The much anticipated Warcraft movie has already hit theaters in some countries over seas, and while fans have been somewhat forgiving in their reviews thus far, critics have had fewer nice things to say about it than Leeroy Jenkin’s guildmates after a sabotaged raid attempt.
Though we’ll still have to wait and see if the film does well enough at the the box office to warrant any of the undoubtedly planned sequels, the early reception would seem to indicate that we’ve got another crappy video game adaptation on our hands. So let’s take a closer look and see how this one failed to live up to all our expectations. MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD!
8. It Will Confuse The Hell Out of Anyone Who Hasn’t Played the Games
There’s no doubt that fans will find the movie immensely more enjoyable than non-fans. Unfortunately for Universal Pictures, movies that only appeal to a single fan base rarely do well at the box office — no matter how big that fan base might be.
Unless you’re a World of Warcraft player or someone who likes to read the flavor text on all the cards in your Hearthstone collection, chances are you’re going to have a hard time making sense of all the people, places, and artifacts the movie assumes you must already be familiar with. Normally, this might be forgivable if there were a lot of jaw-dropping action scenes that could be appreciated on their own, but, as you’ll discover if you read on, that’s another area where the movie seems to struggle.