bigger then the games themselves, so they could instead write up a completely new story that takes place either between games or perhaps during the events of a game, but not tied to the overall story.
 
2013-01-31 10:30:27 AM  

Krab: FoxKelfonne: Krab: namatad:
and people stealing their tags

And this is why I love guild wars.2. Everyone gets credit who hits it and everyone gets the node.

To be fair, WoW has been moving closer to that lately. Major quest objectives are "shared tag" now, so you don't have to wait for some named mob to respawn just because someone else was fighting it when you got there. I believe the next patch is making the world bosses "Tap to Faction" now too, so as long as your side started the fight, you can jump in and get credit for downing it.

/Plays both games
//Likes them both

I liked wow from Beta til the start of Cata. Played from beta to the introduction of CRZ. After that I finally left. Sucked leaving stormwind at 1pm server only to end up in an Elwynn Forest that was 1am and the RaF person getting dismounted and DC when we changed zones.


Ahh, see, I play on an RP-PvP realm, of which there are maybe something like... 8 in total? So I haven't actually seen any effects of CRZ since they implemented it. (Since they only match you up with matching realm types) In fact, the only bit of the CRZ tech that I've encountered has been positive, since now I can party up with same-faction friends on completely different realms, and quest alongside them without need for realm transfers and whatnot.
 
2013-01-31 10:38:55 AM  

FoxKelfonne: Krab: FoxKelfonne: Krab: namatad:
and people stealing their tags

And this is why I love guild wars.2. Everyone gets credit who hits it and everyone gets the node.

To be fair, WoW has been moving closer to that lately. Major quest objectives are "shared tag" now, so you don't have to wait for some named mob to respawn just because someone else was fighting it when you got there. I believe the next patch is making the world bosses "Tap to Faction" now too, so as long as your side started the fight, you can jump in and get credit for downing it.

/Plays both games
//Likes them both

I liked wow from Beta til the start of Cata. Played from beta to the introduction of CRZ. After that I finally left. Sucked leaving stormwind at 1pm server only to end up in an Elwynn Forest that was 1am and the RaF person getting dismounted and DC when we changed zones.

Ahh, see, I play on an RP-PvP realm, of which there are maybe something like... 8 in total? So I haven't actually seen any effects of CRZ since they implemented it. (Since they only match you up with matching realm types) In fact, the only bit of the CRZ tech that I've encountered has been positive, since now I can party up with same-faction friends on completely different realms, and quest alongside them without need for realm transfers and whatnot.


I gave up after the time zone swings and that they were putting PvP and PvE servers together. You never knew where you were landing or zoning into. Then there was the time I got locked out of my toon because the server hosting the zone he was in went down for a day. CRZ just sucks.
 
2013-01-31 10:48:23 AM  
WoW movie meh, I'll pass on that./loved Moon and Source Code
 
2013-01-31 11:01:00 AM  
It had better have Captain Placholder in it! I'll be damned if I watch a movie where all the characters stand around for five minutes waiting for a boat. Don't even get me started about a flight from Darkshore to Gadgetan!
 
2013-01-31 11:03:00 AM  
Snowflake Tubbybottom: I heard Sylvanas is a biatch.

Garrosh agrees, he also called her that in the game.
"Watch your mouth biatch"
 
2013-01-31 11:13:59 AM  

naughtyrev: I play WoW. Have since vanilla, played Warcraft 2 & 3 (came too late to the show for 1), but I just can't see myself going to a Warcraft movie. I can't possibly see how they would make it interesting enough. Unless maybe they give me mounts and battle pets and achieves for proving it, but they'll save all that for the people who buy the DVD and they'll put codes in the boxes for redemption.


Actually, that's a pretty savvy idea; enter a code from a paper ticket or online reservation and get stuff in the game...

/ I have no idea how much $$$ that would cost to implement, however....
 
2013-01-31 11:16:38 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Actually, that's a pretty savvy idea; enter a code from a paper ticket or online reservation and get stuff in the game...

/ I have no idea how much $$$ that would cost to implement, however....



They already do it with TCG stuff.  You cash them in in Booty Bay.
 
2013-01-31 11:21:19 AM  
That's nice, WoW still sucks.
 
kab
2013-01-31 11:48:29 AM  

Grand PBUH: I will be going to this movie opening night and start yelling out Chuck Norris jokes at random right about 1/4 way through the movie. Then I will tell the people shushing me to stfu noob.


You'd need to do that, and also start asking folks 'do you know why they call it an xbox 360?'
 
2013-01-31 11:51:16 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Actually, that's a pretty savvy idea; enter a code from a paper ticket or online reservation and get stuff in the game...

/ I have no idea how much $$$ that would cost to implement, however....


Essentially nothing more than the artist and developer time to create the item and implement it. They do it all the time with the card game and new mounts/pets through the store. The community really enjoys when they sell a pet and for the first month or so of the run they give 100% of the proceeds to a charity (they did one for the Sandy relief effort and they did one before that for somewhere else). The devs were talking about how it basically costs them nothing that they weren't already going to be paying for, the community gets something, and they can help out people who need it (no mention of the nice little tax break that Blizzard gets for making a donation on behalf of their customers who buy the mount/pet, but whatever).
 
2013-01-31 11:57:35 AM  

Critch: Um, Source Code was farking great. And it sidestepped the entire "This is just like Quantum Leap!" thing by having Scott Bakula in it. And saying "Oh Boy."


Wait, is that true?

<checks Internet>

Damn, now I REALLY like that movie.
 
2013-01-31 12:21:14 PM  

FoxKelfonne: Krab: namatad:
and people stealing their tags

And this is why I love guild wars.2. Everyone gets credit who hits it and everyone gets the node.

To be fair, WoW has been moving closer to that lately. Major quest objectives are "shared tag" now, so you don't have to wait for some named mob to respawn just because someone else was fighting it when you got there. I believe the next patch is making the world bosses "Tap to Faction" now too, so as long as your side started the fight, you can jump in and get credit for downing it.

/Plays both games
//Likes them both


I've gotten credit for named mob kills an Ally toon had basically soloed the entire way through and I was just there for the last 5%. It sucks having to wait for certain enemy respawns, sure, but when they're for a daily quest, they generally spawn fast enough that it's not too much of an issue. I remember getting frustrated early on when my gear still sucked and enemies were respawning too fast; I kept aggroing new ones while trying to complete different quests in the same area.

/Easiest thing to do was invite random people doing the same thing that day, set to freeloot, finish in 1/5 of the time.
//The only people who say dungeon/raid queuing killed server community are those that gave up trying to participate in it.
 
2013-01-31 12:44:29 PM  
Might work from Arthas' perspective, focusing on his corruption and doubts, culminating in the slaughter of Strathome, which he *thought* was the right move but slowly drives him mad until he finally assumes his position of Lich King.
 
2013-01-31 01:06:16 PM  
Shadowknight: Methos

There can be only One!

/I dont think that is the word you are thinking of.
 
2013-01-31 01:12:56 PM  

Detinwolf: Might work from Arthas' perspective, focusing on his corruption and doubts, culminating in the slaughter of Strathome, which he *thought* was the right move but slowly drives him mad until he finally assumes his position of Lich King.


And this is part of the problem.
There are tons of different bits and pieces story lines, major and minor. Alliance, Horde, Other, the list goes on and on. They will have to please both factions, or the movie will fail. But there is no way to please both sides, so the movie will fail. Too much attempts at being funny or quirky and it will fail.
The list goes on and on and on.

Two good "choices" would be to go OLD SCHOOL or NEXT SCHOOL.
OLD SCHOOL, back the vanilla days, find a thread where the factions had to work together after fighting, finish and then back to fighting.
Or NEW SCHOOL, skip ahead past MoP to the next expansion (great advert for the new expac!).

MY guess is that in trying to please the most people, they will end up with mediocre crap.
Now, if they hired the writers from the Avengers .... Or someone of the caliber.
 
2013-01-31 01:20:57 PM  

GameSprocket: LordJiro: GameSprocket: karmachameleon: I'm not trolling or being sarcastic.  If you like "Tomb Raider" of "Final Fantasy", that's fine, but those are the <i>best</i> video game movies that Hollywood has had to offer.

"Final Fantasy"  was really only game-related in title. "Silent Hill" was not bad from a pure spooky movie aspect. I hadn't played the game at all, but the movie built up a fascinating environment. I had the air raid siren from there as my ring tone for a bit.

Assuming you mean "Spirits Within"...it's just as related to Final Fantasy as any other Final Fantasy game is related to the others (aside from X2 and XIII-2).  FF games haven't exactly had a lot in common with eachother lately, aside from the title and a character named Cid.

I guess. The last time I played Final Fantasy it looked like this:

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 512x446]


They've come a long way.  Now they look like this:
media1.gameinformer.com

/hot
//Are you guys implying Street Fighter wasn't a cinematic masterpiece?
///Alright, so it was no Double Dragon, but still...
 
2013-01-31 01:27:45 PM  
There is a story line that I thought would be interesting ever since the Burning Crusade expansion. That begins with Draenor blown to shiat, the Exodar having crashed, and something having plowed through Silvermoon City. This would have everything - magic, land (and possibly sea) battles, and space battles. You could use the Exodar arcing across the sky as it descended as a means of introducing different zones and races.  Of course, they would actually need Michael Bay to handle the many boomsplosions such a movie would require.
 
2013-01-31 01:35:48 PM  
It'll be female characters with squeaky adolescent male voices in transmogged black mageweave, lots of anti-gay slurs, references to rape, and incredibly bad voice acting for the main characters. All of the Orcs will be voiced by the guy who does the Cookie Monster for Sesame Street and all of the trolls will be voiced by the guy who did Jar Jar Binks.

The plotline is the story of a plucky goblin (played by Fran Drescher) who is grateful to get away from her destroyed home land in one piece, only to find herself surrounded by cookie monsters, Jar Jar Binks, deep voiced fake Indians and arrogant fashionistas. She'll go around killing things more and more wondering why, only to find herself scrabbling on a dirt farm under the watchful eye of a furry.

At the end, she says "The hell with this" and runs off with some rummy at a tropical bar named Whiskey Slim.
 
2013-01-31 02:02:39 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: It'll be female characters with squeaky adolescent male voices in transmogged black mageweave, lots of anti-gay slurs, references to rape, and incredibly bad voice acting for the main characters. All of the Orcs will be voiced by the guy who does the Cookie Monster for Sesame Street and all of the trolls will be voiced by the guy who did Jar Jar Binks.

The plotline is the story of a plucky goblin (played by Fran Drescher) who is grateful to get away from her destroyed home land in one piece, only to find herself surrounded by cookie monsters, Jar Jar Binks, deep voiced fake Indians and arrogant fashionistas. She'll go around killing things more and more wondering why, only to find herself scrabbling on a dirt farm under the watchful eye of a furry.

At the end, she says "The hell with this" and runs off with some rummy at a tropical bar named Whiskey Slim.


Ultimately, she'll find herself standing in the desert selling knock-offs of designer handbags and hats.
 
2013-01-31 02:10:39 PM  

Critch: Um, Source Code was farking great.  And it sidestepped the entire "This is just like Quantum Leap!" thing by having Scott Bakula in it.  And saying "Oh Boy."

Be interesting to see what movies Subby likes.


I totally missed that, had to Youtube it. I loved Source Code. Moon was boring as hell.
 
2013-01-31 02:14:55 PM  

katerbug72: Moon was boring as hell.


I take that back. Moon was good, I was thinking of Love. (saw them both on Netflix the same week)
 
2013-01-31 02:19:57 PM  

Celerian: Forbidden Doughnut: Actually, that's a pretty savvy idea; enter a code from a paper ticket or online reservation and get stuff in the game...

/ I have no idea how much $$$ that would cost to implement, however....

Essentially nothing more than the artist and developer time to create the item and implement it. They do it all the time with the card game and new mounts/pets through the store. The community really enjoys when they sell a pet and for the first month or so of the run they give 100% of the proceeds to a charity (they did one for the Sandy relief effort and they did one before that for somewhere else). The devs were talking about how it basically costs them nothing that they weren't already going to be paying for, the community gets something, and they can help out people who need it (no mention of the nice little tax break that Blizzard gets for making a donation on behalf of their customers who buy the mount/pet, but whatever).


I think the main issue is how do you properly disperse the codes rather then making the items themselves.  While it's unlikely it would be impossible, it's still a logistical problem that would cost money to solve.

But I don't think that would be too difficult overall.  Just send theaters who are showing the movie a big box of cards that each have a redeemable code and hand them out to anyone who buys a ticket to the movie.  That way they wouldn't have to worry about any technical limitations on the theater's end.
 
2013-01-31 02:29:02 PM  
Fark: It's a movie about WoW.
 
2013-01-31 02:31:10 PM  
I suspect a Warcraft film will have nothing specifically doing with the ongoing WoW story - that is, we won't see a story focused around Thrall, Varian, Garrosh or Jiana. Likewise none of the big villians - no Deathwing, Lich King, or Illidian. It won't take place specifically during a major campaign - not during Outland, Northrend or the Catacylsm, nor on Pandaria. It will be a "Vanilla" story - before all that. It will feature new characters, with a possible apperance by one of the above, with focus on the world itself. I suspect it will focus on alliance characters - just easier to relate to a lead human, a dwarf and a gnome. Nelfs will appear but it will be a mysterious thing. It will NOT have a ton of injokes - Blizz is aiming for the mass market here.
 
2013-01-31 03:08:55 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: That it's taken this long for Blizzard to agree to a director is good news for those of us who would like to see quality when it's finally released. Then again, Blizzard is the same company who signs off on the horrible, downright awful stories and voice acting within their own games.


Casting
blog.nola.com
As:
 images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Is pure genius...

/Of course casting Jimmy Hong as anything is pure genius... (Lo Pan FTW)
 
2013-01-31 04:19:30 PM  
Will the hero spend 2/3 of the moving grinding mob spawns?
 
2013-01-31 04:19:31 PM  
A WoW movie but no EQ movie huh? Lame. Also, need to make a freaking Wheel of Time movie already.
 
2013-01-31 04:21:37 PM  

Gleeman: Will the hero spend 2/3 of the moving grinding mob spawns?


Movie.

/autocorrect, etc...
 
2013-01-31 04:54:26 PM  
Johnny Depp is in talks to star in the movie
 
2013-01-31 05:00:41 PM  

had98c: A WoW movie but no EQ movie huh? Lame. Also, need to make a freaking Wheel of Time movie already.


I'm still waiting for a GoBots movie in response to the Transformers movies.
 
2013-01-31 05:21:08 PM  
I doubt the script will be anywhere as good as the Diary of Gamon entries crap I wrote or the training of a gnome priest.

/things you write while bored and on painkillers
//gave up WoW before Cataclysm, retired my affliction warlock Vodkamartini. Not missing much I think.
 
2013-01-31 05:27:17 PM  

sure haven't: Count me in as Source Code being awesome. Loved that movie.

/NEW Fark controls in the reply box??
//BLARRGRGHHH!!!!! CHANGE BAD


Go to My Fark-Preferances-comment prefrences-unclick enable modern rich text

/Your welcome : )
 
2013-01-31 05:44:06 PM  

Old enough to know better: Who're you guys kidding? This is gonna suck like every other videogame movie.


My first thought was, "Oh come on, there's got to be at least one good video game movie out there!"

Unfortunately, Wikipedia is not backing me up on this.
 
2013-01-31 05:47:00 PM  

namatad: Shadowknight: Methos

There can be only One!

/I dont think that is the word you are thinking of.


My auto correct wasn't catching it, and I didn't care enough to Google it.  Kudos on the Highlander reference.
 
2013-01-31 05:59:35 PM  
There is plenty of lore and lots of great back stories, and quirky humor and in jokes to make a great WoW movie. That isn't what will happen though. The hack writers they hire will do the bare minimum required to make it even recognizable by WoW fans and still be able to call it a "film" just like all of the other game movies.

I hope I'm wrong, but Hollywood is pretty entrenched in lowest common denominator mode these days, and seem happy with churning out garbage just for a big opening weekend.
 
2013-01-31 06:30:56 PM  

karmachameleon: I played for 5 years.  Do the math on that if you want, and then state with a straight face that the subscription fee shouldn't be a big deal to anyone.


It's under a grand over 5 years, that is not a lot of money over that period of time.  You can spend that much in a month or two going to bars.   For the time/money entertainment value, MMOs are about the best bang for you buck around.
 
2013-01-31 06:44:11 PM  

lilplatinum: karmachameleon: I played for 5 years.  Do the math on that if you want, and then state with a straight face that the subscription fee shouldn't be a big deal to anyone.

It's under a grand over 5 years, that is not a lot of money over that period of time.  You can spend that much in a month or two going to bars.   For the time/money entertainment value, MMOs are about the best bang for you buck around.


if "please gather 20 ass-feathers from the green hukalu birds for me, only one drops every 10 kills by the way." over and over and over and over again...is fun to you.
 
2013-01-31 06:45:22 PM  

Old enough to know better: Who're you guys kidding? This is gonna suck like every other videogame movie.


I don't know about that,  the two Tomb Raider movies weren half bad,  nor was the Resident Evil franchise.
 
2013-01-31 06:49:47 PM  
The money was never an issue to me- go to one movie a month and you spend more than 14.99. It was the time that I wasted mindlessly grinding rep and raw materials, etc. that bothered me. Granted I did meet a lot of really fun people, but 2 years later, I don't see any of them sitting on my couch having sushi with me. People that I literally worried about and cared about in my real life day in and day out for years just faded back into the anonymous vacuum of the internet never to be heard from again.

Oh well.

Lesson learned, right?
 
2013-01-31 07:00:13 PM  

BumpInTheNight: if "please gather 20 ass-feathers from the green hukalu birds for me, only one drops every 10 kills by the way." over and over and over and over again...is fun to you.


I enjoyed WoW back when I played it, being on a pvp server made the monotony of grinding not so monotonous, and when we raided it was a couple nights of weeks with a group I had gamed with for years, so it wasn't life guzzling.   I always viewed it as a way of saving money by not going out and doing shiat, so it was just amusing to here people talk about it as some sort of large fiscal investment.

IMO it was ruined by flying mounts and insta-quing for pvp servers.  I understand thats more convenient for casual PVE, but taking actually being in the world and being able to fly away from trouble just killed world pvp.
 
2013-01-31 07:02:08 PM  

lilplatinum: I enjoyed WoW back when I played it, being on a pvp server made the monotony of grinding not so monotonous,


That being said, now that I quit smoking dope I'm not sure I could grind anymore.
 
2013-01-31 07:20:12 PM  

quickdraw: I play a lot of WoW but why would I watch some movie based on a video game which is based on LOTR when I could just watch LOTR?


The movie will make double its budget back in China alone.
 
2013-01-31 07:26:47 PM  

lilplatinum: karmachameleon: I played for 5 years.  Do the math on that if you want, and then state with a straight face that the subscription fee shouldn't be a big deal to anyone.

It's under a grand over 5 years, that is not a lot of money over that period of time.  You can spend that much in a month or two going to bars.   For the time/money entertainment value, MMOs are about the best bang for you buck around.


Dude.  A thousand dollars.  ON A GAME.  It was usually fun, true, but in hindsight I don't know what I was thinking.
 
2013-01-31 07:45:06 PM  

karmachameleon: lilplatinum: karmachameleon: I played for 5 years.  Do the math on that if you want, and then state with a straight face that the subscription fee shouldn't be a big deal to anyone.

It's under a grand over 5 years, that is not a lot of money over that period of time.  You can spend that much in a month or two going to bars.   For the time/money entertainment value, MMOs are about the best bang for you buck around.

Dude.  A thousand dollars.  ON A GAME.  It was usually fun, true, but in hindsight I don't know what I was thinking.


I don't know how much you earn, but even at my low-end wage that would be <.5% of what I would be making over the next 5 years (assuming I never get a raise). A substantial amount, yes, but hardly a footnote in the grand scheme of things. If you enjoyed it during the time you played it, then I'd consider it money well spent.
 
2013-01-31 07:45:54 PM  

karmachameleon: lilplatinum: karmachameleon: I played for 5 years.  Do the math on that if you want, and then state with a straight face that the subscription fee shouldn't be a big deal to anyone.

It's under a grand over 5 years, that is not a lot of money over that period of time.  You can spend that much in a month or two going to bars.   For the time/money entertainment value, MMOs are about the best bang for you buck around.

Dude.  A thousand dollars.  ON A GAME.  It was usually fun, true, but in hindsight I don't know what I was thinking.


A thousand bucks over 5 years is not a lot of money.  That's like buying, what, 3 or 4 console games a year?   Drinking 60 or so beers at a bar a year?

Yeah, little shiat adds up if you stretch it out over a long period of time, it doesn't make it a lot of money.  I am willing to bet that among forms of entertainment you spent money on in the past, WoW probably rates as a pretty good deal.
 
2013-01-31 07:59:50 PM  

karmachameleon: Old enough to know better: Who're you guys kidding? This is gonna suck like every other videogame movie.

Yup.  There hasn't been one single movie based on a video game that has been any good.

NOT ONE.

And it's not like Hollywood hasn't been trying.  They've made dozens of movies based on video games, and every single last one, without exception, has ranged from terrible to just below average.

I'm not trolling or being sarcastic.  If you like "Tomb Raider" of "Final Fantasy", that's fine, but those are the <i>best</i> video game movies that Hollywood has had to offer.  That pretty much says it all.

Which doesn't mean Jones can't make the first good one.  Someone has to be first.  But given the general track record so far, I won't hold my breath.


I disagree that Hollywood has been trying.  They haven't yet tried to make a good movie out of a video game.  Instead, they turned out lazy cash-in after lazy cash-in.

I will say, though, that Mortal Kombat worked for me, mostly because it didn't try to be something it wasn't.  It was a basic cheesy chop-socky film with Hollywood special effects, and that was everything it needed to be.  The sequel was farking terrible, though.
 
2013-01-31 08:09:58 PM  
just hope its better than the Dungeons and Dragons movie.
God that SUCKED.

LOTR sucked too. Elijah Wood. really? smh.
Have zero interest in any Hobbit movie also.

and ppl biatching about the cost of WoW. really? .... really?
Even at minimum wage the cost is 2 hours of work per month.
I think someone mentioned upstream somewhere.... if i wasnt spending 15$ a month playing WoW id be spending a WHOLE LOT MORE doing something else in the same amount of time.
 
2013-01-31 08:22:54 PM  
Source Code was good.
 
2013-01-31 08:29:00 PM  

UrCa: I don't know how much you earn, but even at my low-end wage that would be <.5% of what I would be making over the next 5 years (assuming I never get a raise). A substantial amount, yes, but hardly a footnote in the grand scheme of things. If you enjoyed it during the time you played it, then I'd consider it money well spent.


lilplatinum: A thousand bucks over 5 years is not a lot of money.  That's like buying, what, 3 or 4 console games a year?   Drinking 60 or so beers at a bar a year?

Yeah, little shiat adds up if you stretch it out over a long period of time, it doesn't make it a lot of money.  I am willing to bet that among forms of entertainment you spent money on in the past, WoW probably rates as a pretty good deal.


I earn good money; it's not "a lot".  But I have nothing to show for it at the end.  That's the part that makes me tell myself I'll never buy into another online subscription MMO game system again.  I could have taken a vacation; I'd have wonderful memories and photographs/video at the end.  I could have bought a new guitar or a new amp, really nice ones that I'd still be using today.  I could have bought a nice flat-screen TV.  A new computer.  An iPad.

I had fun, so it wasn't a complete waste.  I don't think mere fun is a complete waste.  But in hindsight it was an entertainment expense I probably could have spent better.  I had fun, but there was also an addictive quality to it that made me feel a little unsavory at times, increasingly so the longer I played.  I miss the game the way an alcoholic misses drinking, so it's probably best I stay away from such games.  To each his own, this isn't a commentary on anyone else who considers it money or time well spent.
 
2013-01-31 08:43:14 PM  

lilplatinum: lilplatinum: I enjoyed WoW back when I played it, being on a pvp server made the monotony of grinding not so monotonous,

That being said, now that I quit smoking dope I'm not sure I could grind anymore.


Bingo :)  But I do agree with the 1K/year is really not that much compared to your average hobby.  An MMO isn't just 'a game' its a daily/weekly entertainment outlet and people will often spend deceptively large quantities of money on such things, myself included.  Hell that's cheaper then my vices alone.
 
2013-01-31 09:06:15 PM  
This news would have been relevant back in 2005 maybe, but no one gives a Trogg turd about WoW anymore.
 
2013-01-31 09:11:32 PM  

usernameguy: texdent: Half the movie is going to be about mining, enchanting, skinning, etc.

The other half will be people hurling racial slurs.


And the expanded edition Blu ray will have an alternate subtitle feature that spams "Dear Sir/Madam LZ click our site[www.SusanExpress.Com]. For the thankness to our old and new customers,SSEX provides the lowest price (1000=$12.88USD). Welcome to [www.SusanExpress.com]" every 45 seconds during the film for that truly authentic WoW experience.
 
2013-01-31 09:20:35 PM  

karmachameleon: I had fun, but there was also an addictive quality to it that made me feel a little unsavory at times, increasingly so the longer I played.  I miss the game the way an alcoholic misses drinking, so it's probably best I stay away from such games.  To each his own, this isn't a commentary on anyone else who considers it money or time well spent.


I definetely feel that.  There were only about 2 or 3 months when I was pretty hardcore, back when we were first clearing BWL (ahh the good old days), but had I not scaled back from that I probably would look back on my life shortly thereafter as 'rock bottom' like the alcoholics say :)
 
2013-01-31 09:22:18 PM  

Soulcatcher: There is plenty of lore and lots of great back stories, and quirky humor and in jokes to make a great WoW movie. That isn't what will happen though. The hack writers they hire will do the bare minimum required to make it even recognizable by WoW fans and still be able to call it a "film" just like all of the other game movies.

I hope I'm wrong, but Hollywood is pretty entrenched in lowest common denominator mode these days, and seem happy with churning out garbage just for a big opening weekend.


I think you nailed it, WOW does have such a rich backstory for all of the games they've done and yea Hollywood want get that. I really will be surprised if this has a major opening even and not a straight to video kind of thing after opening in 4 cities.
 
2013-01-31 09:27:25 PM  

phantomht: just hope its better than the Dungeons and Dragons movie.
God that SUCKED.

LOTR sucked too. Elijah Wood. really? smh.
Have zero interest in any Hobbit movie also.

and ppl biatching about the cost of WoW. really? .... really?
Even at minimum wage the cost is 2 hours of work per month.
I think someone mentioned upstream somewhere.... if i wasnt spending 15$ a month playing WoW id be spending a WHOLE LOT MORE doing something else in the same amount of time.


Oh, hell yea that stuff was painful and clearly the writers didn't understand the source material it was just slap a brand on a crap fest.

I want biatch abouth LOTR it was some of the best fantasy we've gotten on film in well forever, but no I still haven't seen the Hobbit yet.
 
2013-01-31 09:34:29 PM  

PsyLord: Who are they going to cast to play Leeroy Jenkins?


My vote is for William Shatner.

"At least. I got chicken."
 
2013-01-31 09:41:08 PM  
Source Code was a great movie!
 
2013-01-31 10:01:08 PM  
Zowie Bowie Zowie Bowie ZOWIE BOWIE.
 
2013-01-31 11:10:49 PM  
I wonder if it will be some <i>Tron</i>-esque thing following a player into the Warcraft universe.

But then they'd have a faction fanboi problem, if they make it too single-perspective.  Maybe they could have a friend get sucked in to follow their lost buddy, but pick the other faction by accident.

/just spit-ballin'
 
2013-02-01 12:30:53 AM  
Starcraft would make a better movie.
 
2013-02-01 01:29:21 AM  

had98c: A WoW movie but no EQ movie huh? Lame. Also, need to make a freaking Wheel of Time movie already.


Nah, I don't want a month-long movie..
 
2013-02-01 01:52:26 AM  
I'll go see it but I'll probably /ragequit right before the Cataclysm.

/Art reflects life.
 
2013-02-01 02:49:43 AM  

ProfessorOhki: Starcraft would make a better movie.


I think if they did the whole movie using the same people they make their Starcraft II cutscenes with, keeping the same voice talent, it would work. If they tried live action.. I think it would end up another Starship Troopers movie.
 
2013-02-01 02:52:20 AM  

thecpt: enry: moon sucked

I can easily see how its not your thing, especially if you're not a fan of the genre (kind of a niche one, slow space sci fi).  Nevertheless, he did the best movie that genre has seen in awhile so I'd still expect good things from him.


I'll not be so magnanimous. Whoever doesn't like Moon= FARK YOU!
 
2013-02-01 03:09:33 AM  
We ahve to agree, it won't be a warcraft movie without......


LEEEEEERRRROOOYYYYYYYY............................................... . ...
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...................................................................JE N KINS!!!
 
2013-02-01 03:10:25 AM  

xenomorpheus: We ahve to agree, it won't be a warcraft movie without......


LEEEEEERRRROOOYYYYYYYY............................................... . ...
.........................
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...................................................................JE N KINS!!!


How do you make a live action movie about a group of people that are upset that they're all dead?
 
2013-02-01 04:09:39 AM  
The movie will be a love story/drama about Mankrik's long search for his missing wife.
 
2013-02-01 04:14:23 AM  

Hand Banana: The movie will be a love story/drama about Mankrik's long search for his missing wife.


5 minutes to find her body, a lifetime to avenge..
 
2013-02-01 07:47:06 AM  
I want an Everquest movie.  The party is moving through the forest in west karana.  Up some hills and OH MY GOD A CYCLOPS!

Warrior: quick everyone, run diagonally!!
Party: wtf..really?
Warrior: Yes!  He won't be able to catch us!
Party: okay...
proceeds to run diagonally
party: hey...it's working!  How long do we run?
Warrior: To the other side of that invisible line to east karana.
party: invisible line...what the hell are you ........LOADING..........
 
2013-02-01 01:12:13 PM  

Crudbucket: Shadowknight: When I sat down one night, I let out a resigned sigh and realized this is how I felt when I was getting ready to go to work at the last job I hated. I was paying to do a job that I didn't even like.

Exactly why I stopped playing any kind of MMO. The first time some guild member tried chewing us out by saying, "You all need to be taking this more seriously!!!" I was done.


Same here, WoW was fun when I was just running around bullshiatting with my friends, then it became "serious" and a farking "job" with raiding. Our guild disintegrated due to infighting about raiding.

/Met hubby on WoW so it was worth it
 
2013-02-02 09:06:37 PM  

Gunther: Source code is amazing as long as you turn it off about 10 minutes before the end so you get a nice bittersweet ending instead of a ludicrous ultra-mega-happy ending.


Uh dude died at the end.   That whole thing with him seeing that building in Chicago that he keeps getting flashes of.  Thats him going into the light. No im not joking.  The end is him going into his own personal "heaven"
 
2013-02-03 12:33:48 AM  

shortymac: Crudbucket: Shadowknight: When I sat down one night, I let out a resigned sigh and realized this is how I felt when I was getting ready to go to work at the last job I hated. I was paying to do a job that I didn't even like.

Exactly why I stopped playing any kind of MMO. The first time some guild member tried chewing us out by saying, "You all need to be taking this more seriously!!!" I was done.

Same here, WoW was fun when I was just running around bullshiatting with my friends, then it became "serious" and a farking "job" with raiding. Our guild disintegrated due to infighting about raiding.

/Met hubby on WoW so it was worth it


Raid butthurt has destroyed many o' guild. To be honest I'm hoping LFR has fixed a lot of those issues so people that want the phat lewtz can still get along in a fun guild that isn't in the business of raiding. I once upon a time was an officer in a guild during BC where it was at least a 6 hour commitment each night to raid and do all the crap that you had to do to be "Raid Ready." Not missing those days but I did meet a lot of cool people back then too so it was not all bad.
 
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