Hey everybody, I'm 'The Freeman', I'm here to pose a question to the community, having about a month until it releases is anybody interested to go see the "Warcraft" movie?
Personally I wasn't even born when the first Warcraft game came out (being born in the late 90's) so I don't have any nostalgia for it or any of the other games in the Warcraft series having never played any of them either. But are you going to go see it? Personally for me I am going to go see it I think it looks like a cool fantasy movie and I think it'll be a good popcorn action movie to say the least but than I started seeing (and hearing) recent stuff about it and now I have good faith in it, don't get me wrong as we all know video movies DON'T have the best track record in the world (I know that the general reception wasn't great but I liked the Prince of Persia movie). We all have that eerie feeling inside that this movie is going to be mediocre or just plain awful, but here are some things I have found that could give you some insight that this movie might not be like the other VG movies.
before anything else here is the first trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhFMIRuHAL4
First, the filming finished in late may 2014, almost exactly two years ago. - http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/05/23/world-of-warcraft-movie-has-completed-filming.aspx
Second, They have been working on the VFX ever since and probably before they finished filming. - http://www.pcgamer.com/the-warcraft-film-is-pretty-much-a-finished-movie/
Also if anybody is curious Bill Westenhofer who did the VFX on 'Life Of PI' is the VFX supervisor for the film. - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/life-pi-vfx-supervisor-board-447306
Third, Gameinformer did a good interview with Duncan Jones (the Director on the project) about a week or two ago which I recommend for EVERYBODY to check out. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn8deG8M9tE The time stamp for the interview is 1:28:46
And Fourth, here is a featurette about the VFX for the film -
Now I know that I've talked about the animation a lot and I know that VFX doesn't make a good movie but you gotta give the movie credit, it looks beautiful. Now my fears for the film is the story is crap or the acting is bad or both but I have good faith in the film after the interview and I have confidence it will be good, maybe not great but at least good.
What I want (and probably everybody else out there) is for me to care about the characters on the Orc side of things, personally I think they're gonna do a good job on that but who knows they might not, also correct me if I'm wrong but being able to play both side's in the original game is what made that game good right?
Could it be crap? Maybe. Could it be good?
Maybe. So are gonna see it?
Also this is my first topic I've started how did I do?