Warcraft Movie: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
|Warcraft: The Beginning(2016)|
Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 10 June 2016 (USA)
Director: Duncan Jones
Stars: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster
Synopsis: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another.
No Spoilers Review: As a World of Warcraft player of 10 years(and counting) I have been waiting with bated breath to see this movie in a theatre. When director Duncan Jones first announced that he would take the reins to bring Warcraft to digital life, I was one of many fans screaming in delight. Little did I know that when it finally did come to the big screen that my first impression would be of discomfort and small bouts of disappointment. No movie is perfect. Despite having a compelling soundtrack and stunning visual background scenes, Warcraft never breaks free from the chains of its choppy editing, awkward dialogue, and emotionless acting.
|Khadger in the streets of Stormwind|
|Everyone loves or pines for Garona in some way in the Warcraft movie. Seriously.|
|Mr. Poker-face himself in the Warcraft Movie|
A minor personal quirk of mine is that I felt that various scenes were filler(Forced romance is bad) spots that did nothing to progress the characters or the plot.
|I wouldn't mind living there. Maybe somewhere by the Dwarven District.|
If there is a sequel, I can only hope that the director takes into consideration what worked against the movie to not repeat the same mistakes. The World of Warcraft is rich in lore with interesting characters and I would love to see even more of it on screen in the near future.
Bonus Picture(altered by my basic Photoshop skills):
Personal rating: 6.5/10 stars