Warcraft: The Beginning, the adaptation ofthe video game World of Warcraft, hasproved a massive hit in China, with a first-day take of $46m (￡31.8m), thesecond biggest in the country’s history after another Hollywood hit, Furious 7,which took $63.1min its first 24 hours in 2015.
EpicHawk 1d ago
The problem I had with this movie is thatit packed too much story in little time. A series would have been a lot betterwhere the story builds up slowly and we get to know more about the characters.The whole thing felt rushed. The fantasy landscapes were very nice though, muchbetter than Hobbit/LotR.
Durobrivan 2d ago
I saw this yesterday as part of a mixedgroup of (former) players and non-players.
The players really enjoyed it. Thenon-players were...nonplussed.
Comparisons to The Hobbit don't stand, inmy opinion-while The Hobbit was bloated with third-rate filler material, thefault here was trying to pack too much in. As a non-player, I just didn't havethe time to start caring about anybody in between failing to learn all the names.
It was obviously made with love for thematerial, and it wasn't dreadful. But definitely one for the existing fans.
Gantsara 3d ago
20 years ago Warcraft 1 and 2 were verypopular in China. My mate and I (foreign students) used to play all nightsometimes at gaming cafes which were packed and every second person playingwarcraft. This was well before world of warcraft.
Iknowlittle 3d ago
Many Chinese youths are addicted in thisgame and so ruined their life without government’s and parents’ better guidanceand regulation. The warcraft should be to blame.
SenseCir 5d ago
Will I like this film? I liked the Warcraftgames preceding World of Warcraft.
Geshtianna SenseCir 4d ago
The movie is based around the events thathappened around the time of the First War, a.k.a. the plot of Warcraft I.
ashleyhk 5d ago
My daughter (16) saw it in Beijingyesterday and thought it was "super duper great"
panopticon7 ashleyhk 4d ago
high praise, indeed!