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11/15/2019 11:42:46 •••

Never played the games, only saw the movie. Here's my review- and it's not very positive.

I'm not sure if my review should be counted because I never played the Warcraft games - I know that my friends and college roommates loved to play World of Warcraft non-stop when it came out.

This movie might be strictly for Warcraft players only, but I'll just state what I think of it: Warcraft tries its hardest to get out of telling a cinematic story worthy of getting onto theaters as possible by making up really boring heroes who use magic, blue telekinetic bolts of energy and griffins in combat against orcs with giant wolves and the ability to drain life out of another living being. Not sure how it seems like a fair comparison for both sides. Comparing one side that has a magician with telekinesis to the other side that has a orc on a giant wolf really confused me. The movie made no sense to me on why the heroes and villains are both equipped with very unique skills and advantages. I mean, is the orcs' brute strength really a fair comparison of strategy and war against the humans' magic and blue energy bolts? And as if the orcs weren't menacing enough, the writers also provided them with giant wolves as transportation and as secondary soldiers.

I also didn't understand why the writers chose to make the main bad guy (Gul'dan) use a brainwashed orc to carry out the big final battle at the climax instead of doing it himself. So what, all Gul'dan does is talk angry and brainwash? He's so scary that he has no need to visually demonstrate how scary he is?

08/25/2018 00:00:00

... I am sorry to say this, but ironically enough considering your complain seems to be about this movie being confusing, I couldn't understand a single point in your review.

Not sure how it seems like a fair comparison for both sides. Comparing one side that has a magician with telekinesis to the other side that has a orc on a giant wolf really confused me.

... Why? What is so confusing about this? It seems pretty simple and clear to me.

The movie made no sense to me on why the heroes and villains are both equipped with very unique skills and advantages.

Again, how so? They literally are from different worlds.

I mean, is the orcs' brute strength really a fair comparison of strategy and war against the humans' magic and blue energy bolts?

Uh, Orcs have magic too, and not all humans can shoot magic beams.

And as if the orcs weren't menacing enough, the writers also provided them with giant wolves as transportation and as secondary soldiers

And that's a problem, how?

I also didn't understand why the writers chose to make the main bad guy (Gul'dan) use a brainwashed orc to carry out the big final battle at the climax instead of doing it himself.

... Because the final battle involves an entire army and even he isn't strong enough to fight all of them of his own? Also because he's not that good of a fighter, as displayed in his dual with Durotan?

Honestly, most of your review utterly confuses me, I have no idea what you're trying to even argue.

08/28/2018 00:00:00

Gotta agree with Theokal here. Of all the things to say about that movie, those are very strange (and confusing) points to focus on.

11/13/2019 00:00:00

As for Gul\'dan, they actually toned it down from the games. There, he (and his whole cabal, the Shadow Council) ran things entirely from behind the scenes, keeping Blackhand as a front. Gul\'dan in the game didn\'t have the balls to fight Durotan, he sent some assassins after him.

11/14/2019 00:00:00

Yeah. The movie is far from perfect, but the fact that two opponents have different strengths and weaknesses is not confusing at all.

I mean, does Khrunwal think that in real life, fights only ever occur when two people have exactly the same weapons or something?

11/15/2019 00:00:00

This man has been permanently banned. All of this necromancy is pointless. And I say that as someone who quite enjoyed this movie.


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