Warcraft Reviews

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October 12, 2018
Much trust was placed on Legendary Pictures and the talents courted for "Warcraft" to break the film-to-game curse, but this match has ended with a loss.
June 16, 2016
A lot of sentimental hogwash about fathers and sons heading off to war.
June 15, 2016
All sorts of people are calling themselves nerds nowadays, but [Warcraft] supplies an easy test. If you can sit through this bombastic epic fantasy -- and can give a coherent plot synopsis afterwards -- then you surely deserve the title.
June 13, 2016
Warcraft isn't decent. It isn't awful, either, though that would honestly be preferable.
June 13, 2016
Crowded and scattershot.
June 12, 2016
Large scale battles and magical pyrotechnics are nice supplements but the absence of well-formed characters and a meaningful narrative render such pretty things moot.
June 10, 2016
Warcraft is a language you don't speak, a code you can't crack, a party you weren't invited to.
June 10, 2016
There are plenty of flaws - an overabundance of storylines chief among them, followed by the occasional slip into silly action and/or overdone effects - but what fun to discover some virtues to set against them.
June 10, 2016
This is a film that requires an instruction manual going in-or perhaps years of training alongside solemn mages-simply to possess the superhuman endurance needed to enjoy it.
June 10, 2016
The characters are one-dimensional, but this is fantasy fiction not domestic drama.
June 10, 2016
Sometimes video games are best left as video games.
June 9, 2016
The story strives for a complexity that gets undermined again and again by cliche-riddled dialogue, pacing problems and performances that sometimes feel like they came out of a high school adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.
June 9, 2016
Just because you can come up with names such as Azeroth, Durotan, Orgrim, and Grommash Hellscream doesn't mean you're J.R.R. Tolkien, people.
June 9, 2016
The fear is that Jones's storytelling smarts and aesthetic resourcefulness could wind up sacrificed to the chaos and overblown approach of a generic would-be blockbuster. Unfortunately, fear wins out.
June 9, 2016
Almost worth watching, if you still find yourself at loose ends after you've given the dog a bath, organized 10 years' worth of tax returns and completely moth-proofed your closet.
June 9, 2016
Missteps and all, the movie pulses with a true believer's conviction.
June 9, 2016
Ultimately the movie seems more focused on setting up sequels than exploring the abundant source material.
June 9, 2016
Jones ... against the odds, has mined a watchable movie out of an entertainment franchise that started with a video game and now includes novels, comics and assorted schlock (toys, costumes, a mah-jongg set).
June 9, 2016
Jones ... is trying to deliver something like "The Lord of the Rings" minus the boring bits, but without the boring bits what you have is Itchy and Scratchy with maces.
June 9, 2016
There's just no way to become as invested during a two-hour movie as a gamer who's spent years, maybe even decades, immersed in the rituals and traditions of the worlds of Warcraft.
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