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Jun 15 2016

魔兽争霸。他们想什么呢?

Six questions that trouble me still from theWarcraftscreening last week...

What on earth does Glenn Close need the money for?"

For some reason they only hired sexy men to play these monsters

That's just one of many questions I screamed into the abyss whilst watching this expensive, silly, over-stuffed but under-nourished video game adaptation.What's more this was only one of about 7 questions I screamed to which no answers came ina single sceneof the movie.I couldn't even begin to tell you what was going on other than it was important enough to precede the climax of the movie.But I'll try.A young sorcerer (Ben Schnetzer) enters some sort of black gooey CGI cube and meets some sort of anthropomorphized supernatural force with sounds just like Glenn Close and finally looks just like Glenn Close as it solidifies and turns to camera upon which she/it/they bestow(s) on the young sorcerer some sort of magic that they've been withholding from some sort of bureaucrat mystics association so that he can return to battle another sorcerer to become "The Guardian" of the world of Azeroth where this all takes place...and that's not even the A plot!

The A plot isslightlyless confusing...

(it's basically orcs invading a new world filled with mostly humans) but with a dozen more characters and at least three male actors (Daniel Wu ofInto the Badlands, Robert Kazinsky ofTrue Blood, and Toby Kebbel of many things) whose utter gorgeousness is wasted on audiences because they're trapped in the offscreen motion capture graveyard playing these giant ugly orcs.

Good genetics don't always pay off onscreen

Why why whyyyy?

Actually I can answer that question.It only proves once again that most people involved in filmmaking are straight men and don't think it's an issue to keep wasting male beauty (see also: Idris Elba's 2016 in which he's played numerous animals and one alien but never a sexy human man which he, in fact, is).Gorgeous Paula Patton, the only orc that looks like a human (half-breed you see) gets to go without CGI because they know not to waste female beauty.

Who is narrating?

Generally speaking it's a good idea to make sure your audience knows who is narrating, whether you want to surprise them (I've been dead all along!) or let them get inside a particular character's head.I thought I knew who was narrating but that character dies with a good chunk of the movie still left to go so how could they have narrated it in retrospect without some kind of acknowledgement that they had, in point of fact, died?

Why are some actors so atrocious at the stylized acting that genre films require?

Though actors clearly do not respect the acting demands of the fantasy and sci-fi and horror genres (given the lack of awards that follow such work) all you have to do is watch a couple handfuls of genre films to know that it's not easy to do well.It's easy to survive such pictures, sure, since they are rarely "actor's films" but it's extremely difficult to ace them.Actors have to pitch their voice and their body and their emotional registers into a kind ofjust-this-side-of-realzone in order to capture whatever heightened alternate reality they're supposed to be inhabiting and sometimes it's a completely alien one.Once the actor has done this they still have to believably convey traditionally relatable emotions (often with nothing to actwithgiven that the scene partners are often computer generated).

Like many a genre picture there's a wide range of success rates, acting-wise inWarcraft。鲁思·内格加和特拉维斯·菲梅尔(既不会陌生,流派车费)是相当成功的,感觉这个特殊的想象世界中存在的话。宝拉·巴顿和多米尼克库珀略少所以但他们大多是由得。但它与巫师 - 究竟是谁拥有showiest作用,从而对爆米花的乐趣最有潜力的 - 我们遇到麻烦。福斯特理解程式化,但无论是他太认真对待这还是因为他是一个烂摊子作为土地的最高巫师“卫报”谁可能是也可能不是他的全部在他的私人山宫殿时间后Looney Tunes的他根本不把它当回事。本·施奈策(谁发现了这么多的承诺作为积极的政治头目Pride)更是雪上加霜。他从来没有一次感觉不是绿色的演员谁圆CW试点试镜后无意中发现了一个幻想集的任何其他。他没有出现,没有任何现实的一部分“神奇”,并且总是无可救药2016年

How is sex going to work between these two?

特拉维斯·菲梅尔是这个特殊的特许经营权的流氓鳏夫英雄(这样的比喻!)而且,虽然他们在战场上相遇,他显然有色迷迷的眼神对宝拉·巴顿的半兽人凶猛。她警告说,人类男人谁捕获了她,他们会他们从来没有跟她生存性(她会粉碎他们的骨头 - 并不打算委婉说法 - 她暗示这是一个兽人情况,并不仅仅因为她是一个战士)。所以,如果他们连上,但还她的獠牙来她的嘴里出来这么'69也是出于Fimmel可能会死。

Why does Hollywood think its okay for first films to end on a cliffhanger?

Warcraft有骄傲自大/愚蠢结束对一个悬念,而不是提供一个完整的故事,就好像它已经值得我们美元的2018年和2020年等。注特许经营开心好莱坞:你居然要赚取的第一个电影的普及成熟的专营地位potential系列。记住怎样The Golden Compass结束在峭壁吊钩和观众不喜欢它足够和悬念未曾解决。以来Warcraft开始作为一个视频游戏,而不是一本书编了一个非常具体的情节,有字面上没有借口make-up当你塑造比是谁已经把领先的观众愉悦的未来利润的混蛋其他故事悬念。未来的利润是很难得的,如果你在第一时间做的不是快乐的观众。

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什么他妈的,格伦·克洛斯在这?
她需要在奥斯卡电影威信,不拉屎这样。

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家Craver

格伦在它很好,她是一个电视节目预告电路上没有显示,她有GOTG为什么这个麻烦。

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家标记

所以,我不应该看这个呢?

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家Anonny

是格伦·克洛斯的第一张图????????

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家夏天

这是什么样的电影,你不能给我看呢!无欲任何责任。

“他从来没有一次感觉不是绿色的演员谁无意中发现了一个圆形CW试点试演之后的幻想设定的其他任何东西。”
谢谢你的此行。热闹。

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家

夏 - 没有。所以我不认为他们已经发布了她的图片,她去在电影uncredited。

June 15, 2016 | 注册批评家NATHANIEL [R

我真的不敢相信谁喜欢可以将这些人写的废话?你抱怨,因为电影在A F绝岭雄风结束,但电影是根据现有的知识,你不能在2小时告诉“完整的故事”。电影。如果您没有在脸上想要一个悬念去巴掌彼得·杰克逊在环的奖学金不杀生索伦。这部电影就像标题所暗示的是“开端”。如果你的心态是低到无法理解的是,那么你应该停止发布类似的事情。你是谁需要创建这篇文章之前,做一些思考的一个。你想过吗?当然不是,只是什么在你的头脑是注意和金钱,你知道,像我这样的穷人吸盘将不能够帮助自己,并会在没有受过教育的废话点击这样是这样的。

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家森sdeath

没有奥斯卡这样一个机会?:P

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家摩根

“如果你的心态是低到无法理解的是,那么你应该停止发布类似的事情。”

他呼吁该文章讽刺没有受过教育。厚颜无耻!我从来没有通常咬但这是错过机会太好了。

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家摩根

我很喜欢这部电影,但我并没有太大的期待IT-(是的,我是一个大的电影科幻奇幻迷)

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家Jaragon

令人失望的格伦·克洛斯在这样的电影。不过说句公道话 - 的A级演员很多拍电影这样的...通常是为了钱或者他们读这比最后一个好剧本初稿?

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家贝蒂·斯特里普

我可能会看这个的时候它是电视只是支持邓肯·琼斯上。此外,我只希望他得到高薪使他的下一部电影。他只是不能完全住在他爸爸的音乐版税。

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家史蒂芬

吴彦祖的新好莱坞生涯是迷人的。我希望有人给他一个真正的男主角的角色 soon.There's no reason why he cannot be in a romantic comedy or an action/thriller.I mean look at him.Plus he did quite well with those roles in HK movies, even though he comes off a little stoic (wooden?) sometimes.

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家kin

Glenn Close needs her honorary asap!

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家/3rtful

森sdeath - It's only called Warcraft in the states, so why should Nat point out a title that doesn't have any meaning here?Also, LOTR was shot at once, so you were getting the next parts whether you wanted them or not.

Anyway, for me, Warcraft was just...meh.There's not enough about it I liked to say I enjoyed it;but there's also not enough about it that I hated to say I truly despised it.As for things in the article;I kind of get the not covering up the beautiful people thing but A) They're actors, so they have to play the role as written.B) Paula Patton looks terrible in this film and her skin was digitally turned green, so technically she didn't escape the computer's reach;and C) If you have nothing but a bunch of humans walking around in a fantasy epic about a land filled with all types of creature then that kind of takes away from the whole idea, doesn't it?

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家Daniel Armour

Like Duncan said in an interview..if you didn't play the game you might not get the movie.I personally enjoyed the movie very much because I'm a fan of the franchise.I think they did a good job trying to bottle so much lore into an introductory story so that maybe people who have no knowledge of Warcraft would find it entertaining.It is pure gratuitous CG fluff cinema and that's the only way to do it.For those of you that seem to have so much vitriol about it just remember it a movie about a video game franchise..it's not meant to be Oscar winning material.For the love of small animals don't hate on it if you haven't seen it.

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家jscott

Glenn Close like everyone else needs a job.She was very effective in her brief scene.Yes I would also love to see her in a great role worthy of her talent.The movie is a huge hit in China which means there will probably be sequel.

June 15, 2016 | 未注册的批评家Jaragon

jscott - As someone that's never played the game, the biggest problem I thought the film had was that it just threw you into the world and expected you to make sense of it without a lot of explanation.

On one hand, that's a bold move;and with the right script that could work.Unfortunately, on the other hand, Warcraft already had a problematic screenplay and really couldn't afford to do that.As much as some might dislike this trope, you really needed a proxy character like Ellen Page in Inception or the young guy in the first Hellboy to come into the world, so that there's an excuse to explain what the hell is going on.

June 16, 2016 | 未注册的批评家Daniel Armour

I love how people who haven't seen the movie keep bashing it in the comments.By all means, keep adopting other people's opinions, why would you ever need to form your own?

June 16, 2016 | 未注册的批评家马诺斯ķ

So this is a beginning movie to a story that spans over 13 books, based on an original video game series that has been around since 1994.The story has been worked on since then, but this movie is based on the very beginning of the story.
Now, is some of the acting cheesey and bad in the film, whilst awarding all you ladies some male beauty out of my boy Ben Foster?Yes, it is.I think some scenes were very soap-opera esk, but all of the "Orc" character performances from Tobey Kebbel, Clancey Brown, Daniel Wu, and Rob Kazinsky were, not only outstanding, but a saving grace to the entertainment value of this movie.By the way, Glenn Close, who I had never heard of, because Im not old or a lesbian, is in this film for all but 30 to 60 seconds at best in a scene that is just there to bullshit the audience a little before a big event happens.All that said, this is the worst movie review Ive ever read, and Im disappointed in you.

June 16, 2016 | 未注册的批评家Sal your Pal

As I was watching this movie, thinking various "whys", I thought of "Labyrinth", the movie with David Bowie, and how this one covered some of the same territory, in a different era.

It was also a high spectacle, low stakes way for Duncan Jones to increase his skill set.

Skills added: large cast, crowd scenes, battle scenes, extended CGI in both characters and setting, satisfying an audience familiar with pre-existing material.

The actors seemed game and happy to be there, and happy to work with Duncan Jones, and hoping to work with him again.Glenn Close is now one of his go-to actresses.Great, can't wait.And it was nice to see Paula Patton with a lead role.

June 16, 2016 | 未注册的批评家adri

Warcraft is #1 in Germany...in it's 3rd week!o_O
I really had no idea it could be that popular here.*lmao*

如果格伦的短暂客串是光荣的,因为它是在胡克我只能眼睁睁的看着它。但我怀疑它。

June 16, 2016 | 未注册的批评家宋佳

和...*咳嗽咳嗽*我喜欢黄金罗盘....好了,这主要是因为妮可·基德曼的。她看起来不可思议。

June 16, 2016 | 未注册的批评家宋佳

亲爱的你萨尔帕尔

如果你吹嘘如何你“从来没有听说过格伦·克洛斯的”因为你“不老或女同性恋”你的评论是毫无价值的。回来的时候,你已经从六年级毕业

June 16, 2016 | 未注册的批评家肯小号

魔兽肯定是没有得到的续集。这件事情,有1.6亿$生产预算,看上去有一个总的是将触底反弹某处大约$ 340-350万美元。足够低,是失败的,但并非如此之低,邓肯·琼斯的流通完全像乔什·特兰克可能已被删除的任何威胁。(我刚才看到斯皮尔伯格燃烧。NICE)。

June 16, 2016 | 未注册的批评家Volvagia

SAL您的PAL:

格伦·克洛斯,谁,我从来没有听说过,因为我不是旧的或女同性恋,
haha.you've stumbled onto the wrong blog if you think it's cool to not know who 6 time Oscar nominated actors, even if they came before your time.See some of her 80s classics.Or her Emmy winning role which was only 9 years ago.

但我同意你的兽人最精彩的部分。我也许应该列出了几个加号的(但这不能太过分,6件事情都缠着我的评论)。我特别喜欢吴彦祖扮演的反派。太多的影片有哑或无聊的恶棍和至少小人是好的。

Adri - 这是一个很好的角度来看,我没有想到的......如果邓肯真的把这个作为薪水的工作(虽然他没有最初看起来的类型)

丹尼尔 - 我就像被扔进故事没有很多的解释。我只是不喜欢这里,因为这个故事是这样一个烂摊子。我最喜欢的故事进入连接的媒体资源没有所有的废话博览会的例子是STAR WARS。它的工作为大家当时但那是因为执行是这么好,这个故事如此专注。如果你不打算解释你要真正做到故事扮演贯穿始终。有明显的方式太多了这里,一场电影。这感觉就像有几个关键情节缺少一个短剧。

Jaragon - 黄金罗盘是一个打击海外也并没有得到一个续集。为了证明其1.6亿的预算加上P&A魔兽将不得不做了很多更好的不仅仅是打破即使它看起来像它的当家 - 一般来说你需要像打破即使考虑2.5倍的预算工作室不要“T口袋里所有的门票钱和P&A是昂贵的,它实际上执行非常相似黄金罗盘迄今(具有相似预算)。

June 16, 2016 | 未注册的批评家NATHANIEL [R

你有格伦的人物的照片,你可以添加?伤心。我不认为存在针对25+年龄组的许多电影的选择。如果你读的行业,所有的有趣的电影角色,在很大程度上要詹妮弗·劳伦斯。即使是海伦·米伦报名参加了速度与激情的续集,只是为了让她的脚在门口?艰难的时刻,但电影的出路呢。更好地得到在流上的品质呈现,因为这是已经替换成人电影演出。

June 16, 2016 | 未注册的批评家西格妮(姓版主)

“魔兽肯定是没有得到的续集。这个东西,1.6亿$生产预算,看上去有一个总的是将触底反弹某处大约$ 340-350万美元。足够低,是失败的,但不能如此之低,邓肯 Jones has any threat of being removed from circulation completely like Josh Trank probably has been. (And I just saw that Spielberg burn. NICE.)"

魔兽取得近300百万在它的第一个星期,甚至在所有国家开放。我很抱歉让你们失望,但续集看起来非常有可能!

June 16, 2016 | 未注册的批评家马诺斯ķ

我希望有续集,我会支付看到它在IMAX -3 D-我希望格伦·克洛斯获得了更大ROL下一时间纳撒尼尔你应该做的电影歌剧女主角的职位聘请给类的科幻奇幻电影- 朱迪思·丹奇在(2004年)的“超世纪战警” ......弗朗西斯安妮斯在“克鲁尔”和“沙丘...

June 16, 2016 | 未注册的批评家Jaragon

我沿着昨晚去看看电影。道理谁都1。。像邓肯·琼斯的工作。月球和源码。不是那个熟悉的魔兽游戏,但直接进入游戏。

从我的角度看,它也需要一定的时间来获得故事情节的理解,也许我期待指环王型薄膜。我知道,这只是第一个系列。走啊走享受电影,但它跻身3出我提到了以前的电影。我希望它是有利可图的,我们能看到续集。

June 17, 2016 | 未注册的批评家Rhalleyf

这部电影是很娱乐,说实话,在一种娱乐,你会从一个奇迹电影得到,如果你期待这是环的下一个主人,事实并非如此。
我不明白为什么批评家因此失去的时候 to the film plot, it is pretty straightforward without knowing anything about the warcraft video games maybe their attention span is really low I don't know, as you can see the only ones giving it really bad reviews are the professional critics as the movie stands at 7.6 at imdb according to user votes and it's growing in popularity though there is some bad acting but I give it more to inexperience from the actors, it has minor errors as any movie but it was a good movie.

Anyway watch it, isn't bad like the critics say and I'm not even a fan of this franchise.

June 18, 2016 | 未注册的批评家Guabaloso

You're all stupid and don't know a good movie when it smacks you in the face.300 $ million is hard to argue asia ate it up and so did i great storytelling as well as effects worthy of seeing in theatres.Go see it in theaters don't wait

June 19, 2016 | 未注册的批评家Kyle

I'm just a fan, not much worried at who's who and doing what.Just enjoy watching a film for relaxation and not think of all the drama around it.Entertaining pos thank you!

September 12, 2016 | 未注册的批评家bdk