Honest Trailers Tears The Warcraft Movie A New Dark Portal

It was inevitable, really. The Warcraft movie was always going to be deconstructed by Honest Trailers and with plenty of material to gorge itself on and a keen understanding of the audience, it's one of the better instalments in the HT series.

Personally, I didn't think Warcraft was a terrible movie, but it wasn't a good one either. I completely agree with the Honest Trailers' assessment — the orcs were great, the humans less so and anyone unfamiliar with the game and its lore would definitely feel a little lost as the film doesn't really give you the chance to get your bearings.

But we don't watch HT videos for their in-depth criticism and philosophical musings. As expected, the commentary is joke-packed, including this corker:

"...begin your quest through the world's most expensive unskippable cutscene."

Yep, that's quite the burn.

If you're just interested in the Warcraft stuff, you can stop watching after the 3:53-minute mark — beyond this point it's all unrelated promos.

Honest Trailers — Warcraft (Feat. MatPat of Game Theory) [YouTube]


Comments

    I liked the orcs. So many things wrong with the humans though. Lothar was cool but the rest were so 1 dimensional and goody goody. Most of the humans looked too skinny and weak as well. Especially Lothar's pretty boy son.

      Really could have done without the kid. Added in purely to evoke some emotional response and it was just tacky. They could have used those precious minutes on something more worthwhile.

    I enjoyed it. Anticipating the director's cut.

      same, i also find it funny that i saw more magic spells cast in Warcraft than in the LoTR trilogy and more were cast than in most harry potter movies.

        Haha, harry potter went from a few spells to lobbing them around like hotcakes in the final entries.
        I chuckled at the polymorph joke. I am really looking forward to the story of Arthas and the frozen throne, though we are a while off. Worth the ticket price for me, though it is a shame they cut so much out for the theatrical release.

    Not bad movie, not a great movie - it just kind of is. The guy who played Khadgar was too.. babyface? I don't know. King Llane was no bueno. The Orcs looked amazing, though, especially Gul'dan. Hats off to the vfx team.

    Last edited 01/10/16 3:13 pm

    i enjoyed that title reveal in the end though.

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