Warcraft – Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann reviews Warcraft.

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Quick, funny reviews of movies and games, new and old.


  1. Movie is based more on RTS Warcraft 1 than on MMORPG World of Warcraft but not really. From what I know about Warcraft lore and what you told us this movie is kinda going it’s own path as far as story goes.

    • Nah, Chris just misunderstood a few points. Orcs don’t occasionally pop between worlds, this is the one and only time they’re doing it to escape their dying home planet (Draenor). There are plot changes here and there, but the broad strokes remain the same. 🙂

      • Well this is not first time when he has misunderstood something from plot of movie and I doubt it will be last. So it’s not really surprising to me.

  2. I’ve only played through the 2nd and 3rd games in their entirety, so I hope I’m not too lost on the story since I barely played the first.

  3. MidnightScreeningsman2014

    I really remember my dad playing this and me wanting to play world of Warcraft. I still stand by that but however I’m totally skipping this and see it being a colossal bomb this weekend and 2016s 2nd major big budget bomb (after gods of Egypt of course).

    • Did I misunderstood you or you are going to skip Warcraft because it didn’t do successfully financially?
      And it actually had a great start in Russia and the best opening weekend in China.

  4. I’m going to see this next month. I think I’ll probably like it since I’ve never played Warcraft so I have nothing to compare it to.

  5. I’ve not seen the movie, but it looked pretty bad from the trailers. The Orcs look relatively right, but they seem to have gone all Tolkein with the humans. That’s sort of missing the point, I think. WarCraft isn’t Tolkein, it’s a ripoff of Warhammer Fantasy that Blizzard attempted to give some kind of depth in the second game. What that means is big shoulder pads, angry characters and over-the-top violence. I didn’t see any big shoulder pads on the human side.

    • Warcraft 1 didn’t really have that much story,it was later implanted by books and sequels. But I really hate Warhammer fanboys,who always saying about Warcraft being ripoff,anything but first game. They are nothing alike and I am saying this as fan of both franchises. Besides after fucking Age of Sigmar they lost even more simmilarities.

  6. Not even a few seconds in and you already got it wrong. Seriously, a few seconds of research would have told you this is not based on World of Warcraft at all (and I am tired of pretty much every ‘critic’ getting this wrong. In fact I haven’t seen one right yet), but rather, Warcraft: orcs vrs humans. This is like saying Harry Potter: and the philosopher stone is based on the popular book Harry Potter: and the prisoner of Azkaban. It is the same world, but completely different books (games) from different parts of the timeline.

  7. The only other thing you said I feel forced to nitpick, since you have never played the game so wouldn’t know before hand why certain things are the way they are, (aka Mediev (the guardian) acting all crazy. There is a reason for this, but as a non player and representing the non player watchers, you wouldn’t know the lore so I can accept the criticism there and not raise up arms against it over why it is the way it is other than to say that, if they make more movies, it will be explained.), is that the orcs didn’t just randomly pop through a portal from time to time to kidnap humans. They were fleeing the world they, themselves, destroyed for a new one because there was little to no food or water left. The beings in the cages sacrificed to open the portal were not humans. They don’t kidnap humans. I know Garona said she is half human, (which actually is cannon to the lore), but she’s not, (also cannon), which is the only place I can think of that you got the crazy idea from in the first place. No human kidnappings anywhere. No hopping in and out of the portal like it’s a teleportation platform. It’s a straight on ‘migration’ of a nation fleeing a destroyed world. Now either the movie didn’t portray this well, or with all the information coming in from a first time viewing you missed it or miss interpreted it.

    Everything else you said I will abide by and not go all ‘lore crazy’ because as a non fan I don’t expect you to know it or why things happened. The Movie needs to do that on its own for the non fan base. Hopefully they will make more movies so things can be expanded upon. With more information, you may view the first movie differently after gaining more information by watching a second.

  8. I’m stunned by the constant bad reviews {and yes this is a bad review} of this movie.

    It seems that even amongst critics like those on this site {Angry Joe, Chris Stuckman, The Battle Blog, Film Brain} this movie is not being given anything like the credit it deserves as easily the best Fantasy Movie not made by Peter Jackson for what 27 years now {since Willow in 1989!}.

    Video Game Movies have a bad rep but Fantasy Movies as a whole have an even worse rep!

    It seems that there’s some kind of kneejerk “it’s a fantasy movie so it must be trash” reaction going on here!

    C+ on Chris’s scale {A+ – D-} equates to 6/12 or 5/10 which is a ridiculously low score {I may have accepted a B but a B+ would be closer to reality as even that would only equate to 9/12 or 7.5/10}.

    It’s not simply Warcraft fans who will watch this movie but all Fantasy fans – And we’re all relying on it doing well because we’ve been short changed so often over the past 26 years!

    Actual good Fantasy Movies {not counting the likes of King Arthur or Hansel & Gretel which are really separate genres} since 1990:

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
    Season of the Witch
    and now:

    THAT’S IT!

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