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Scott Rouse wishes D&D III movie trailer was as good as this!


D&D 4th Edition (and Beyond)


En world has a thread on this have found a verison of this on you tube so I'll post it here and see what you think.

Shine on Me

I'm hoping this works but if you're interested here's the thread

Scott Rouse likes this


Rubs me the wrong way in the sense that I want to see more socially progressive fantasy worlds especially in the mass media and this does not appear to do that at all.

The acting looks really stilted as well.

Andoran

I didn't much care for it either; definitely not the kind of fantasy I'm looking for when I go to see a fantasy film.

Plus the singer is creepy looking.


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I don't get it. There is no way I could ever pretend to like that video more than either of the D&D movies. I paid to see the first one in theatre, and don't regret it. I wouldn't see it in a theatre again, but bought the dvd and felt it was worth it given all the extras. Bought the second and felt it was a good movie. Its not ever gonna be Star Wars, but come on, lets keep expectations reasonable. I look at them same as I do The Gamers; something fun to watch for a couple of hours. But that music video... oh the humanity! ~shudder~

Taldor

For those of us scoring at home, and maybe have lost track of what this is all about.... what is this? Presumably the soundtrack for the next D&D movie? I apologize if I am not following?

It looks like an MTV music video I may have missed from 1985, but I'll hold judgment until I know what I'm looking at....

What is this again?

Andoran

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I had a good laugh the first time through. All kidding aside, take out the clips of El Romeo singing and playing guitar and then you have the makings of an awesome B-rate cult flick at best - so long as it plays like Evil Dead II and doesn't try to take itself too seriously, e.g., Blood Rayne. PUKE!

Silver Crusade

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Gene wrote:
Plus the singer is creepy looking.

Well if they make a Elric movie, there yah go.

I couldn't watch if after he started singing, too "poppy" for me.

RM

Andoran

Haldir wrote:
Well if they make a Elric movie, there yah go.

Oh god you're right!

*shudders*

How did I not notice that...

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Man, that song is terrible, the singer has too long and narrow of a face to have such long and stringy hair, and the fantasy looks mediocre at best. So what's this have to do with D&D? I just want the last four minutes back.


my question is , will there be a 3rd D&D movie?

Taldor

MerrikCale wrote:
my question is , will there be a 3rd D&D movie?

...I heard the third edition of the d&d movie will be replaced by a 15 minute cartoon because they're trying to appeal to a new audience. Its actually an incoherent combination of little pieces of the old movies, but things have been "reconcepted", and it takes place 100 years in the future.


and here I thought you were going to say that the 3rd (edition) movie was going to be great until someone tried to grapple, and then proceed aimlessly with artistic shots of the actors looking lost while the director tried to figure out how many chances the monk should get to steal the princesses pendant while in a grapple with the badguy thrikreen.


Pax Veritas wrote:

For those of us scoring at home, and maybe have lost track of what this is all about.... what is this? Presumably the soundtrack for the next D&D movie? I apologize if I am not following?

It looks like an MTV music video I may have missed from 1985, but I'll hold judgment until I know what I'm looking at....

What is this again?

It's some Californian's music video - Chris Dane Owen's "Shine On" (i think that's the name). In essense, Scott Rouse (a WotC employee) posted it on ENWorld as a "rick-roll" (i.e. tricked others into believing it was a trailer for the 3rd D&D movie).

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Evil Genius wrote:
It's some Californian's music video - Chris Dane Owen's "Shine On" (i think that's the name). In essense, Scott Rouse (a WotC employee) posted it on ENWorld as a "rick-roll" (i.e. tricked others into believing it was a trailer for the 3rd D&D movie).

A real rickroll is better. Cause it's actually a good song. This, however, is just all around bad.


yoda8myhead wrote:
Evil Genius wrote:
It's some Californian's music video - Chris Dane Owen's "Shine On" (i think that's the name). In essense, Scott Rouse (a WotC employee) posted it on ENWorld as a "rick-roll" (i.e. tricked others into believing it was a trailer for the 3rd D&D movie).
A real rickroll is better. Cause it's actually a good song. This, however, is just all around bad.

It's bad because it's imitation 80's infused with Europop... Rick Roll is pure 80's baby!


cannot compete with the 2007 Eurovision entry from Switzerland, Vampires are alive, in terms of cheesiness or horrible pop sensibilities. Eurovision is serious business!


Evil Genius wrote:


It's some Californian's music video - Chris Dane Owen's "Shine On" (i think that's the name).

Its more forgivable in this case - if for no other reason then I suppose I don't expect lead singers in pop bands to be actors. Beyond that I still would rather it be more socially progressive but if some pop band I've never heard of is doing this almost in their basement, well then they can have whatever fantasy world they want. Not the same thing as a mass media release of what constitutes the fantasy genre to the public as would be the case with another D&D movie.


Guys, the Rouse posted it as a humour thread. Mind you the thread over on rpg.net has gone on for 2 pages with some people still not getting the joke...

Andoran

yoda8myhead wrote:
Evil Genius wrote:
It's some Californian's music video - Chris Dane Owen's "Shine On" (i think that's the name). In essense, Scott Rouse (a WotC employee) posted it on ENWorld as a "rick-roll" (i.e. tricked others into believing it was a trailer for the 3rd D&D movie).
A real rickroll is better. Cause it's actually a good song.

<blank stare>

I hope you are joking.


Pax Veritas wrote:
MerrikCale wrote:
my question is , will there be a 3rd D&D movie?
...I heard the third edition of the d&d movie will be replaced by a 15 minute cartoon because they're trying to appeal to a new audience. Its actually an incoherent combination of little pieces of the old movies, but things have been "reconcepted", and it takes place 100 years in the future.

I think this is more for the 4th edition of the D&D movie. And you forgot to show the scene where the rogue and paladin wander through town shouting "LF3M ThunderLabs need Heals".

As long as I am posting, I will add that I saw the first D&D movie on opening day in the theater while on detail in Washington DC. After the closing credits started rolling, most of the folks in the theater gave a bewildered "Huh", which translates into both "What just happened?" and "I wonder if I can get my money back."

I stumbled upon the second movie on the SciFi Channel, and I was more impressed by this film. No, neither should be compared to Star Wars or LotR, but the second D&D movie had far more potential than the first.

If they "acutally" made a third movie, I would probably rent it out of curiousity and hope for the best.


I thought they were the two worst movies in fantasy history. B-movie quality wouldn't even describe them. SCHLOCK.
It is a real shame that WOTC has the most awesome IP in fantasy and has not the slightest clue as to how to use it. I mean if circumstances were right they could trump WOW in the videogame field and LOTR in the film business, if only they had the right people on the projects. But then again i guess those caliber of people arent falling out of trees....

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XxAnthraxusxX wrote:

I thought they were the two worst movies in fantasy history. B-movie quality wouldn't even describe them. SCHLOCK.

It is a real shame that WOTC has the most awesome IP in fantasy and has not the slightest clue as to how to use it. I mean if circumstances were right they could trump WOW in the videogame field and LOTR in the film business, if only they had the right people on the projects. But then again i guess those caliber of people arent falling out of trees....

The first one was pretty bad. If you need to watch a worse fantasy movie than the 2nd one, just pick any OTHER fantasy movie on the Scifi channel rotation...egads, it doesn't even come close to the bottom of the pile.

I don't think any D&D movie has a prayer of being better than LotR and still remotely resembling the game...


Russ Taylor wrote:


I don't think any D&D movie has a prayer of being better than LotR and still remotely resembling the game...

Too true, but nobody does a villain like Jack Palance did in Hawk the Slayer though!

Back when everyone wanted an elven mindstone for their oversized swords and a certain Carry on star played a giant and looked the part!

Andoran

Was that guy serious?
It's like.....all the weirdness of Yngwie Malmsteen, but he can't play anything.


OMG, this is funny. That's funny faux pas, not funny ha ha. Well, actually it is funny ha ha as well...


F33b wrote:
cannot compete with the 2007 Eurovision entry from Switzerland, Vampires are alive, in terms of cheesiness or horrible pop sensibilities. Eurovision is serious business!

I have to thank you for this link! Made my evening!

Peace,

tfad


XxAnthraxusxX wrote:

I thought they were the two worst movies in fantasy history. B-movie quality wouldn't even describe them. SCHLOCK.

It is a real shame that WOTC has the most awesome IP in fantasy and has not the slightest clue as to how to use it. I mean if circumstances were right they could trump WOW in the videogame field and LOTR in the film business, if only they had the right people on the projects. But then again i guess those caliber of people arent falling out of trees....

If only for my own opinion, the real problem is they have to tell you it's a D&D move, and in doing so, they have to tell the audience what they are doing and make references to the game to do so.

First, no one refers to each other by their D&D class name. Stop doing that.

Second, when you conjure a big ball of fire and throw it at someone across the room engulfing everything in it's pass, I can guess it might have been a fireball. You don't have to say "I am going to cast a fireball spell at them" and heaven forbid they dodge, or do not die from it, never tell me they made a saving throw.

Third, if you ever practically read the rules as found in the books on screen to explain how or why something is the way it is, you're ruining the movie.

These things ruin a movie. These things make a mockery of the game.

LotR was an awesome D&D movie. 13th Warrior was a good D&D movie. Kingdom of Heaven, Dragonheart, Ladyhawk, King Arthur, the list goes on.

The rules are not there to dictate a movie, or a game for that matter, they are there to help you and me create a world where we can pretend to live in movies we see on TV, and in doing so, they add structure to how we do it.

Want to know how the hero survives being hit by a dragon's breath in the movie? Well, in game terms, its a saving throw, but don't tell me that in the movie!

How did the hero manage to cleave that ogre in one hit? Heck, that's a critical.

I played all the Warcraft games up to the last. I went from EverQuest to World of Warcraft, not for the game mechanics, but for the world itself, the story I had grown up learning for the past 5 or so years in RTS.

The same applies to D&D.


Soulkeeper wrote:
XxAnthraxusxX wrote:

I thought they were the two worst movies in fantasy history. B-movie quality wouldn't even describe them. SCHLOCK.

It is a real shame that WOTC has the most awesome IP in fantasy and has not the slightest clue as to how to use it. I mean if circumstances were right they could trump WOW in the videogame field and LOTR in the film business, if only they had the right people on the projects. But then again i guess those caliber of people arent falling out of trees....

If only for my own opinion, the real problem is they have to tell you it's a D&D move, and in doing so, they have to tell the audience what they are doing and make references to the game to do so.

First, no one refers to each other by their D&D class name. Stop doing that.

Second, when you conjure a big ball of fire and throw it at someone across the room engulfing everything in it's pass, I can guess it might have been a fireball. You don't have to say "I am going to cast a fireball spell at them" and heaven forbid they dodge, or do not die from it, never tell me they made a saving throw.

Third, if you ever practically read the rules as found in the books on screen to explain how or why something is the way it is, you're ruining the movie.

These things ruin a movie. These things make a mockery of the game.

LotR was an awesome D&D movie. 13th Warrior was a good D&D movie. Kingdom of Heaven, Dragonheart, Ladyhawk, King Arthur, the list goes on.

The rules are not there to dictate a movie, or a game for that matter, they are there to help you and me create a world where we can pretend to live in movies we see on TV, and in doing so, they add structure to how we do it.

Want to know how the hero survives being hit by a dragon's breath in the movie? Well, in game terms, its a saving throw, but don't tell me that in the movie!

How did the hero manage to cleave that ogre in one hit? Heck, that's a critical.

I could not agree more. The rules are a tool to help me and you play pretend with some structure. Don't ruin a movie by addressing them.

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