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It aims to reignite the same mythological sub-genre of fantasy movies that was popular in the eighties, but possesses a self-seriousness that ensures it will never be a cult classic like Conan or Krull.
There aren't as many grace notes here as there could be, but Warcraft rumbles along, keeping us trying to guess how various alliances will form or fall apart, and how a number of combat sequences will play out.
The film looks spectacular, the characters are marvellously cheesy and, instead of the subversive wink to the audience that we might expect from a title like this, Jones is never condescending to his demographic.
Warcraft will surely be of interest only to fans of the long-standing video game on which it is based. For everyone else it's a long and tediously complex fantasy aimed very clearly at the Lord Of The Rings/Games Of Thrones market.