There are an incredible number of things that go into making a movie. Seriously, it’s a truly staggering number of things, especially for a big budget film.

A movie like “Warcraft” somehow manages to succeed on nearly every level. It does virtually everything right and it is not a movie I can recommend, not at all. Why? Because “Warcraft” fails in one of the most important areas — the story is a bad one. d

“Warcraft” fails to be remotely compelling with its story, offering logic gaps, plot holes, and a whole lot of silliness in lieu of an actual tale. In the end, more than anything else, “Warcraft” feels like the cutscenes in a bad videogame, and that’s a shame because it gets so much right.

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