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Warcraft

Movies adapted from video games are a disreputable genre, and Warcraft isn't likely to change that. Critics savaged the movie when it opened last Friday, competing to see who could come up with the most withering put-down and who could be first with the laborious punch line "Game over." Of course, everything is a competition now: the gaming of America, which began with the emergence of team sports in the early 20th century and accelerated with the advent of video games in the 1980s, has reached its logical conclusion in a presidential contest destined to play out as a real-time strategy game. Fox News and MSNBC are indistinguishable from ESPN, focusing on the candidates' strategy to the exclusion of all else. Already the candidates hunch over their phones, firing off Twitter insults at each other and checking their TV screens for evidence of a direct hit. Continue reading >>

Credits

Director:

  • Duncan Jones

Cast:

  • Travis Fimmel
  • Paula Patton
  • Ben Foster
  • Dominic Cooper
  • Toby Kebbell
  • Ben Schnetzer
  • Rob Kazinsky
  • Clancy Brown
  • Daniel Wu
  • Ruth Negga
  • Anna Galvin
  • Callum Rennie
  • Burkely Duffield
  • Ryan Robbins
  • Dean Redman
  • Glenn Ennis

Producers:

  • Charles Roven
  • Thomas Tull
  • Jon Jashni
  • Alex Gartner
  • Stuart Fenegan
  • Jillian Share
  • Brent O'Connor
  • Mike Morhaime
  • Paul Sams
  • La Peikang
  • Edward Cheng
  • Qian Shimu
  • Wang Zhonglei

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  • Review: Warcraft

    With its mix of humans, orcs, dwarfs and even a Golem, one would be forgiven for mistaking this movie for The Lord of the Rings: The Bootleg Edition. — By Matt Brunson

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