Only a few years after the all-out guerrilla war in First Blood (1982), John Rambo’s former commanding officer, Colonel Sam Trautman, pulls him out of jail, only to send him back to a place he swore never to return: the impenetrable jungles of Vietnam. Entrusted with the dangerous task of collecting evidence that American POWs are still being held captive, Rambo agrees to infiltrate the unknown zone, and before long, he finds himself double-crossed, marooned behind the enemy lines. Once, John fought for his country. Now, the government has left him for dead in a Soviet-infested land. Can Rambo fulfil his suicide mission? Will he deliver his lethal justice?
Stars : Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier
I'm going to be honest. If you're not a fan of the game, this is not the movie for you. This film is 100% fanservice and if you don't know the lore of the games or the characters then you're probably going to have more fun re-watching the lord of the rings trilogy.Some bits are weird due to blizzard's habit of retconning stuff more often than Dc and marvel combined, some of the dialogue comes off as a bit clunky, but i've played world of warcraft for over ten years now and for me this was getting to see Gul'dan, khadgar, and my other favorites on the big screen.in short: if you're a longtime warcraft fan, go for it. if you're not, maybe see what else is showing.
User 2 Review:
While Warcraft might not be the greatest of it's kind, high-fantasy movies with big production value aren't exactly a dime-a-dozen. Lord of the Rings this is not; the human characters (who we spend most of our time with) are on the dull side, and the story isn't breaking any new ground. However, the effects, costumes, and locations are vibrant and fun to look at (the Orcs are especially well done). With a few fun action scenes and over-top-characters thrown in, it's hardly worth the 28% it's ended up at. Warcraft may not be a truly great movie, but it's at least as good as many of the cheesy fantasy romps of the 80s were. If you enjoy flickls like Beastmaster or Dragonslayer, or are a fan of the titular game franchise, this is at least worth a rental.
User 3 Review:
This movie was awesome, and unexpectedly so for some people in my family! The acting was phenomenal on all counts--seriously. And the special effects are amazing! This story has everything that a fantasy-lover could want, and could actually be great for non-fantasy-aficionados as well. They did a really, really good job making a brand-new and creative story out of a game, while still incorporating some of the game's signature aesthetic elements! Toby Kebbell and Paula Patton particularly shined, as did the charming and talented breath of fresh air that is Ben Schnetzer. Overall, a movie I'll definitely watch again. We really enjoyed this one!