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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Violent, boring, badly told video game-based fantasy.

Movie PG-13 2016 123 minutes
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Great movie very entertaining!! I would love to see a sequel to this !! Very creative. It reminds me of the video games kids of today sit around and play for hours !!!! Great story line I love ❤️ it!!!

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Kids say (16):

Disinterested, disengaged storytelling, stale dialogue, and an overuse of familiar visual effects add up to a forgettable big-screen rendition of the beloved video game. Even fans will find this dull. Most of Warcraft is likely to make you think of other, more successful movies -- Avatar frequently comes to mind -- or else makes you wonder what the heck is actually going on. Story elements are either dropped, ignored, or forgotten, and eventually viewers are left either confused or bored.

The movie seems to want to be about teamwork and striving for peace, but, as it ends, it seems to promise only more war. Characters are extremely thinly drawn (it will be difficult for non-fans to even remember their names), and their emotional interactions are mainly dialogue-based (i.e. they explain their relationships to one another). There's no feeling here. It's a shame, since director Duncan Jones' previous two movies (Moon and Source Code) were so smart, and Warcraft is just the opposite.

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