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Talking of things that I expect to disappoint brings me onto the subject of this post, the Ultramarines Movie.
The latest trailers for the movie are now out and this straight to DVD release looks absolutely terrible; the animation looks shockingly bad and I'm expecting the storyline to have been written by a twelve year old.
Of course, I may be wrong (it's been known) and I'm willing to admit defeat if it turns out to be any good. Don't hold your breath.
Games workshop movies/films have been made before, from the infamous 'Inquisitor' movie (now removed from You Tube at the request of Games Workshop (Thanks guys! Though a german subtitled version remains), to clips included in video games (like the excellent segments from Warhammer 40k: Final Liberation)...
...and not forgetting the obligatory poor quality fan made videos:
...and the really poor fan made videos. Warning: This next one has blood and swearing (and Lego) in it:
Though not all 40k related videos are that bad, some have a certain geeky coolness:
The Ultramarines movie looks like it'll be a disappointment, which is a real shame as the 40k universe has such great stories to tell. We'll probably never see a live action movie based on gang fights in a hive world or a big budget miniseries following an Imperial Guard unit through a campaign. The best we'll probably get is an Ultramarines movie that isn't totally rubbish. I'm not holding out much hope...