Warcraft 3D: The Beginning

Warcraft 3D: The Beginning

Warcraft 3D: The Beginning

Filmmaker Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) directs this 3D feature adaptation of the world-renowned fantasy videogame Warcraft.

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilisation faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonise another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

2016Rating: M, Fantasy violence123 minsUSA
ActionAdventureFantasy3DBlockbuster
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

So good at making the most outlandish elements of his first two films seem completely credible, Jones can’t find a way to get this cartoony spectacle to soar.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Jones embraces Warcraft’s world with laudable commitment: but when it comes to charging it with life, sheer bulk gets the better of him.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

With a tighter plot, a touch of humour and some peppier, less slab-fisted action scenes this might actually have worked...

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The pristine setting never meshes with Jones’s efforts to give emotional reality to his army of characters, who cannot escape their tropes: leader, hero, warrior woman, mystic.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Jones ... against the odds, has mined a watchable movie out of an entertainment franchise that started with a video game and now includes novels, comics and assorted schlock (toys, costumes, a mah-jongg set).

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Director Duncan Jones, a self-professed Warcraft fan, has clearly put a lot of love and care into fleshing out a story, but it’s questionable whether it was ever really merited...

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

What matters is the execution. And Jones executes bloody well.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Despite the silly names and cheesy nerdism there's plenty of fun to be had in Duncan Jones' video game adaptation.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The movie is character-driven every step of the way. That’s why... it casts a spell.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The ambition is laudible, but it's to little end. At once empty and impenetrable...

2.0
0

Warcraft Awesome fight scenes, with lashings of medieval int here, mismash of ‘Thor’, ‘Troy’, ‘Mosses’, and ‘The Scorcerer’s Apprentice’ with every other fighty good bad evil film there is in there. I really enjoyed it. Great popcorn-lose yourself kind of flick. Nothing to write home about, but still a descent watch. Look forward to next succession of film...

2.0
0

Warcraft: The Beginning… “The Beginning”?! Say it ain’t so, because I don’t think I could take another one. Long, overblown, exposition-heavy, and downright dull, I haven’t had such a squirmingly bad time at the movies since the likes of John Carter of Mars, The Last Airbender, Tommorowland or every bloody Transformers sequel. If you liked those movies...

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

So good at making the most outlandish elements of his first two films seem completely credible, Jones can’t find a way to get this cartoony spectacle to soar.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Jones embraces Warcraft’s world with laudable commitment: but when it comes to charging it with life, sheer bulk gets the better of him.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

With a tighter plot, a touch of humour and some peppier, less slab-fisted action scenes this might actually have worked...

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The pristine setting never meshes with Jones’s efforts to give emotional reality to his army of characters, who cannot escape their tropes: leader, hero, warrior woman, mystic.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Jones ... against the odds, has mined a watchable movie out of an entertainment franchise that started with a video game and now includes novels, comics and assorted schlock (toys, costumes, a mah-jongg set).

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Director Duncan Jones, a self-professed Warcraft fan, has clearly put a lot of love and care into fleshing out a story, but it’s questionable whether it was ever really merited...

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

What matters is the execution. And Jones executes bloody well.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Despite the silly names and cheesy nerdism there's plenty of fun to be had in Duncan Jones' video game adaptation.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The movie is character-driven every step of the way. That’s why... it casts a spell.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The ambition is laudible, but it's to little end. At once empty and impenetrable...

2.0
0

Warcraft Awesome fight scenes, with lashings of medieval int here, mismash of ‘Thor’, ‘Troy’, ‘Mosses’, and ‘The Scorcerer’s Apprentice’ with every other fighty good bad evil film there is in there. I really enjoyed it. Great popcorn-lose yourself kind of flick. Nothing to write home about, but still a descent watch. Look forward to next succession of...

2.0
0

Warcraft: The Beginning… “The Beginning”?! Say it ain’t so, because I don’t think I could take another one. Long, overblown, exposition-heavy, and downright dull, I haven’t had such a squirmingly bad time at the movies since the likes of John Carter of Mars, The Last Airbender, Tommorowland or every bloody Transformers sequel. If you liked those movies...

1.0
0