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Warcraft: The Beginning.


Review in one word: eeeeeeeehhhhhhh

Review in three words: okay-ish I guess.

This movie is completely and utterly forgettable. It does nothing really interesting with the lore, or the effects, or the characters.
 
Warcraft: The Beginning.


Review in one word: eeeeeeeehhhhhhh

Review in three words: okay-ish I guess.

This movie is completely and utterly forgettable. It does nothing really interesting with the lore, or the effects, or the characters.
I kind of detest the Warcraft movie, but it's for none of those reasons... it's because movie executives point to it as a proof that Americans are too "picky" about movies because it made like 8x as much internationally as it did domestically. Nevermind it was "technically" a Chinese production...
 
I found the WarCraft movie okay entertainment, but because I have never played WoW (just WC I-III), I'm sure I missed lots of references that would've engrossed me more.

--Patrick
 

GasBandit

Staff member
I skipped it. I learned my lesson about video game movies with Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. You'd have thought Super Mario Brothers would have done the trick, but I was too young for it to really seem so awful.
 
Spirits Within was a beautiful movie, it was just thin on plot (at least for Western audiences...sober ones, anyway).
WarCraft had plenty of plot, but suffered from having so many individual plot points shoehorned in that they just HAD to cover.
As for Mario Brothers, well, I haven't seen it and am not sure I ever will.

--Patrick
 
You'd have thought Super Mario Brothers would have done the trick, but I was too young for it to really seem so awful.
This was entirely the fault of studio mismanagement: they completely changed the original script (which was apparently actually quite good) and turned it into... what we got. Everyone making the movie HATED it, actively, while making it because it was so off the mark.

The upcoming film by Illumination apparently has Miyamoto involved actively, so it's probably going to be at least in the right wheelhouse... we'll see if it's also "good".
 
Imo, I think Dective Pikachu has been the best thus far. It's not deep, plot-wise, but it manages to stay true to the feeling of the game, pretty good quality effects/animation and entertaining enough for multiple viewings. We watched Sonic a while back, and while it wasn't bad, I thought it was kinda boring. It felt a little too "try-hard" with the jokes and not enough plot.
So it seems like adaptations are getting better, but not what I'd call "great" yet.
 
Detective Pikachu and the recent Tomb Raider movie are probably the ones I'd pick as the best video game movies. Still not great cinema, but I'd call them good films.

Also the two Angry Birds movies are guilty pleasures of mine.

Also I really appreciate Advent Children for its beautifully animated Tifa.
 
Detective Pikachu and the recent Tomb Raider movie are probably the ones I'd pick as the best video game movies. Still not great cinema, but I'd call them good films.

Also the two Angry Birds movies are guilty pleasures of mine.

Also I really appreciate Advent Children for its beautifully animated Tifa.
I have a soft spot for the animated Street Fighter II movie from the mid 90's. Again not what you'd call great cinema but definitely an entertaining watch.
 
No love for Silent Hill or Resident Evil, huh? I guess I'm the only one who loves dumb horror movies based on dumb horror games, which I also love.
 
The Babysitter: Killer Queen
The first was over-the-top weird. This one somehow out-did that.
It's fun. It's gory. It's a little bit much on the loony, but it probably would have been pretty bland without it.
B-
 

GasBandit

Staff member
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Eh, it was ok.

If you are an ardent fan of the view askewniverse, you will like it. I did like how much self-deprecating meta humor there was at Kevin Smith's expense.

Also the meta within a meta humor about how much Kevin Smith's daughter looks like Jason Mewes.
 
Based on this movie alone, I'm surprised Angelina Jolie was never cast as an elf in a fantasy movie like LOTR, and/or a Vulcan in Star Trek.
 

figmentPez

Staff member
Pets United on Netflix

From the opening monologue I knew this was going to be bad. I made it 28 minutes in before I couldn't even stand it as background noise. This is bad. There were things to like about The Secret Life of Pets. The writing in Pets United is painful to listen to. It's stilted and awkward, and I just can't stomach any more of it. Stay away from this movie.
 
Murder Mystery (2019) (Netflix)

An Adam Sandler comedy I didn't hate? This is basically a spoof on Murder on the Orient Express, except the people investigating the crime are a shabby police Sergent (Adam Sandler) and his hair dresser wife (Jennifer Aniston), who get involved with the whole mess when they go to Europe for their anniversary. It's got a lot of Sandler's typical humor (2nd Goat actually got me laughing hard) but takes itself serious enough that the entire movie isn't a farce, as well as having a halfway decent car chase. It's not going to win any awards and fairly typical for Sandler's late career fare, but I had a good time. Solid B-.
 
Superman: Brainiac Attacks

Just a fun "Superman Animated" based Superman movie. GRANTED its not a FULL cast reunion as they didn't get Corey Burton or Clancy Brown to reprise their roles, but it was still fun.
 
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