Certainly The Lord of the Rings trilogy was the greatest fantasy-based films ever made. It was ground-breaking, state of the art, and can be summarized in one word: "AWESOME!"
However, these movies came out years ago (can't believe it's been that long already) and technology has even come farther and better. That's where the World of Warcraft movies come in. If there was another fantasy-based story that can surpass the Lord of the Rings is World of Warcraft. WoW has become like the Star Wars for video games, and it's not just huge in North America but all over the world.
But this is the big "IF" question here and one that is solely in the hands of the developers and filmmakers and that is, it all boils down to the script. If the story delivers than the WoW movie will surpass The Lord of the Rings, but it has to be good....and of course the actors/actresses need to be good and the director has to be a good one.
I think WoW can surpass LotR...but we'll see what happens.
2009 is the year Blizzard literally takes over the WORLD....(OF WARCRAFT)! :D
Ugh~I think y`all missed my point!
I wasn't talking about Tolkien's literally merits or about the author and the books themselves. I was talking about film terms. Even crap makes money at the box-office. Spider-Man 3 or Shrek 3 anyone? :roll:
I was talking about fantasy pertaining to cinema and its successes. Right now LoTR, "as films," is the best fantasy-based cinemas created. So my question was, does WoW have the potential to surpass LoTR as movies and its success at the box-office.
No diss on the author or the novels...I'm talking about movies, flicks, places where we take our dates and eat popcorn where crappy directors and films can make money even though they're trash.
So that's what I'm talking about: as movies, does WoW have the potential to surpass what Peter Jackson and his crew did with LoTR?