Saturday, July 16, 2016

Warcraft - Movie Review

Desi Rating: 3/5
Directed by:    Duncan Jones
Produced by:   Thomas Tull
                         Jon Jashni
                         Charles Roven
                         Alex Gartner
                         Stuart Fenegan
Screenplay by: Charles Leavitt
                         Duncan Jones
Story by:          Chris Metzen
Starring:           Travis Fimmel
                         Paula Patton
                         Ben Foster
                         Dominic Cooper
                         Toby Kebbell
                         Ben Schnetzer
                         Robert Kazinsky
                         Daniel Wu
Warcraft reminds us of how powerful this digital age cinema is when it comes to bringing your imagination to life. This is my favorite genre of cinema as it lets you experience some thing you can’t otherwise.

I have never heard of Warcraft franchise before but some how this movie felt like a video game and it turns out to be actually based on Warcraft video games and set of novels.

In the beginning you might get the feel of watching an animated film, but as soon as the human elements join the films I almost forgot that these Orcs are computer generated.

Story line gets confusing close to end and I really did not get few elements of the story but I guess these days every movie has to be a set of 3 films minimum so we will know more with sequels.

Plot is simple and set in a world of realms rather than planets, basically Orcs world is dying and in order to protect their race they invade human realm. There are warlocks, warriors, honest royalty, flying bird horses, castles, portals etc clubbed with tribal pride, acceptance, honor, betrayal, and love all packed into this 120 minutes experience, so you can imagine how fast paced this movie is.

I didn’t find Travis Fimmel as main lead to be convincing enough but it doesn’t mean he was awful, its simply rest of the cast did slightly better job. 

There was a moment in the movie when I was desperately praying for guardian to save Travis’ on screen son and such connection with audience is usually rare in such movies. Action sequences are crisp, fast paced and entertaining with the right amount of sword fights, magic and mythical creatures.

This movie offers great cinema experience and is meant for bigger screen. If you are into this type of fantasy cinema than I can guarantee you that these would be fastest 120 minutes of your life without a single dull moment. I go with 3 Desi Stars


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