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09-03-2010, 18:49
So the 40K UltraMarine movie hit theaters last week, you get ready to hit your local game store the next week for some models/paint/pick up game, what happens?

How is the face of GW and 40k forever changed by the movie?

Ramius4
09-03-2010, 18:50
Nothing. The movie isn't going to be in theatres. Straight to DVD IIRC.

Besides, I don't play games in game stores. Eww.

ltsobel
09-03-2010, 18:53
even more smurfs, the heresy of non ultramarine space marines must be eradicated :P

Lord Damocles
09-03-2010, 19:08
-Lord Damocles enters gaming store and approaches group of regular wargamers-

Lord Damocles: 'Yo, yo! What up hombres?'

Wargamer 1: 'Top o' the mornin' to ye squire'

wargamer 2: 'So, anyone seen the Ultramarine movie yet?'

Wargamer 1: 'Yeah, a copy found it's way onto my hard drive...'

Lord Damocles: 'Did anyone else notice that four minutes in when the Land Raider appears it has thirteen plain track links between eagle links? Honestly, you'd have thought that someone would have picked up on that gaff...'

Wargamer 1: 'Wha-'

Wargamer 2: 'Oh dear, he's off on one again...'

Lord Damocles: '...or that the Sergeant has a blue helmet instead of red? I mean really...'

-Several hours pass as Lord Damocles bores anyone and everyone within earshot of the myriad flaws and background errors in the movie (and this was only after watching it once. Best hope he never sits down to watch it a second time...-

Lord Damocles: '...And that's not to mention that during the main battle scene the Marine with the mark eight helmet fired thirty-six shots without reloading - which is more than the capacity of a Bolter clip. Other than that it was fine though. Pity Brian Blessed wasn't in it'.

Wargamer 1: 'let us never speak of that again'.

duffybear1988
09-03-2010, 19:34
hahahahahahahaha that will so be me after I watch it... although to be fair I will probably lock myself in the house for a day or two and watch it on repeat :D

totgeboren
09-03-2010, 20:16
I think its good that it at least wont hit theatres.

"A movie that fans will enjoy"? C'mon, that's just polite talk for a movie that will need you to be a fan in the first place to enjoy.

On the other hand, I think AvP was a great movie, but everyone else I know think it sucks. Might be because I'm a fan, and if it pans out that way, I'm happy. :)

Archangel_Ruined
09-03-2010, 22:59
I've heard a lot of crazy, stupid opinions on internet forums in the past, but even hinting that AvP was a great movie, let alone actually declaring this madness to the world, has to take the biscuit. That film both sucks and blows, the only complement I can bear to level at it is: "Well, it's better than the sequel...". Please don't let GW produce something on a par with that tosh, although given their track record in publishing I'm not holding out too much hope.

Lothlanathorian
09-03-2010, 23:09
AVP was good. Sequel was great. Archangel is deluded. 40K movie will be enjoyable.

Archangel_Ruined
09-03-2010, 23:24
Whilst I may be deluded in many strange and wonderful ways I assure I am not wrong on the AvP films (I own both of them due to their inclusion in a boxed set). They are awful. Actually, no, that is an understatement, they are at least 7 different kinds of awful. I fear that the GW film will just be a fan flick, which translates, roughly at least, as 'crap film'. Films made for a preselected, ruthlessly targetted and virtually captive audience are always rubbish, as in all fairness there is no reason for them to be anything different. It's the exact same story with RPG plots, you get exactly what you'd expect. If you're a fan of whatever genre of whatever thing it is you'll enjoy the next dollop of gumpf served up to you, if you're a little more objective or detatched then it's unlikely to rock your world. Before anyone tries to shout me down on this self evident truth just ask yourself why all the best examples of any genre are considered so, it's because they invariably move the game on in some way and as such appeal to a wider audience in the process.

Orktavius
09-03-2010, 23:38
I'm with Archangel with this if only because of his opinion on AVP. First one I could almost...ALMOST stand watching....the second one was a giant steaming pile of awful and only left me amused for the few seconds it took for the small child to be killed off cause he was an annoying little twit. Both AVP movie were so bad they went through good back to bad several times before likely arriving at film history's 9th lvl of bad film hell. I don't go to every movie expecting awesome acting, dialogue, action or plot...I go to a movie expecting it to be what it is I have a different set of expectations when I'm watching an action movie like shoot em up then I would when watching a movie such as Schindler's list....but AVP......all I wanted was to be entertained and it couldn't even do that with it's many levels of terrible. If they make a third installment of that crap I will personally set the homes of every studio exec and producer who thought it was a good idea on fire...with them in it...and their kids as Darwin needs an apperance -_-

Boogersmcgee
09-03-2010, 23:41
Until I see otherwise, I will expect it to be the same quality as the direct to DvD marvel releases. Decent releases but nothing to write home about.

duffybear1988
09-03-2010, 23:55
Im quite shocked they actually put forward the money to hire such well known people to work on the movie.


Also AvP wasnt that bad, I enjoyed it for what it was - a beer and pizza movie that you watch with the lads when you cant afford to go out on the razz.

Archangel_Ruined
09-03-2010, 23:58
They'll have a very good idea of how much the film will make in DVD sales as they already know how many copies of the BL books they shift, it's pretty much the same audience. With that in mind they'll have a good idea of what budget they can agree without fear of losing a shed load of cash.

Mannimarco
10-03-2010, 00:00
AvP was garbage, ok the first 1 was tolerable but the second was some kind of crappy teen horror with characters nobody could care about whether they lived or died, oh yeah and it killed a kid and a bunch pf pregnant women "cuz its shocking innit" Actually, no its not, its just mindless shocks for mindless shocks sakes

ok on topic: Im liking the fact it will have some big names in it but I still predict a dvd which basically screams at you "go buy some marines! look how awesome they are and how easily they kill everything!"

TheShadowCow
10-03-2010, 00:04
Pity Brian Blessed wasn't in it'.


BRIAN BLESSED will be featured in a cameo role, playing a Vespid Strain Leader.

"STAND BY MY WASP MEN!! DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!!!"

duffybear1988
10-03-2010, 00:09
AvP was garbage, ok the first 1 was tolerable but the second was some kind of crappy teen horror with characters nobody could care about whether they lived or died, oh yeah and it killed a kid and a bunch pf pregnant women "cuz its shocking innit" Actually, no its not, its just mindless shocks for mindless shocks sakes


in the same way that movies like saw and hostel are utter pants... in fact i really liked aliens vs predator compared to them

Mannimarco
10-03-2010, 00:16
agreed they were garbage as well but we're going OT

Kravunhive
10-03-2010, 00:32
BRIAN BLESSED will be featured in a cameo role, playing a Vespid Strain Leader.

"STAND BY MY WASP MEN!! DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!!!"

That could be THE most funniest thing to include in this movie. I actually think they could pull this off. The director made the London Olympic promo vid which helped us win The Games...

Dan Abnett wrote the screenplay. Thats a winner in my book. Eisenhorn i totally loved and GG is great. Hopefully the lines aren't too predictable... "For the Emperor!" and all that...

As for AvP... nothing makes sense in that movie. AvP 2 wasn't worth the film it was printed on. Toilet paper would have been better. The musical score is a mash up between the pred and alien movies and doesnt work at all. Homage? No, an insult. The characters are cardboard and the Ripley and Newt combo is a cheap recycling. The ending with hints of ANOTHER film is stupid. but you know its coming. Emperor help us

texancowboy
10-03-2010, 00:40
whens this movie supposed to come out? this is the first ive heard of it!!

Haunter!
10-03-2010, 01:25
I'm really hoping that it will inspire more 40k movies to be made. I'd personally like to see some focusing on some non-Imperium races. Ork movie anyone?

duffybear1988
10-03-2010, 01:36
what im hoping for is a slaaneshi cultist movie :D

King in Yellow
10-03-2010, 03:19
My vote is for a tau/kroot buddy comedy.

Tomalock
10-03-2010, 03:54
I foresee a romantic tragedy about a pink horror named Abbot and a Daemonette named Shirley. Their families have a longstanding feud, but they fall in love at a party in Nurgle's garden. It is a tale of star crossed lovers....

Promethius
10-03-2010, 09:52
I think we'll get a lot of moaning from various people about how bad the movie is. Seriously, does anyone expect this to be good? (of course, won't stop me buying it).

And for the record, avp is great as a beer and popcorn movie. Not so good if you're sober.

taffeh
10-03-2010, 10:39
AvP was garbage, ok the first 1 was tolerable but the second was some kind of crappy teen horror

So true...


BRIAN BLESSED will be featured in a cameo role, playing a Vespid Strain Leader.

IM BRAIN BLESSED!

or another 1 of my favorites...

GORDON'S ALIVE??


@OP - after watching the film, I am probibily going to get up, go to the loo, then make some food... cannot say more than that, other than I dont do smurfs!

Although I'm passionate about WH, I dont find myself as 'expectant' as I was of the Transformers films - I really threw my toys out of the pram after Bay destroyed my first childhood love - especially with the 2nd 2:30 hour jaunt of basically moving images to show off Megan Fox in interesting camera angles..

Lothlanathorian
10-03-2010, 10:54
what im hoping for is a slaaneshi cultist movie :D

They're all over the internet.


An Ork-centric film would be win, awesome, super and some sort of deliciously tangy sauce. I'll have two, please.

AvP did a non-fail job of connecting W-Y, why they were looking for those monsters, the Predators and why they like Earth so much and it did it all without absolutely boy-loving the whole of the continuity of either series.

AvP:R was made to make money. It was a cardboard monster movie and I loved every frelling second of it and would violently defend that filthy wh***s honor, good sir.


The Ultrasmurf movie, whether it is war-porn or solid, Oscar-worthy awesome, is going to get torn asunder in here and defended with equal fervor. Not everyone is going to be happy with it and there will only be one poaster with a middle of the road opinion. One. Not two. Not three. One. Just one. No one will read his post.

AmasNagol
10-03-2010, 11:09
I am happy to see GW actually trying to utilise their IP in an exciting way. The end result, I can not comment on, but I am wholeheartedly supportive of their ambitions.

Thanatos_elNyx
10-03-2010, 11:19
If they released Eisenhorn as an animated TV Series, it would be awesome.

htj
10-03-2010, 11:23
AvP:R was made to make money.

It's a shame it didn't live up to the integrity of it's arthouse predecessor.

Killgore
10-03-2010, 12:23
I have a theory that most geeks download films rather than face the daylight to go out to the shops and buy them, and mother probably wont let them use the credit card to buy online anymore.

This is a shame as if sales are poor due to the core market being a bunch of pirates I think the chances of a sequal will be slim.

Never mind, ill have mine on pre-order, and if its got the amount of action promissed it could soon overtake transformers the movie as my favorate alcoholic drinking film.

Archangel_Ruined
10-03-2010, 15:54
Again, sometimes I read things on this site which make me wonder if I share anything in common with anyone here (or, actually, anywhere). AvP and the such are bearable as drinking films BECAUSE you're drinking, and offer opportunities to play fun games such as 'Drink everytime you think something happens but it's a bit too dark to see properly' or 'Drink every time you see some good acting'. Actually, don't play the second game, it ends in disappointment and sobriety, although the first game may lead to a ride in an ambulance. Good drinking films should be things like Fear and Loathing or Jacobs Ladder, or anything by Lynch. Films where drinking just helps to ease that nasty feeling that something quite wrong is happening and you're struggling to put your finger on just what that is. Hopefully, and I really am crossing my fingers on this one, the film they're making wont actually require alcohol to watch. Whilst the chances of it being a good film in the general 'enjoyed by a variety of objective people, including those rare and frightening creatures called women' sense are slim if I'm being generous, I'll be happy if it can go on the shelf without causing me to die a little inside whenever someone from the aforementioned group sees it. I love crap, tongue in cheek films but if this is going to take itself seriously I'm not pretentious enough to use the "I enjoy it in an ironic way" defence, don't make me hide my geek-lust away in a draw GW....

Lyinar
10-03-2010, 16:25
I'll definitely be purchasing the movie... I WANT more, and more ambitious, 40k movies made.

BrotherErekose
10-03-2010, 16:46
Pity Brian Blessed wasn't in it'.Lol.


BRIAN BLESSED will be featured in a cameo role, playing a Vespid Strain Leader.

"STAND BY MY WASP MEN!! DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!!!"They may as well find anyone else who was in I, CLADVIS. <--This is not meant to funny, but the drama was pretty much dialogue and that's what an animated feature needs. Good voices.

David Warner! A Chaos SM. Perhaps a WarMaster Horus flashback? Kevin Conroy?

Hey, screw the I, CLADVIS, cast; just any and all from Batman: The Animated Series.
:)
Huh, huh?

Thanatos_elNyx
10-03-2010, 16:47
I have a theory that most geeks download films rather than face the daylight to go out to the shops and buy them, and mother probably wont let them use the credit card to buy online anymore.

While this is true for me, if a movie or tv show is one that I am a fan of I make a point to purchase the DVD so that I...
a) Can see the extras and commentary, etc.
and
b) Support the franchise and help ensure I get more of the same.

Often the only reason I dwnld a show is because they aren't being shown on this side of the pond.

Mannimarco
10-03-2010, 16:50
I'll purchase the movie then come on here complaining they didnt get the guys who done Paxton Fettel and Hermes T Haights (look them up) voices, they're just great

goosebumps every time

totgeboren
10-03-2010, 18:26
What's with all the bashing in AvP? I mean, it had Aliens and Predators and a spaceship and a helicopter! How can that not be awesome? :D

I think the movie Ultramarines will be on par with Mutant Chronicles the movie.
And I will excuse it with the same line: "Well atleast the game is really kewl."

BigRob
10-03-2010, 19:06
What's with all the bashing in AvP? I mean, it had Aliens and Predators and a spaceship and a helicopter! How can that not be awesome? :D

I think the movie Ultramarines will be on par with Mutant Chronicles the movie.
And I will excuse it with the same line: "Well atleast the game is really kewl."

I think the real question is, why the AVP bashing when a better comparison would be "look at the Dungeons and Dragons Movie". That is a film made about a very popular game that many mainstream people consider "geeky". The film was terrible, made by people who didn't understand what D&D was, which resulted in the fans hating it and the regular joe bloggs public hating it.

The Ultramarines movie will have to tread a fine line to keep everyone happy. There will be hundreds of negative comments on here of course (have you looked at the blood angels whinethreads allready popping up?) but i am really hopeful as this could be the start of something good.

Lyinar
10-03-2010, 19:33
That kind of z0MG! T3h Sky is Failing!!!!11 overreaction that happens every time a new Codex or Army Book or new edition of an RPG comes out pales in comparison to the totally justified nerdrage directed toward the D&D movie, though.

It says something when the Sci-Fi Channel Original Picture sequel to your big-budget Hollywood movie is better.

I think this movie will be pretty good, though. The technology's finally getting to the point where you can have an engaging, gritty story told with CGI, Dan Abnett's written the screenplay, and the cast is actually GOOD.

Awilla the Hun
10-03-2010, 20:34
Abnett writes decentish sci fi thrillers, nothing more. This, at best, will be a decentish sci fi thriller.

I, however, can predict the reactions. (I will be going to GW High Wycombe tomorrow, hopefully, so I can test them out. Of course, if my A Level results are too bad, I may be busy pathetically walking around in small circles, and trying to work out how many hours of retakes I'll have to put in.)

A blueshirt, calling me "good sir", will ask me to buy a copy or several, probably with liberal use of a special offer involving me buying copies for myself, my friends, my family, and probably the entirety of Western Europe, in return for a half price Land Raider voucher that expires-Oh!-next Friday, by which they mean this Friday, but forget to tell me.

The veteran adult gamers (at least one of whom will have an interesting article of headgear) will shake their heads slightly, and return to painting their armies. They rarely seem to play with their armies, of course, so the precise purpose of this is lost on me.

My fellow teenagers, if they can be removed from discussing undressing their weapons officers in Star Trek: Online, will use the words "For", "The" and "Win" quite a lot. They will then start playing the Warhammer that I didn't bring in my model case.

Any younger people present will smile vaguely, and shrug, before staring intently at their intro game, often looking (to my jaded eyes) grotesquely small and innocent for a gaming world involving the slaughter of planets, the clash of howling daemon swords, and the quiet weeping of the bereaved as they are herded into death camps for ten thousand years on end. Some, probably, will turn to their parents (often slightly distracted and well heeled, but always on hand to dole out well meaning advice and encouragement, and recieve somewhat garbled explanations in return), and ask for a copy or two with startling eagerness. These, almost invariably, are bought. Probably with my special offer tacked on.

I will politely decline. If pushed, I will quietly and incomprehensibly rant about how much better other films and works of literature are likely to be.

Griffindale
10-03-2010, 20:48
I want Starship Troopers redone, but insert the word "tyranids" everywhere we hear the word bugs. Should be fantastic.

How hilariously awesome would it be if 40k became mainstream like Star Wars after the movie came out. I would laugh my ass off.

Vepr
10-03-2010, 20:49
This is a British production. The movie will be set in two or three rooms and will be all dialogue. ;) :p

Archangel_Ruined
10-03-2010, 21:00
Actually, a thought just popped into my head. Final Fantasy (well, Square) made a film, in cgi, a few years back, it was released in 2001 so must have been made over a decade ago. I remember that it cost a fortune and did use the best technology there was at the time (it still doesn't look bad, an amazing feat given the age of the piece). This is a quick quote from wiki: "The film only grossed $85 million on a $137 million budget, and is blamed for the demise of its studio, Square Pictures.[3] It has been called a box office bomb." That wasn't an awful film, it looked good and had a plot worthy of any sci-fi offering. If that isn't a warning from history I'm not sure what is, although how GW avoid repeating the same failures is beyond me (again, bearing in mind this wasn't a bad film, had a much larger pre-existing fanbase than 40k and was, at the very least, a technical masterpiece).

baphomael
10-03-2010, 21:07
whens this movie supposed to come out? this is the first ive heard of it!!

Wow, what rock have you been hiding under :P news about it has been floating around for a while now. No release date yet, its still early days. All we know at this moment is its called 'Ultramarines', script written by Dan Abnett and the cast-list (which, I must say, is looking promising). Oh, and the odd bit of concept art.

Keldaur
10-03-2010, 21:12
This is a British production. The movie will be set in two or three rooms and will be all dialogue. ;) :p

Hahaha. A kroot with jamaican accent would be cool.

I am agree with some post earlier, yeah AvP is not great, but it has aliens and predators, and that's pretty much what i wanted to see. Starship troopers sucks, but to the hell with me if i didn't enjoy the fights on the movie. C'mon, tons of bugs decapitating people while they are getting shot? I don't need to be braindead to enjoy that, or do i ? :(
I hope the smurfs go against tyranids on that movie, please just don't use orks >.<.

Lyinar
10-03-2010, 23:23
Just look at the intro video to World of Warcraft, made only three years after Final Fantasy landed in theaters with a resounding thud, and the one for Wrath of the Lich King, four years after that. That quality of work has only gotten cheaper and easier to do along the way, and with a competent writer and awesome voice cast, I figure a feature-length 40k CGI movie would work.

Draconian77
11-03-2010, 00:03
I'm still not sure about the whole thing. Using Guardsmen with a smattering of Marines (of any flavour) might have made it appeal a little more to other audiences and if the villains turn out to be Orks, I don't think the non-GW fans will really "get it".

Still, I am mindlessly enthusiastic about the idea of a 40k film. :D

Mannimarco
11-03-2010, 00:18
its straight to DVD, chances are the only people who will see it will be the fans anyway (and those unforunate enough to have a fan sit them down and force them to watch it with them :D)

lowmanjason
11-03-2010, 00:30
so where can i find this movie?

Lame Duck
11-03-2010, 00:48
I would prefer a load of 20 min long conflicts (completely unrelated). Just forget making a a full film, just do 3 or more different battles with different match ups. Maybe even shorts like marine try outs or a former commisars fall into a penal legion etc. Lots of shorts could work far better than a generic, stretched story.

Mabd
11-03-2010, 02:05
Actually, a thought just popped into my head. Final Fantasy (well, Square) made a film, in cgi, a few years back, it was released in 2001 so must have been made over a decade ago..... (snipped for space)

I guess the biggest difference is that Final Fantasy wouldn't have had a movie like Avatar paving the way for it; which, let's be fair, was gorgeous to watch, but absolute rubbish in the story/plot department.

I'm guessing if you open Ultramarines with a gritty, near photo-realistic 40k version of Saving Private Ryan's opening you'd get some traction (even virally). If you have Space Sharpe, or Space Hornblower, or even Space Pride and Prejudice... yeh, we're goin' down, sir!

duffybear1988
11-03-2010, 02:24
Come on we all know its going to end up as a '12A' movie with blood and guts kept to a minimum just to appease all the parents of the young crowd that play warhammer these days :( no swearing, killing, crazed murder, pillaging, burning... excessive use of ammunition... nothing like that.

Its probably going to be made more like a CGI disney movie, or like the starship troopers CGI tv series (only slightly less bloody).

When in reality what we want is a 2 hour gore-fest filled with blood, guts, mutants and daemons.

Parents may even complain that it goes against their religious beliefs and such - a bit like how people moaned about the golden compass series of books and then the film, this is the century of the PC brigade after all.

baphomael
11-03-2010, 03:15
Parents may even complain that it goes against their religious beliefs and such - a bit like how people moaned about the golden compass series of books and then the film, this is the century of the PC brigade after all.

Although, the H.D.M series is something of a critique of organised religion though, kinda the Anti-Narnia, so thats hardly surprising really.


especially with the 2nd 2:30 hour jaunt of basically moving images to show off Megan Fox in interesting camera angles..

Thats not such a bad thing, though :p


This is a British production. The movie will be set in two or three rooms and will be all dialogue. ;) :p


And, y'know what, it'd probably be a better film if it was :p

Ironmonger
11-03-2010, 08:27
And, y'know what, it'd probably be a better film if it was :p

QFT.

I immediately thought 'Gods, not another 'The Spirits within!' when I heard the news, but as of right now I'm kinda in the recent DE holding pattern of 'cautiously optimistic':p. I'm just hoping we'll get at least a taste of battle-monk religious zeal-ism in it. I was reading my Compendium and Compilation earlier and a tear gently fell from mine eye...:cries:

And Archangel: I agree with about everything you've said in this thread. Watching AvP was like watching a devout Catholic see the Pope giv... no, never mind, a bit too dirty of a simile for here:shifty::angel:

Thanatos_elNyx
11-03-2010, 09:08
Yes, but can you eat popcorn to that type of movie ;)

Marine 1: [Enters room] Oh! er...oh.
Marine 2: hmm? Oh....just arranging some matches
...

Sorros
11-03-2010, 11:50
Just take Avatar, put Guardsmen and Sentinels in as the Humans, make them all evil and the main character just a guardsman. The Na'vi or whatever are Kroot, give them rifles, and suddenly we have a Kroot world vs Imperium.


On a serious note, considering how well Avatar did, my hopes for 40k shot up quite a bit. Cuz Avatar sucked.

Coasty
11-03-2010, 13:37
That could be THE most funniest thing to include in this movie. I actually think they could pull this off. The director made the London Olympic promo vid which helped us win The Games...

Actually, it was revealed a month after the vote that London only won because one of the judges was drunk and pressed the wrong button. So...yeah.

Anyway, Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within was long, dull and just not very good. It also had bugger all to do with Final Fantasy, really.

htj
11-03-2010, 13:42
Actually, it was revealed a month after the vote that London only won because one of the judges was drunk and pressed the wrong button. So...yeah..

And here I thought it was pity.

Satan
11-03-2010, 13:55
And here I thought it was pity.

No, 'cause then it would've ended up in Stockholm.

Back on topic: A tentative release date for the film would be nice. ANyone with tasty rumours?

Lord of Worms
11-03-2010, 13:58
On a serious note, considering how well Avatar did, my hopes for 40k shot up quite a bit. Cuz Avatar sucked.

QFT.

13 years on that script, James Cameron? Get real. Dan Abnett could have written a better script in an afternoon.

gwarsh41
11-03-2010, 14:59
Actually, a thought just popped into my head. Final Fantasy (well, Square) made a film, in cgi, a few years back, it was released in 2001 so must have been made over a decade ago. I remember that it cost a fortune and did use the best technology there was at the time (it still doesn't look bad, an amazing feat given the age of the piece). This is a quick quote from wiki: "The film only grossed $85 million on a $137 million budget, and is blamed for the demise of its studio, Square Pictures.[3] It has been called a box office bomb." That wasn't an awful film, it looked good and had a plot worthy of any sci-fi offering. If that isn't a warning from history I'm not sure what is, although how GW avoid repeating the same failures is beyond me (again, bearing in mind this wasn't a bad film, had a much larger pre-existing fanbase than 40k and was, at the very least, a technical masterpiece).
I think that was "Spirits within" and yes, it was a bit of a bucket of fail. The CG was impressive, I found that to be about it. Square hit one out of the park with their release in around 2005, straight to DVD "Advent Children" The CG was some of the best around, the movie felt like a 90min fight scene, and a kick ass fight scene at that! I doubt ultramarine will be able to compare to "Advent Children" in graphical quality and choreography, I am still looking forward to it though.

TheMav80
12-03-2010, 02:38
Actually, a thought just popped into my head. Final Fantasy (well, Square) made a film, in cgi, a few years back, it was released in 2001 so must have been made over a decade ago. I remember that it cost a fortune and did use the best technology there was at the time (it still doesn't look bad, an amazing feat given the age of the piece). This is a quick quote from wiki: "The film only grossed $85 million on a $137 million budget, and is blamed for the demise of its studio, Square Pictures.[3] It has been called a box office bomb." That wasn't an awful film, it looked good and had a plot worthy of any sci-fi offering. If that isn't a warning from history I'm not sure what is, although how GW avoid repeating the same failures is beyond me (again, bearing in mind this wasn't a bad film, had a much larger pre-existing fanbase than 40k and was, at the very least, a technical masterpiece).

Reminded me of this:
http://machall.com/view.php?date=2001-07-17

ehlijen
12-03-2010, 03:17
Ultramarines will suck. Hopefully it will be the starship troopers 3 kind of suck rather than the starship troopers 2 kind of suck, but suck it will and GW knows this (hence the DVD release).

I'm just hoping for the third movie in which something pops out of John Hurt's chest :p

Also, if you don't like Avatar, consider yourself disagreed with. If you think it's just pocahontas in space you're not getting the WoW critique in it or seem to be incapable of getting funny nerd references...

Cromwell Haarlock-Leth
12-03-2010, 03:34
Question 1: When is that movie supposed to be released?

Question 2: Could it be worse than "FF VII: Advent Children" sequel movie?

Question 3: Since it will be a GW product, how ultimately expensive will it be?

Ironmonger
12-03-2010, 05:45
13 years on that script, James Cameron? Get real. Dan Abnett could have written a better script in an afternoon.

This. Sig'd. Nice.:evilgrin:

Abnett writing the script is one of the reasons I've moved the 'how bad will this suck' metre up from 'Gods, I'll have to hear about this on Warseer for the rest of my life' to 'Cautiously Optimistic.'

laudarkul
12-03-2010, 06:19
The movie will bring a lot of 8-10 years persons in the hobby. And that could be painful for the older players. If the movie is a success in box office, then GW will have a perfect advertising so more players in the community/more movies (real actors).
I'm curios if the church will have complaints about the God-Emperor idea:D...

Radium
12-03-2010, 06:28
The movie will bring a lot of 8-10 years persons in the hobby. And that could be painful for the older players. If the movie is a success in box office, then GW will have a perfect advertising so more players in the community/more movies (real actors).
I'm curios if the church will have complaints about the God-Emperor idea:D...

The bright side of this is, of course, by the time those kids have fully painted armies they are old enough to play against. You only have to ignore them until that time :p.

I do have some confidence in the movie, and I'll buy it on release (just because it's 40k related!). It'll probably suck as a movie but it'll be great for the fans.

Logarithm Udgaur
12-03-2010, 08:55
My vote is for a tau/kroot buddy comedy.
I would buy that.


In the spirit of the OP, I do not see this changing much. GW already promotes Space Marines to an obscene degree, I do not see this changing in one way or the other any time.

Not everyone is going to be happy with it and there will only be one poaster with a middle of the road opinion. One. Not two. Not three. One. Just one. No one will read his post.I call dibs.

especially with the 2nd 2:30 hour jaunt of basically moving images to show off Megan Fox in interesting camera angles..I am guessing that all those shots avoided showing off her toe thumbs.

Tokugawa100
12-03-2010, 09:06
-Lord Damocles enters gaming store and approaches group of regular wargamers-

Lord Damocles: 'Yo, yo! What up hombres?'

Wargamer 1: 'Top o' the mornin' to ye squire'

wargamer 2: 'So, anyone seen the Ultramarine movie yet?'

Wargamer 1: 'Yeah, a copy found it's way onto my hard drive...'

Lord Damocles: 'Did anyone else notice that four minutes in when the Land Raider appears it has thirteen plain track links between eagle links? Honestly, you'd have thought that someone would have picked up on that gaff...'

Wargamer 1: 'Wha-'

Wargamer 2: 'Oh dear, he's off on one again...'

Lord Damocles: '...or that the Sergeant has a blue helmet instead of red? I mean really...'

-Several hours pass as Lord Damocles bores anyone and everyone within earshot of the myriad flaws and background errors in the movie (and this was only after watching it once. Best hope he never sits down to watch it a second time...-

Lord Damocles: '...And that's not to mention that during the main battle scene the Marine with the mark eight helmet fired thirty-six shots without reloading - which is more than the capacity of a Bolter clip. Other than that it was fine though. Pity Brian Blessed wasn't in it'.

Wargamer 1: 'let us never speak of that again'.

First off,

"Hombres":p "stifling laughter"

What up G, my homey:rolleyes:

Secondly are you saying that the movie has been made done and completed and you have seen it, or are you joking.?:confused: