Seeing the movie gave me a feeling of nostalgia and I find myself wishing my old software would run on my current PC. Wait! A quick search just brought me to a site where you can download the original game that has been setup to play on a modern computer. I'm going to put the link here, but keep in mind that I haven't actually taken the time to try it out yet so I can't comment on the safety or quality of the download. Be sure to comment if you try the download and let us all know how it works.
Updated info: The link above leads to a site that requests payment for unlimited downloads with tech support. They have a price for 1 day of unlimited downloads and another for 1 month of unlimited. I did see, however that they also offer free download at slower speed and with no tech support. I received info on another site whose old game downloads are free. Here's the link:
Back to the movie....
It appears that the critics don't like it. But is seems that Gamers are enjoying it in spite of the negative reviews. I found an interesting article on CNET giving reviews from 2 different viewpoints. Someone to plays WoW vs. some who doesn't
I gasped at the beauty of Ironforge and smiled when I recognized Stormwind. Seeing the Gryphon in Goldshire interacting with Lothar was heart-warming. I nudged my friend in the ribs, and she whispered "Murloc!", as we both spotted one in the the background and heard the familiar gargle. I actually looked down at my phone at that point, because the sound of a murloc is my notification ringtone and I have been conditioned to check my phone when I hear a murloc. The whole theater laughed out loud when Khadgar sheeped an enemy during a fight. That polymorph spell is one I always look for a chance to use when playing my human Mage.
I thought the story line was a bit predictable, but that did not bother me in the least. For me, it was the visuals that really made the movie special. The scenery was so familiar and beautiful. I was delighted to see my beloved Azeroth and its characters come to life on the big screen. I sure hope it does well enough in the box office to allow them to start production on the next one quickly.
I look forward to hearing your opinions about the movie. Either comment here or on the facebook post. I will add some of the reviews as I receive them. (Now I'm going to check out the classic download to see if it run on my machine!) See you in Azeroth.
Here's what you are saying about the movie:
J. Gross (Oregon) said: "My brain knows that Warcraft wasn't a great movie. This isn't a movie for film critics. Its a movie for the legion of fans around the world that love Warcraft and will be excited to see the movie no matter what. I loved it. I loved seeing that sweeping shot of Ironforge, I loved the glimpses of Stormwind, Westfall, and the Redridge Mountains we get to see. OMG at that polymorph spell! The other surprising thing about the movie was that it got me more interested in the history and the backstory, and I plan to read some of the Warcraft books. Regardless of how well the movie does here, it sounds like it is a super hit in China and we'll get a sequel no matter what. Here's hoping..."
B Sexton (Mississippi) said: "I absolutely loved the movie!!! Josh I agree with you, I now want to go read the books, and for me, thats saying a lot, I hate to read!!! I also want to see about getting the older games and go back to the beginning!! I have many different characters, and I even have a orc. It brought the game to life even more than it already was for me. I cant wait to see what they come up with next, not only in the game, but I am also hoping there will be another movie!!! I plan on watching this one over and over!!!!!"
B. Westby (Oregon) said: "I was entertained!! I thought it was so cool to see all these NPC's come to life!"
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