From the reviews on rottentomatoes and metacritic, it seems like they're split straight down the middle of "do you like the franchise?" and "do you have an axe to grind with video-games-turned-movies?"
Duncan, you should have went with Rob Kazinsky's idea of putting a naked night elf dancing in lion's pride! Or at least gold "oro" beggers outside.....
just got back from watching it, it was amazing! made even better by the other people watching, one shouted "for the horde!" at the start, and as the credits roll one guy stands up and says "off i go then" in a peasant voice, classic.
I really was waiting for something more, but assume, based on lore, this is great. thing that surprised me, really, was fact that orcs has 3x bigger hand than head.... it was really wtf moment for me.
Loved the film, can't wait for official release and sequels. It did feel as though too much packed into a short space of time, so I really can't wait for the inevitable Extended Edition.
It’s a shame the that by the time NA gets the movie it will be fubar by the media. One bit of advice here: don’t listen to them, the movie is totally worth watching!
Hodor and Bran was aslso there... don't forget that :)
Maybe, just maybe, the movie tried to fit A LOT of stuff into two hours, and it ended up as a $160 million rushed mess of CGI battles and generic fantasy tropes... and the critics have given it very consistent reviews reflecting that? I don't understand why it's so difficult to imagine that the movie's just mediocre.
Not that I wasn't already familiar with the story as it is in the games, but that third banion video has a spoiler in it.
Unfortunately I saw the movie, toughed it out to the end purely out of a waning love for the franchise. I came out disappointed and dont see how it will attract many new players. Its a movie for the fans and no one else. Its extremely generic story wise, having a Dances With Wolves plus orcs sort of vibe to it, offering nothing new or entertaining to people that dont already know the lore and implications of the the actions in the first movie. I see lots of people saying the media is just biased. it has to be understood that the people reviewing it are likely not Warcraft players, they dont read into the nuances like we would and it spends far too much time pandering to the players watching and not enough time to the newbies learning about Warcraft for the first time, the reviews are nearly consistent across the board and around the world saying basically the same thing. Its time to take off the tinfoil hats and just accept that its not a good mass appeal movie.
Only 32 million compared to the 80 million Apocalypse made... That should tell you guys something.
sadly not everyone knows that critics are pointless in our society.It made since long ago when people only had newspapers, pamphlets and magazines to get their info, which the companies would pull from known people who knew what they were talking about.There is no point now when you can just find people on the internet that have similar tastes and ask if they liked it.honestly they might deserve to still exist if people could pull their opinions out of their own perspective.There are plenty of movies and shows in which I personally hated it but i could see why OTHER people like it.The plot was about menial things, or the characters were unrealistic or things were repetative but people liked the jokes and the characters and the unrealistiic versions of real life situations so it not a bad show/movie. its just not for me.Like you dont go into a Micheal Bay movie expecting a slow realistic drama focused on powerful dialogue and character interactions.