Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Warcraft (2016)

Film adaptation of the famous video game franchise had a convoluted story and looked cartoonish. The box office numbers show a strong correlation with the games' popularity and the movie's sales in certain regions. So if you're not a fan of the games, maybe you should skip this one!

The Warcraft games belong to the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) genre, and I have never been a fan of them. However, I am a fan of medieval fantasies like Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings. Given this background, I could not connect with the film at all. I tried hard and failed to remember the character names, and to figure out which side I should root for. I was so lost that I looked up the plot summary on Wikipedia halfway through the movie...

I could tell that the production team spent a lot of time and money on the effects. They, however, looked more like an animated feature than a video game - let a lone a movie! A few of the battle scenes were somewhat interesting though... The actors also seemed invested in their roles and did the best they could. In particular, I think Vikings' Travis Fimmel did a commendable job!

If you've never played the game, save your time and money and watch something else!
For me, it was a 2/10!

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