The first Warcraft movie reviews are in, and they’re not good

    
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Flops MacKenzie

It may be that you were still holding on to some hope somewhere in your mind that Warcraft was going to be a good movie, the sort of thing that draws a whole plethora of moviegoers into playing World of Warcraft. While the film doesn’t land in the US until June 10th, advanced screenings for designated critics have already happened. And the review from Variety is about on-par with all of them, which is to say that they’re overwhelmingly negative.

With little concern for all those already perplexed at the mention of orcs and mages, “Warcraft” plunges headfirst into a fantasy realm teeming with mythical creatures, magical spells and exotically named characters and locations. It’s a take-it-or-leave-it approach likely to have most audience members opting for the latter, though devotees of the immersive role-playing source material may have an entirely different experience. If so, Universal will have to hope they storm the box office early and often. Otherwise the studio could be looking at one of the biggest duds of the summer.

On the plus side, you can log into World of Warcraft right now to earn transmog appearances based upon the movie, and they do look rather nice. So even if you don’t like the movie, at least you get a nice souvenir?

Source: Variety
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AlexisDuprey
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AlexisDuprey

Only 6 review honestly. I won’t even count one of them because the guy who wrote it gave Dragon Ball Evolution a 4/5…..

BryanCo
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BryanCo

deekay_zero Gnomeland Security Xephyr  I also rather liked Spirits Within, but it had crap all to do with the games so I don’t consider it a “video game movie.”.

RagnarTheDrunk
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RagnarTheDrunk

I’d honestly rather hear the opinions of WoW fans, not a bunch of stuffed shirts who already think we’re dorks.

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

FunkyCold Neo_Wolf Armsbend Xephyr The series felt like Fan service, it reminded me of Hercules a bit in so much of the wow..look every female cast member is an incredibly beautiful model, what are the chances! lol

Dnote
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Dnote

Midgetsnowman Thrishmal deekay_zero breetoplay Dnote Nothing can beat the cinematic trailers for the game, it’s a shame the film company didn’t use them as a guide line.

JudgeDavid101
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JudgeDavid101

Oh well there’s still the WoW graphic novels and books, some of those are pretty good heh. Ooh shiny new axe and warlock skulls staff. Lots of skulls. Lok’tar!

melissaheather
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melissaheather

Kass40 I’ve been fighting with outlines, sketches, and stuff for a telling of The Silmarillion in 3 parts for weeks now.  But I’m going to eventually have to admit it’s too big for me.  But it could make a grand trilogy.  Just keep Peter Jackson away from it.

Dobablo
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Dobablo

Duncan Jones said that the original pitch was mostly from the perspective of one faction, but when he got on-board he rewrote it as a 50/50 balance between each faction.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

ihatevnecks Evilmonstar  Exactly.  This movie has a budget of $160 million.  It simply can’t make that back on series fans alone.

melissaheather
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melissaheather

ihatevnecks Maybe.  Since when does a reviewer have to be an uninitiated, unaware, untutored lab rat to properly judge a movie?  If anything that only drives my point home all the more.  The people who will go see this movie are already Warcraft fans or have an inkling of what it is.  They aren’t the same people as the detached entity that did the review. I stand by my assertion that reviewing a movie made from a video game requires a certain amount of qualification to do properly.   Otherwise you just watched a movie you won’t understand, and you’ll tell people just like you not to go see it.   And you’ll be missing the target audience because you weren’t the target audience.