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WARCRAFT (2016): The Things I Liked…

Warcraft (2016), Toby Kebbell (Antonidas)
Warcraft (2016), Toby Kebbell (Antonidas)

I don’t really understand the idea that Warcraft is a movie only true fans of World Of Warcraft (the multiplayer online role-playing game that this movie is based on) can enjoy. I had a good time and I’m certainly not a ‘true fan.’ Especially since the only reason I know about World Of Warcraft is because of the characters of CBS’s comedy series, The Big Bang Theory.

Since fantasy movies generally aren’t my thing, it may not surprise you to learn that I found The Lord Of The Rings trilogy incredibly punishing – and I don’t just mean the length of the movies. Regardless of this, every so often one or two fantasy films gets through to me and I can’t quite explain why. Warcraft is one such movie. Perhaps it’s because something about the fantasy movies I respond most to in a positive way, remind me of tales I heard and/or read in my youth.

Warcraft (2016), Paula Patton (Garona)
Warcraft (2016), Paula Patton (Garona)

I like how the story of Warcraft comes together. The characters may not be the most complex but sometimes that’s OK, for me at least. The pace of the movie kept me engaged and the special effects were fun. Another highlight is the way the Orcs move, particularly Toby Kebbell’s Antonidas. 

Directed by Duncan Jones, the rest of the cast , namely Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Ben Foster and Travis Fimmel all played their roles well. I also think that Paula Patton’s Garona is arguably her best work since Precious (2009). She may have been in better films since, but my disappointment as I tried and failed to sit through Baggage Claim (2013) is so very deep that… Have you tried to watch Baggage Claim?

I say ignore everyone that claims Warcraft can only be enjoyed and understood by fans of the game, for a good time is what I and the same may be for you.

Happy Film Loving

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WARCRAFT (2016): New Trailer Starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton & Dominic Cooper

Warcraft (2016), Travis Fimmel
Warcraft (2016), Travis Fimmel

Of all the Warcraft trailers, this is my favourite…

May this non-traditional ‘superhero’ movie about saving the word be as refreshingly great as this footage plus dialogue suggests – and  please let this be the best Paula Patton performance ever.

Hello, perfect trailer music.

Release Date (s): June 10th 2016 (US), June 3rd 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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WARCRAFT (2016): New Trailer From Ben Foster & Travis Fimmel

Warcraft (2016), Travis Fimmel
Warcraft (2016), Travis Fimmel

I don’t usually write about 15 second teaser trailers but the one for Warcraft ooks rather good – and yes, it’s based on that very popular video game by Blizzard Entertainment…

Teaser trailer

Full trailer

Trailer 2

Directed by Duncan Jones; Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper and Toby Kebbell are the stars of.

I’m certainly not a gamer, though I think the full trailer may have convinced me to watch.

Release Date (s): June 10th 2016 (US), June 3rd 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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