J. R. Jones
A lot of sentimental hogwash about fathers and sons heading off to war.
Warcraft isn't decent. It isn't awful, either, though that would honestly be preferable.
Crowded and scattershot.
Large scale battles and magical pyrotechnics are nice supplements but the absence of well-formed characters and a meaningful narrative render such pretty things moot.
Warcraft is a language you don't speak, a code you can't crack, a party you weren't invited to.
There are plenty of flaws - an overabundance of storylines chief among them, followed by the occasional slip into silly action and/or overdone effects - but what fun to discover some virtues to set against them.
This is a film that requires an instruction manual going in-or perhaps years of training alongside solemn mages-simply to possess the superhuman endurance needed to enjoy it.
The characters are one-dimensional, but this is fantasy fiction not domestic drama.
Sometimes video games are best left as video games.