I’ll say it upfront. I loved Warcraft. I may not have been an original fan dating back to the launch of the first RTS, heck, I only know lore from a significant amount of reading and of course, Hearthstone which I’ve been playing for a year now.
I won’t pretend to be the authority on what would make a Warcraft film truly good. But I can tell you what made it good to me. For one, I loved the Orcs. It’s rare that you can take war and brutality and make it seem so honorable. These otherwise menacing warrior beasts are portrayed in a way that makes you feel really in on the action.
I also loved the chain of events as they unfolded. There was a really deep narrative building itself on two opposite ends. A lot of characters paralleled each other and the identical situations were made to create an element of sympathy for valiant warrior people. I just couldn’t pick a side, though surprisingly I was leaning a little bit more towards the Horde.
One of the best things about this movie was its execution of really emotionally charged moments. Which I’m sure is hard to do with such a reliance on CGI. I felt the expressions, the posture, the culture in a very rare way.
Anyhoo, I don’t want to end up repeating myself too much but I wanted to go a little bit more in depth on this.
So for any further thoughts from me on why the Warcraft film was truly great, here’s the rest of my review on MMOExaminer. Don’t worry, everything is spoiler free. I think everyone should see this.
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