"Would" have been about? So we will never get another film? Just get Netflix to do it!
I've been saying for years that they should make a streaming service series. There is so much lore in warcraft and I think a series do a better job of presenting a richer story than movies. Would also love a Overwatch series in the style of their first cinematic.
I've heard the original cut of the movie is much, much better. I'd kill to have it. Petition for a director's cut. We deserve it.
the first movie alone felt like it was 3 movies worth of content shoved into 1 movie. unless you played the games you would have no idea what was happening, it's best the movie series stays dead there was no way to make it work unless you really did start with WC3 story. that's where most people decided the lore was cool enough to look into. no one cared about WC1 or 2 lore until after WC3, and even then I would say WoW is what brought people to WC3 mostly and THAT triggered a curiosity of lore. the WC1 or 2 isn't interesting really on it's own unless you really already know the characters/locations.
too much focus on orcs.
Thank god he didn't. His idea for a second film makes no sense. They could have easily made it follow the lore, it didn't need to be changed and it could've been way better. A tauren in the second war? No thank you. A movie about Thrall in an interment camp? That isn't even Warcraft 2, that stuff happened in the books after the game came out. The second war is the coolest war in Warcraft history and he wanted to gloss over it and use it as a stepping stone for a third film. I hope in 15 years we get a reboot so they can do the story justice.
God please no. I would've preferred if that movie was never made. I get that it's an insane amount of work to do a completely digital movie, but that's what the Warcraft universe needs in order to properly operate. Please no half live action nonsense. Wasn't the lore kinda off in that movie too?
The movie was so bad. If you want to continue this project, please hire another director, the more credible one. Please.
I remain amazed at the people who keep insisting the movie didn't make sense. I thought it was going to be awful all through its long development hell, but the promotional stuff that came out right before intrigued me enough I gave it a chance. My husband and I enjoyed it a great deal. My parents ended up going and took our kids with them. My parents have no knowledge of Warcraft at all (and how much of the story my kids understood four years ago was probably not high). All of them loved it. My parents had no trouble following the story at all. I honestly think the critics killed it here domestically before it had a chance. I saw reviews complaining about things like it not being like LotR or GoT, like that was somehow a bad thing.
Warcraft, the first game, had a couple of quite interesting plot points who made it stand over the others. While some were kept, like the orcs having a story and not just being ugly enemies to beat, the arc for Garona and Stormwind not being destroyed, make it look like a generic, unoriginal, dull movie with no interest.Game of Thrones had a great success bringing interesting plots to the table on the media. Now compare Duncan's view with the original Warcraft plot:- Garona has not a love interest on Lothar (the prototype hero) but on Medivh (the prototype prophet) and had a son together.- The human capital does not stand and gets destroyed, the humans have to flee to the northern kingdoms and form the Alliance to fight back.- A noble from Alterac befriends the nobility of Stormwind and when they retake their land, sends his daughter to stand by the prince. Both turn out to be the dragons Deathwing and Onyxia. Meanwhile his important point of WC2 is Thrall befriending some made up tauren.Not to mention that Grom Hellscream, who ends on being the one who redeems the orcs by killing (and dying to) Mannoroth, speaks a grand total of 0 lines in the movie, being just a hulk standing around.The problem is not doing a bad job, it's doing it with such a fantastic source material. Metzen had a cameo, and got cut, I think that demonstrates how much disrespect they had for the franchise. So, I'm happy these movies don't continue and maybe, some day, we happen to have a decent adaptation.PS: And to be fair, the actors and effects were more than appropriate, quite good, with their lights and shadows of course.
Granted, I know nothing at all about filmmaking (so of course I have an opinion on it lol), but the Warcraft movie felt like the studio was putting way too much pressure on it. It felt like a movie being pulled in two directions: a basic fantasy movie anyone can watch with all the familiar beats including a tepid B-side romance, and a Warcraft movie more faithful to the story, even if the story was a little too dense for non-fans to get all of it. From what I know of Jones I'm pretty sure the tepid generic fantasy was the studio's input and the Warcraft pretty much all on Jones' side.
I don't see why we couldn't get a Netflix CGI animated series in the vein of Clone Wars or Rebels.
I really think that the plot for the Warcraft movie was not the right entry point for the for the first movie. I think that Arthas' story would have been a much better telling.
For WoW in particular, I don't know why they need to rewrite anything. Just take events in the books and in lore and film them. Cut out extraneous "gather 500 pristine canines from alpha frostwolves" crap. OR, they could cover concurrent events in the timelines not covered in the books and in the lore explicitly.I don't know why the film made the changes they did... but I still enjoyed it for what it was. I hope there might still be more to come... but honestly, I feel like this material would be better served by a Netflix/Amazon/Hulu series. Similar to what we've seen for Dark Crystal, Witcher, and the Mandalorian. It gives us more time to bond with characters and understand what is going on (for those unfamiliar with lore) with reduced pressure for heavy edits/cutting of established lore.
can't wait to see what's next