This post took a most unexpected turn as I wrote it. When I first started writing, the title was “Why the Warcraft Movie Will Suck.”
Believe it or not, my feelings on this movie had nothing to do with the banner image above that was released at Comic Con. No, my dislike for the movie started well before the trolls got all up in arms because “the font looks more like Starcraft rather than Warcraft” and “the logo doesn’t look like the game.” That was just secondhand chatter that I heard from online sources. If you want to see some real nerd venom, look at the Youtube comments for the Warcraft Logo clip.
Why don’t you just take the fucking official Warcraft logo instead of coming up with some shitty fanfiction-tier logo?
That’s what I feared would happen with the movie.It’ll be a generic blockbuster kind of movie made by producers that aren’t fans of the Warcraft series and see this as a way to make money.You sir,have just confirmed all of our fears.We wanted a movie that would pay tribute to our universe,not another Die Hard 5 or 300 or whatever the fuck the other generic movies nowadays are.
This is the level of nerd rage generated by a ten second clip of the fucking title credit. This is why Legendary is hoping to target fantasy movie fans, not just World of Warcraft fans. Anyone who has played WoW for any length of time knows how
unhinged fanatical the fanbase can be. The fact that the movie is supposedly being shot with an Alliance bias is enough to have folks teary-eyed with fists tightly clenched, setting effigies of Chris Metzen on fire after peppering them with handfuls of their own warm and watery feces. You really don’t know what you’re going to get when it comes to the World of Warcraft fans. It’s a love/hate/lovehate kind of thing that needs to be monitored and controlled with medication.
Which leads me to defending a movie that I knew, I just knew, was going to suck brown toilet water. It still might, but I’m becoming less inclined to believe that.