Warcraft - Movie Review | Movie Hot Take
Hot Take: The first 90 minutes suffers from a weak story and one dimensional characters. When the big battle starts though, damn if it isn't visually impressive enough to pull out a satisfying conclusion to an otherwise scattered and feckless fantasy. Maybe it's the fact that I've never been a fan of the World of Warcraft series. I've watched friends play the game and listened to the chatter yet the only things I've found entertaining are the South Park episode that parodied the game and, of course, Leroy Jenkins! Unfortunately, due to the lack of connection to the franchise, Warcraft didn't make a lot of sense for the first 30 minutes or so. At least that's what I'm blaming it on. The opening of the film is likely to only be bearable to an actual WoW fan but even that is a stretch as the opening is torture. Eventually, Warcraft finds a rhythm. Director Duncan Jones does an adequate job of parsing excellent action sequences with fatuous sequences of dialogue present to advance the