In the "metro asked Duncan about a sequel" part, second sentence, I believe he meant "lore" and not "law" could just be me though:)
Wow, for so many people whom dislike the Warcraft movie, sure is alot of folks on here who still have something to say about it...
I loved the film, despite the lore differences (rule of cool and similar tropes etc.) and I would love to see a sequel.Yes, Warcraft the movie wasn't 100% faithful to the original games or books, but I can understand the issues they had while making it.I just wish that the actors had all agreed on how to pronounce the various places, because that's one of my biggest peeves. That and Travis Fimmel was horrendous.
I liked the movie a lot, especially the title theme by Ramin Djawadii. Also, changes had to be made because it's an adaptation. I loved all the easter eggs like the murloc or the summoning stone. I really hope there will be a sequel, because this has potential.
The one change I really had a problem with in the movie was they made Orgrim Frostwolf instead of Blackrock which I felt made the stuff he did in the movie unbelievable considering he betrayed his best friend, his chieftain, and his whole clan. At least if they kept him as a Blackrock he would have only betrayed his best friend like they did in WoD. Even though that xpack was horrible at least his betrayal of his friend for his people and clan was believable but in the movie his betraying his clan which the Frostwolves saw members of their clan like members of a family seems unlikely, out of character, and people who say Grommash got off easy in WoD should also look at Orgrim here where he got a punch in the gut for his betrayal instead of being executed, at least Grommash was tortured by a demon before we came in to save him.
The sequel is already in the works :))
The film was good like a big cinematic. It showed places in more realistic sizes, what is impossible in WoW because of technical issues. But a plot is horrible distorted. I don't think I would understand it without knowledge about game story. If it was closer to Warcraft I, it would be much better.
I actually liked the movie and bought the blue-ray .. unfortunately in the US many already had their minds made up going into it before they ever watched italso people like to complain and will find a reason to complain and yes I am complaining about people complaining
The movie itself was just plain bad. Trying to toss blame to critics, movie goers, etc for the poor reception of this film is absurd and grasping at straws to the simple reality the movie lacked anything substantial to make it worth mentioning. If it didnt have "Warcraft" splashed on it it would have been just like any other Uwe Boll film, taking rich lore, characters, and setting, then completely disregarding them all, tossing them in a blender, and making a new everything specifically for the movie that vaguely resembles the source material. At the end of the day it was a movie meant to appeal to a larger audience at the sacrifice of the lore but really it lost the very things that made it popular in a cash grab attempt.
Warcraft was a quite good movie. Not the best one, I would rate it with a solid 7/10. But, it did break the curse of all movies based on computer games are a disaster.
The movie being an alternate reality lorewise is the best aproach. What I wish is some game-insight for the books. I don't really want a game where I get to arest Garrosh, see him to face a trial and out of the blue he's free on Draenor. A cinematic, a quest line, some in-game animation... anything to fill that kind of gap would be nice.
I really enjoyed the movie, and I thought it was an honest adaptation of the idea of Warcraft onto the screen. My only complaint about it was it felt rushed, and I have a feeling some of that was caused by the politics, as Duncan Jones mentioned a few times. I respect the hell out of him for agreeing to take this movie. I think almost any other director would have flopped horribly, and yet his interpretation was a terrific success outside the U.S.From the get-go this movie was advertised as being based on the Warcraft lore, so anyone who paid attention should have known it would deviate from canonical lore right away. I think given the scope of what Jones and his team were trying to tackle, they did a solid job with the storytelling. As I said before the pacing was a little bit off, and other posters here have pointed out issues with passage of time - Garona learning Common, Khadgar not ageing, etc. - but they can only do so much. They had a fixed amount of time to tell the story of the First War, and given those constraints they did a great job.Of the folks I've talked to about the movie, I see generally two camps: (1) people that appreciated it for what it was, an ambitious take on the Warcraft universe, and; (2) lore elitists. Too many people expected to see 100% canonical lore for 100 minutes for some unknown reason and were angry they didn't get something they weren't promised. I hope that the foreign markets provided enough of a positive response to get this movie a sequel. I felt like a wide-eyed kid again when I watched this movie. Seeing a living, breathing Stormwind was absolutely breathtaking. I have always wished for a way to experience a more 1:1 representation of Azeroth and I hope we can see more of the major locales of Azeroth in the future. I think everyone wants to see a giant Teldrassil, a regal Silvermoon City, and a Thunder Bluff overlooking the plains. That kind of experience is objectively badass and I will fight anyone who disagrees.