except for the kinda shitty trailer, this movie really suprised me. it got everything right, had much pleasure watching it and cant wait to see more of this fantastic universe come to cinema!
Walking out of Warcraft, the overriding feeling is one of a missed opportunity - this is by no means a disaster and there is plenty of potential here. The scope of the film is impressive and it's clear there is a lot of world-building going on here for future sequels. Part of the problem, however, is there is simply too much plot going on with not enough time devoted to a central thread - the director's admission that some 40 minutes have been cut is not surprising. This is a film that has ambition to be an epic, with many threads introduced to carry over to potential future films and glimpses of many different settings in this new world, but consequently there is a rushed feel to the central plot of this film with not enough time devoted to developing the relationships and motivations of the central characters, Thus plot developments and twists whilst potentially interesting do not have the emotional impact desired making it difficult to really care about what happens. It is a shame because what there is here works surprisingly well - Jones' ambition is to ensure the audience is invested in both sides of the conflict rather than the obvious human side. Perhaps there may well be a future director's cut that restores some much needed character work and slows down the pace a little.
Surprise of the year for me, this movie completely surpassed my expectations. The characters were a perfect were spot on and the story felt like it was playing out from the game, and the graphics was something else. If you are even remotely interested in this genre this is the perfect gaming movie and for once it will break the curse of crappy game movies. A lot is packed into a short time but its worth it, And I can't wait to see what is next for the WarCraft Universe!
A Lord of the Rings wanna be. They wanted it to be an epic tale, but didn't take the time or care needed to develop the worlds, the characters or the storylines. Great CGI characters and action, and you can tell it was filmed in Canada because a well trained eye will recognize the west coast bit players and extras earning a living. I give this a 5 out of 10.
After 11 years of waiting I finally got to see the movie on the first day. In contrary of the amazing hype it did not dissapoint me! It was almost like as it was written in the book!! Great movie! Great story!
big movie movie mistake: the instant cast time of the sheep spell... jk, superb movie, with eastereggs like the summoner stone in forest of elwynn or the mage spell "Sheep" from the game - 9/10
Official trailer is out!!!
Every time I think of Warcraft I picture Cartman in his basement yelling for his mom...Bathroom!...mom! Bathroom!!!! Ppphhhffrrrrttt
I quite enjoyed this movie. Having never played any of the games it didn't feel like it was necessary to. The characters had some nice development and the cinematography was well produced. It was good fun and worth watching, but probably not going to re-watch it any time soon.
This is a movie we've all seen many times, only that this time is Warcraft-themed. The acting made me cringe.
The Orcs their world is dying so they have to go look for a new world to live in. They get called by a magic named the Fel and that’s how they find their new world. The first half of the Orcs goes through the portal and soon find out that their new world is already inhabited by the human race. The Fel is a dark magic that is slowly taking over all of the Orcs, and those Orcs want to kill all humans and take their world. Although some Orcs are still sane and they are out to try to find a way to live in peace among the humans.
I heard of the Warcraft games before, but never bought the games to actually play it. So I had sort of knew what this movie was about but I didn’t know as much details about the worlds and races as the people who actually played the game. So I’m speaking out of the perspective of someone who doesn’t know the “original” story.
I LOVED Warcraft! It was action filled and a great storyline. I really liked most of the characters and I’m very interested in getting to know more about them. Not only about their futures but about their history as well. Especially the Orcs. I now know why there are green and skin colored ones but I also want to know why Garona is an Orc but still looks so human in almost every aspect. Here is some praise for Paula Patton while I’m at it. I adored her, she played such a powerful character and she did great. Ben Foster was so so good as well, I really liked his character in the beginning but that soon enough turned around. They did a great job casting Ben Foster as Medivh, he's got a good face for it. Ben Schnetzer was kind of a new actor for me but I really liked his character and acting, I’m very excited to see more from him. I was a bit disappointed in Dominic Cooper, it wasn’t that is acting was horribly bad or something like that, I just found his character to be rather weak-ish.
The following text contains me screaming (aka aggressively typing) about the amount of love I feel towards Travis Fimmel. You can skip it if you want :-)
I JUST WANT TO SCREAM IN TRAVIS FIMMEL HIS FACE HOW MUCH I LOVE HIM AND HOW PROUD I AM. I DONT KNOW WHY AND IT DOESN’T MAKE MUCH SENSE BUT I'VE SEEN HIM DOING ALOT AND I'M SO HAPPY THAT HE GETS TO BE A FRONTMAN IN THIS MOVIE I KNOW THAT SOUNDS WEIRD BUT HE IS SO AMAZING AND I HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING HIM FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW AND I’M JUST SO HAPPY THAT HE GOT THIS PART AND IT’S JUST PERFECT. ALTHOUGH I SOMETIMES HEARD HIS INNER RAGNAR LOTHBROK COMING OUT HE STILL DID SO GOOD AND HE JUST DESERVES SO MUCH. THAT’S ALL.
I am fascinated by how much they can make with computers now, and it keep getting better and better. I talked about it in my review of Jungle Book but with this one again, it’s amazing and I can’t wait to find out what they will be able to build in the future.
I am very exited about Warcraft and how it will continue because I loved this one!
This film surprised me in a good way. I had absolutely NO IDEA what to expect from it. I never played the games and the trailer didn't exactly get me excited. But then I saw it and had to say, I really kind of liked it.
Granted, I couldn't understand half of the proper names they were saying (I really missed the subtitles I always use at home), but it was an original plot (to me) that every time I thought it was going to go one way... it didn't. That was refreshing.
The filmmakers have created some cool characters (though many gamers already recognized them) and inhabited a world I found interesting and would like to visit some more (in the movies... not the games).
The closest thing I can compare this to are the "Lord of the Rings" & "Hobbit" trilogies, but that's only because I've seen them most recently. But it's a bit different. The right and wrong are still fairly well-defined in this world of Warcraft (pun intended) but both sides have right & wrong.
I hope people give this movie a chance because it's worth a look. I'd like to see it again to see what I missed the first time through.
I´m probably one of the very few people who don´t know the first thing about Warcraft. And maybe therein lies the problem. I watched it, it didn´t exite me and I don´t think I want to watch more of it.But there is another negative I have with this movie and I´m sure I will not get a lot of approval. The CGI in this looks too much computer generated if you know what I mean. It feels more like watching someone playing a video game than watching a movie. The real life actors look like foreign objects in the CGI environment. Yes, it´s fantasy and the only way to make this is by computer and this kind of movies in general are make-believe. But that´s the point, it never feels believable because it always looks like out of the machine. I think it´s time filmmakers should take a step back. Use some more principal photography and less green screens.
unlike others video game movies, this one have survived
The storytelling is inssuficient but it's more enjoyable than I expected. Good work in special effects and fantasy references. ...And GoT syndrome, main characters die everywhere!
It could have been better. The special effects were wonderful, but the story and character development were weak. Plus the acting wasn't that great either. Disappointed in the fact that the orc and human were the only races really focused on. Was hoping to see most of the races the game created.
Even with a talented director; a video game based movie will never be four star material. The same will probably be proven by Assassin's Creed. Warcraft however was better than I expected and one of the better video game based movies. The film still lacked great story telling though or a good reason for existing. However the musical score was at least solid and there was some good fantasy; I admit. In the end it probably would been better if they didn't leave it open for sequels. The film is a hit in China. In the U.S.; it might not have been enough of a hit for sequels unfortunately.
There's two scenarios to keep in mind when watching this movie. In the first, you played the game, then you'll love it! Lots of Easter eggs. On the other you never saw/read a single word about wow, in this case you will hate this movie just because besides Ragnar lothbrook, everyone else is terrible acting, characters aren't introduced and/or developed and this makes you don't care about then.
LOK'TAR OGAR! FOR THE HORDE!
I can't wait for release :')
A good enough movie! If you don’t know the Warcraft lore, it can be hard to follow and this movie makes no attempt to explain itself.
“Warcraft.” F*k it. It is what it is. Fking orcs, man. Ben Foster. F*k it. At least you can’t blame me for wanting to watch this then any Uwe Boll or Paul W.S. Anderson movie. This is at least a better adaption of a video game movie.
I LOVED this movie. It surprisingly respected the source material rather well. I have to say though, if you're a fan of ONLY the World of Warcraft MMO game, you probably won't like it as this movie deals with the origins of the Warcraft universe rather than attempting to remake WoW in movie form. It's for this reason, that the film didn't do all that well financially. But if you're an original Warcraft fan whose fandom precedes WoW, you'll love it. A lot of people went into this movie assuming that it was going to be WoW on the big screen and they were mistaken. It's a shame too, because it really is a good movie.
Granted, the marketing dept. should have done a better job at selling home that very point. But they spent a lot of ad-dollars marketing it to the very audience the movie wasn't really intended for. That and the director incorrectly assumed all fans of WoW were familiar with its backstory and origins.
On its own though, it's still a great fantasy story.
Never played the game but kept me interested throughout the flick.
Orcs and humans try to find common ground, both on and off the battlefield, in this sweeping, large-scale attempt to bring Blizzard's best-selling video game to the big screen. The thing I appreciate most about this effort is its even-handedness. Unlike Lord of the Rings before it, there's an admirable amount of grey-shading on each side of the struggle and a very small number of both irredeemable and infallible characters. The menacing orcs, towering and tusk-mouthed, worry about their children and maintain honorable traditions within their own ranks. Their human counterparts show trepidation and uncertainty, nearly coming to blows as they debate their defense strategy behind closed doors. This makes the simmering war feel more two-sided and honest; no faceless horde of pitch-black bad guys here.
Unfortunately, that meditative tone never allows the plot to gain much steam amidst so much pontification. It's overstuffed with characters, bearing complicated names that might be familiar to fans but only blur together for the uninitiated. There's probably enough room for three or four really good character arcs, but instead the narration hops around to cover more than a dozen. The acting is stiff and wooden, whether provided by flesh-and-blood humans or fully-CG orcs, which probably has a lot to do with the abundance of stilted dialog.
In a lot of ways, it feels like the first disc of an overlong RPG. A whole lot of setup and world-building, a few mini-bosses and a surprise death or three, maybe a good teaser to keep us on the hook for the next chapter, but only the earliest hint of a resolution. Over-ambitious and flawed, it's an effective CG showpiece but far too slow, wordy and self-important for its own good.
Will it’s a little bit boring, but it’s worth to watch
Love the game love the movie more!
This must have a sequel! You can't just leave a story like that
I didn't go into this with high hopes. But it was a lot better than expected.As a fan of the whole series, it was a treat to see it come to life in a film.The CGI, battle scenes and art direction was phenominal.But the acting was very stiff.
The acting ranged between odd and wooden. So much CGI. Terrible CGI. I cannot even think of one positive thing to say.
The movie is loose from the beginning, but the last hour is a bunch of nonsense.
Not sure why this movie is rated so highly. Couldn't be bothered to watch the full thing; turned it off halfway through.
I m really suprised how this movie can be so boring and have a huge rating like that...I'm not a fan of Warcraft's world but this movie has a lot of problem ...First the CGI, when you have humans they are are sooooo bad ... Yerk !! When they climb the guardian's tower for exemple in the library ... Looks Like the CGI of "Star Wars Episode 2"...The story ... Ok why not ... But how it is developpe is totally nonsense and absurd until the end with the King choice to be killed :SAnd you have no affect with the main charactere ... When his boy died, it was more funnier than sad ... Seriously !!
I'm really disappointed, the real good work on this movie are the battles, and the rendering of the Orc's Strenght ... At this differents moments the CGI are really good, but it looks like all the money for this film was spend on the Battles Scenes...
Great flick! I never played WoW but I did play the older games. I approached this movie thinking it would absolutely suck but it was actually kind of fun and by the end I was sad it bombed the box office as I wanted to see the sequel.
Really loved the look of the orcs.
As an old World of Warcraft player, i really loved this movie!It had all the elements i love blend into one flick.
Even if you have never played "Warcraft" or "World of Warcraft" before,I think you will like this movie. It has a great story, good acting &is visually stunning. The special effects are not over the top, but arevery good & believable. Do yourself a favor & don't think of this aanother "video game movie", see it & you will love it & want another tobe made. I hope this turns this into a great franchise, there are toomany good stories in the "Warcraft" universe waiting to be told on thebig screen. Some non WoW fans might have a hard time following the fast paced story, but watch it again if you missed it & you will understand it more. I think there could have been a bit more character development & the addition of a narration track might help non Warcraft fans understand a little better, I hope they will do a little better on the sequel.
If you are going to try Warcraft comes down to one question...
Have you played/been interested in the old Warcraft RTS series and World of Warcraft?
A yes would make the decision rather easy. You will most likely love this movie. I say most likely because there are differences between the established lore and what you get in this movie, but most may be able to look past that and just rejoice in the fact that you got Warcraft Orcs in a live action movie.
A no will probably make you rather disappointed. The movie seems more geared towards the fan of the game as it assumes that you have some previous knowledge of Warcraft lore before you can make sense of it. It makes some serious plot leaps and some weird cuts that I hope will be filled in with a special edition.
Now...did I like this movie?
Yes...I did, but that's only because I'm a long time player of not only the RTSs, but also World of Warcraft. I'm actually hoping for a sequel, but with the earnings of this one, it's not all that likely.
To summarize...If you like Warcraft and knows a bit about it. Go ahead...this is for you. If not...you might want to find something else to spend your money on.
"For the Alliance!!!"
This movie is awesome.
Loved this movie. Really want to see the second. It had like a season finnal of a tv show. Really good.
Film realizzato più per un pubblico pagante di fan e giocatori piuttosto che per semplici spettatori, "Warcraft" racconta una storia poco impegnativa incentrata principalmente sugli effetti grafici in VFX e sull'azione. Mancano l'immedesimazione nelle vicende narrate e molti altri elementi che contraddistinguono il genere a partire dalla costruzione dei personaggi - fin troppo superficiali e stereotipati, a volte inseriti nella narrazione solo per dare un senso alla trama - per arrivare alla concezione di un universo troppo "illusorio" - da videogioco - in cui prendono il via e si sviluppano gli avvenimenti. In altre parole, sarebbero bastati novanta minuti per sviluppare una storia che, a tratti lenta ed esasperante, si fa strada nell'arco di due ore.
Even though I've never played #Warcraft I really enjoyed watching this movie.
I expect nothing really good about a movie from a game, but it's finally a big surprise for me. There is a big potential about this movie, fist at all the environment like the world can be more developed. Sorry for that but it can be a new kind of Lord of Ring.
Amazing movie, no pause, definitely good and looking forward for the next.
Good surprise, good actors.Good movie.
I mean, it was good enough.
Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Bad acting, bad cgi, bad backdrops, bad costumes, but not as bad as I thought it would be.
A bit disappointed with the casting. But still a good movie
I can't believe it. The movie was actually pretty good. Nowhere near as good as Assassins Fist though, but still, it's rare that these "game movies" are of this quality. Shame that there wasn't more focus on the other races, but oh well.
Saw it today... went to the cinema with a lot of doubts... but the movie really surprised me.. In my oppinion this was just a test of blizzard how it would hit, and i think it did a very good job. Can't wait to see the .... wait... he played Gul'dan...O_o WoW !
The most important thing I can say about this movie is if you are a fan of the game, either the original strategy game or the MMO, then you will probably enjoy this more than someone completely unfamiliar with the franchise. I can see plenty of people coming out of the movie either thinking its average or not liking it at all. I am a fan and probably in good part because of that I gave it a 7 and maybe even almost an 8 because I enjoyed it but I will say that I wouldn't blame anyone for personally finding it a couple points lower on the scale.
welp... that was extremely boring... ...
Great material...wrecked by shitty production/direction. cry.
Warcraft is shaping up to be one of those movies it's cool to pan and while I can certainly see the flaws in it as a "film" that the critics point too, I couldn't help but enjoy it. In fact I enjoyed it, more than a lot of other movies I've seen this year and walked out with a smile on my face instead of the "meh" I walked out of Civil War with.
So brief thoughts, acting was fine although a bit weak at times, pacing was a bit off, effects were fantastic, characters were a bit underdeveloped however the world created was incredibly fine tuned and engrossing. It's a movie I say, don't listen to the critics, go and see it for yourself. Because in a world of drab overdone superhero movies, it's just a bit of a refreshing change.
Eoin. You have mega issues.
Don't know much of the Warcraft world but it surprised me. Nice story, fantastic visuals and a well put universe although some time confusing of who is who.
Worlds worst movie Had to pay $5 to watch this shite.
• Better than I expected! Went to see this at a Chunky's cinema pub, my first time there, and it was pretty enjoyable, both the theater experience and the movie itself. Actually, I brought some friends along, a few of them had never played a Warcraft and/or Blizzard game, or even play games at all, and even they enjoyed it! Some good tender moments, balanced with plenty of battle scenes, very Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit style. A friend expected it to be like Avatar 3D, but that was not the case. Everything else, the special effects, the pacing, audio/score, are as you'd expected. Any (World of) Warcraft players might notice some familiar (Legendary) weaponry, locations, and mounts. I hope Duncan Jones join us again for its sequel. :D/
Quite disappointed with warcraft. Could of been so much more. Not enough action.
Best game-based movie evar! It exceeded my expectations and because it's Warcraft! Movie is worth paying and watching the big screen. I can 100% relate as I used to play World of Warcraft.
seen the movie and it was AWESOME! not a big fan of having the movies fallow the game/book... so the movie delivered for me! the atmosfere was autentic.... battles were awesome... and for ex wow players has alot of comedy:- the horde kiling people at starting levels- the portal (not like alot of people saying) has a loading screen!!!- think they have the latest expansions and are soloing old raid bosses...- they play on privat servers... they make 2 "bosses" kill eachother (when they beat Medivh)- and something very frustrating for raiders (final fight)... when in a pug... the guy in blues and no boots wins the roll and gets the best weapon!!! ><
i enjoyed every bit of this,it delivered what it wanted to
well set, entertaining, there are orcs, there are humans, fight among themselves, is enough for me
I have read that Blizzard spent a lot of money for special effects, and personally I found them widely poor: apart from the orcs themselves almost everything looked quite artificial. Am I right or was it just my imagination?
The graphic level and the general appearance of this film is perfect, true Warcraft style and atmosphere, some little easter eggs for hardcore fans were really epic. Some of the casting choices are far from perfect though, fortunately Travis Fimmel always does his good impression on the screen. Duncan Jones is making a great job in these years as a director, he is earning his space in directing action movies, but the screenplay is the "worst" part and it can be very disorienting especially if you're not fond with the Warcraft lore. I hope this movie reaches the necessary target to plan a trilogy, i would be a really happy child if Blizzard could manage to put adult Thrall, Arthas, the Taurens and the Scourge on screen.
P.S. by far the best game based movie so far.
Just came back from the theater watching thise movie, and its awesome! I really recommand it to everyone who ever played WoW and the people who like game based movies.
As some1 who is really in Love with Warcraft since its early Days I have to say this movie is awesome. It is by far not a 10/10 but its a movie worth paying the big screen for, not only for warcraft fans. I took a friend who never played any warcraft related game with me and he enjoyed it as much as I did. For me it was coming home. Seeing the characters and the storyline. And omg, the Cities - they looked freaking amazing. I am going to buy it on DVD a 100%. Thank you Duncan.
A disappointment from Duncan Jones who valiantly battles with the scope of the Warcraft universe. However it isn't a bad film and it is good to see a new fantasy film on screen. Fans of the game may get more from the film than the average cinema goer but occasionally it does feel as if you are being battered over the head with a level 50 axe by the admittedly decent special effects. I like the film but found it boring at times. A second watch may be helpful to appreciate the film better as on first viewing there is too much to take in.
Amazing Movie!! This Movie is visually freaking amazing!! The orcs are beautifull and some of the live cast were great. Travis Fimmel is exemplorary, Dominica has bever Let me down and I really liked Khadgar!! One word, amazing!!
In France, critics are very dirty with this one but I saw the movie and I really enjoyed it ! Great cast (Travis Fimmel is so perfect) and nothing to say about the story, it's Warcraft and so it's awesome...
After watching this movie i can say that this movie had some bad and misleading marketing
If you like the Warcraft franchise this will be a very satisfying experience for you. Orcs in Warcraft 2 armor. <3
7/10 - You cant quite shake the feeling that you are watching two separate films. One, a near cosplay-level direct-to-video fantasy feature, the other, a glorious, awe-inspiring spectacle akin to the likes of the trademark cinematic from Blizzard. The orcs have never looked better and the world of Warcraft has never been more visceral. All welcome changes. Now if they would only get rid of the live action cast.
"Warcraft Movie release date has changed to June 10th, 2016. Announced at CinemaCon." -Micky Neilson via Twitter.