When Peter Jackson used the Orcs by J.R.R. Tolkien in "The Lord of the Rings", he did not only set a magical universe filled with middle-earth creatures, he also added an epic flavor to fantasy movies and blockbusters. For that reason, Duncan Jones is using the same formula to catch the attention of viewers, but this time, for the fans of the highly-successful video game "Warcraft".
Warcraft has one primary goal - for gamers to be sucked inside the world of the video game. That's it. Warcraft has no effort in reaching out to other audiences, particularly non-fans of its source material. The movie's main problem, however, is to balance its faulty screenplay, especially with its insignificant subplots and plenty of supporting characters.
Warcraft fails to introduce numerous characters full of interest and charisma, and all of these are handled with forgettable performances of Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell and Dominic Cooper.
In addition, Warcraft reminds us that video game movies are still continuing the curse of the genre in Hollywood. What could be the problem? God help us!
VERDICT: A pixel-blurring, unengaging and lifeless Game of Thrones rip-off that seems to be flat, disjointed and consists of way too many moving parts.