Friday, July 24, 2009

World of Warcraft: The Movie

Okay, so we've probably all read that the upcoming World of Warcraft movie will be directed by Sam Raimi (Army of Darkness, Spiderman). This is unlikely to make any difference to my policy of ignoring all game-based movies, unless Bruce Campbell is cast in it. And even then, only if he's given a leading role.

The idea of a World of Warcraft movie still strikes me as being a lot like Penny Arcade's vision of the Dungeon Siege movie, only with worse dialogue, as Dungeon Siege, being a single player game, didn't have to contend with a torrent of two and three letter abbreviations being spewed into the chat window by its protagonists.

Perhaps, for added authenticity, they could have the characters speak like actual players of the game, and then provide subtitles for the rest of us, who would have no idea what on earth they were talking about. It would make it seem like some sort of strange foreign film, which would instantly increase its appeal with the arty crowd.

I imagine it might look something like this:

Or perhaps:


  1. ;)

  2. It is NEVER the healer's fault!

  3. Bruce Campell is a legend! check him out in Burn Notice :) classic!