|I'd played Warcraft III before then, but didn't have the internet until that year too.|
|Look at this sweet poster I got|
It was....kinda in the middle to be honest.
I will say I think they did a good job with the story. The events of the movie are pretty much how things play out in actual WoW lore. I'm just not very familiar with that part of the lore. It covers the beginning whereas I'm more familiar with the events of Warcraft III and World of Warcraft. I know some of the stuff before then thanks to the books but even I had to read up on the story when I got home. Unfortunately Paul wasn't as big a fan of the thing as me. But I liked it. That was what mattered. I expect I'll like the sequels more as they'll deal with the aspects of the story I'm more familiar with.
As a movie though it kinda wasn't that great. The story was good, but they did a really bad job of telling it. There was a lot of stuff that wasn't explained, some that was explained badly, and scenes that happen without any setup at all. Which is odd because they did things to set up sequels, such as introducing us to baby Thrall and young Varian Wrynn.
Still, I was entertained and I hope there are some sequels. The game also did a good job of pulling me back into Warcraft. I already got my hands on some of those books I mentioned earlier. The second one, called The Last Guardian, will be roughly the story of the movie. I also plan on picking the game back up over the summer. My Constant Companion, for there is no better word for her, is working at a summer camp. So I'll be alone and without anything to do for most of the summer. I plan on buying a three month subscription.
It'll take me about that long to get sick of it again.
I can say I'm very engrossed in the books though. I haven't read a book like this in a long time.