I may be the least qualified person on earth to evaluate the World of Warcraft (rrr Warcraft?) movie trailer, but here we are.
It’s fascinating how real and how fake this trailer looks from shot to shot. Take the screengrab above the video, for instance – you’d never know that was a CGI orc up there unless somebody told you. But then you see shots of people and somehow, they look less real… did they film this entire movie in front of a green screen? It’s very distracting.
That’s just what my eyes see – my brain is searching for the drama in this story, but all I see here is an excuse for people to punch each other. Maybe there’s some thinly veiled slap at the elite; perhaps some “human privilege” social commentary, but my instinct is telling me that this is going to be a snoozefest.
I’ve never played WoW, but I have seen the “Make Love, Not Warcraft” episode of South Park, so I imagine I have a vague handle on the idea and, as this movie will probably prove, I get the feeling that this isn’t going to lend itself to film.