I don’t have a lot of experience with the World of Warcraft videogames, so I’m not sure (although I have seen friends swallowed up by Blizzard’s behemoth), but has it always looked like a generic fantasy property? While this first good look at the film does indeed look, uh, good, something just seems off about the whole thing overall. Maybe it’s the hyper-lighting effects, or the weird way the horde actors’ mouths are animated, or maybe even how every shot has noticeable green screen? It’s just weird.
I’m sure the battle between Warcraft’s Alliance and Horde factions is iconic in videogame media, but their designs just don’t translate well to film. We’ve seen this stuff all before, so hopefully future trailers have got something else up their sleeve.
Warcraft releases next June thanks to also weird delays.