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Just watched it, and though I've never played WOW I enjoyed the movie quite a lot anyway. I'm sure there were game references I didn't get and some early aspects were a little confusing, but on the whole the plot, acting, CGI and general production values were considerably higher than I was expecting.

The same fellow that plays Ragnar Lothbrook on Vikings played a starring role, and did so with the style and personality we'd expect: quite well that is. :)


Enjoyed the visual displays of magic in action particularly.


It isn't LOTR, but I wasn't expecting it to be. :D


Certainly it was entertaining, if you like epic fantasy of the swords-and-sorcery variety, and I do.



One thing that was a bit of a "blip" for me was the Orcs themselves. As a lifelong Tolkien fan and someone who grew up with classic D&D, these "Orcs" seem more like Ogres to me. They're huge, perhaps 7-9' tall and look like they'd weigh 500-1200 pounds each, and are strong enough to throw horses around. The tusks and fangs on some were a smidge ridiculous, too, as in "how do you EAT with that mouth?" :D

But leaving that aside I enjoyed the movie quite a bit.
 

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Just watched it, and though I've never played WOW I enjoyed the movie quite a lot anyway. I'm sure there were game references I didn't get and some early aspects were a little confusing, but on the whole the plot, acting, CGI and general production values were considerably higher than I was expecting.

The same fellow that plays Ragnar Lothbrook on Vikings played a starring role, and did so with the style and personality we'd expect: quite well that is. :)


Enjoyed the visual displays of magic in action particularly.


It isn't LOTR, but I wasn't expecting it to be. :D


Certainly it was entertaining, if you like epic fantasy of the swords-and-sorcery variety, and I do.



One thing that was a bit of a "blip" for me was the Orcs themselves. As a lifelong Tolkien fan and someone who grew up with classic D&D, these "Orcs" seem more like Ogres to me. They're huge, perhaps 7-9' tall and look like they'd weigh 500-1200 pounds each, and are strong enough to throw horses around. The tusks and fangs on some were a smidge ridiculous, too, as in "how do you EAT with that mouth?" :D

But leaving that aside I enjoyed the movie quite a bit.

I'm waiting to rent it on for $4.99 when it comes out on Cable. Going to movie theaters and dealing with noisy movie-goers no longer appeals to me.

Thanks for the review. :thumbs:
 
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