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WoW Movie Reviews are hitting the net.

RictisRictis Member UncommonPosts: 1,300
edited May 2016 in World of Warcraft
So far the reviews are not looking that great, what do you guys think? Have any of you seen it, or somehow managed to get an early viewing?

http://www.metacritic.com/movie/warcraft?ref=hp / also from rotten tomatoes http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/warcraft/

Warcraft Image
Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviewsbased on 7 CriticsWhat's this?

15 days 8 hrs 36 mins 24 secs
until movie release
  • Summary: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing… Expand

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  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 Member UncommonPosts: 2,770
    Honestly would find watching WarCraft larping more entertaining.
  • RictisRictis Member UncommonPosts: 1,300
    filmoret said:
    Yeah I didn't realize that, sorry my bad!
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,600
    meh, I say if you are inclined to see it "see it" and make up your own mind.

    See this movie.. I absolutely love this movie with the exception of some issues I have with how they changed the story:

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/john_carter/

    I know people who absolutely LOVE this movie ...

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/boondock_saints/?search=boondock%20s

    and yet the reviews are way less than kind.


    The reviews for this are amazing:

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_witch_2016/

    And yet the reviews I've seen from "regular people" aren't so kind. The people on Amazon seem to either love it or hate it.

    So "yeah", just make up your own minds.
  • CeironxCeironx Member UncommonPosts: 88
    Rather than looking at critici their stupid ass reviews, you should look up common people's reviews. And most of them appearently had a blast watching it. Atleast that's what I could summarize out of the 50 reviews I read.
  • PurutzilPurutzil Member UncommonPosts: 3,048
    Its basically a dumb movie... which I'm surprised anyone even expected more. Personally this kind of movie is good to see once since its entertaining at least but not something that is going to be amazing. As soon as a movie is based off a game, your expectations should be set to mediocre at best, otherwise your going to be disappointed almost every time.
  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
  • tokinitokini Member UncommonPosts: 372
    reviews will generally fall into one of three categories

    people that kno nothing of warcraft or any lore and see it as another gratuitous cgi nightmare with monsters

    people that have knowledge of such and hate that there is the slightest deviation

    people that have knowledge and are just happy to see any sort of live action version



    roughly 33% score sounds about right
  • RictisRictis Member UncommonPosts: 1,300
    SBFord said:
    Yeah I noticed that afterwards lol! Sorry about the duplicate post :anguished: 
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    Rictis said:

    15 days 8 hrs 36 mins 24 secs
    until movie release
    In the US. 

    Launches earlier elsewhere.
  • MMOExposedMMOExposed Member RarePosts: 7,109
    filmoret said:
    does that person even know Warcraft lore? much of Warcraft lore is gritty... yeah the game has puns and jokes, but the background lore is all gritty.

    the First and 2nd War wasnt a joke. many died during those wars. the third war had people turning into walking dead. is Walking Dead show a joke to? (dont answer that). I like the gritty stuff. I just want a better closer to the IP storyline and full CGI. but i will judge when i see it.

    image

  • MoiraeMoirae Member RarePosts: 3,318
    Rictis said:
    So far the reviews are not looking that great, what do you guys think? Have any of you seen it, or somehow managed to get an early viewing?

    http://www.metacritic.com/movie/warcraft?ref=hp / also from rotten tomatoes http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/warcraft/

    Warcraft Image
    Metascore
    32

    Generally unfavorable reviewsbased on 7 CriticsWhat's this?

    15 days 8 hrs 36 mins 24 secs
    until movie release
    • Summary: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing… Expand
    It's not a surprise. Most movies made from a game are terrible. 
  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,295
    As usual, there's a big disparity between the "official" reviews and the "user" reviews.

    On a well known French movie website, the various "professionals" give the movie an average of 2.5/5, while the "public" gives it 4.5/5.

    Morality of the story: make up your own mind about what you like and what you don't.
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  • SirmatthiasSirmatthias Member UncommonPosts: 562
    Didn't Wing Commander get like a 10%? I can't count how many times ive watched it....
  • SendenSenden Member UncommonPosts: 602
    Being realistic, how good can it possibly be? It's a two hour movie yet they could easily make three two hour movies based on what they are trying to cover in just one. Assuming they stay faithful to the lore, I just can't see how they can possibly cram everything into two hours while simultaneously fleshing out the characters enough for neutrals to even care and fans to feel satisfied with how they are represented. It'll still be good to see Azeroth on the big screen but I'm going in with fairly low expectations. 
  • SyanisSyanis Member UncommonPosts: 132
    Is it a huge summer blockbuster that should top the charts? Of course not and anyone who thought it could be is utterly insane. Its not going to rival huge movies like any Avenger movie or such.

    But is it a bad movie because of that? Of course not. For me I enjoyed it and would even buy the DVD/Blu-Ray when it comes out just because although I'd probably wait for a good sale price. But I went in with NO expectations of being blown out of my seat like an Avengers or Star Wars movie. Also out of the 3/4 full theater I was in (in SE Asia) I didn't hear a single boo and not a single person complaining afterwards which I have heard on other movies from time to time.

    So for me I'd rate it as worthwhile to watch as long as I'm not paying $20 per person.
  • BraindomeBraindome Member UncommonPosts: 959

    Imagine Battlefield Earth without the verve, or the unintentional comedy.

    Harsh
  • waveslayerwaveslayer Member UncommonPosts: 380
    edited May 2016
    most critics are to enlightened, and intelligent to like an action  flick, its more important to sound cool to thier fellow critics then to enjoy a movie for what it is. Personally I seldom even bother to read the "official" reviews

    Godz of War I call Thee

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