The recent "Warcraft" movie reviews have had a negative impact on the film's success. Its scores have dipped with more reviews coming in.
Forbes reported that Rotten Tomatoes' "Warcraft" movie review has ranked the film at the top 12. At 21 percent, it scored the same as 2004's "Resident Evil: Apocalypse."
Previously, the "Warcraft" movie scored 18 percent and was at number 15. It ranked below "DOOM" (2005) and above "Max Payne."
Currently, it falls between "Resident Evil: Extinction" (2007) and "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001).
"Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within," which premiered in 2001, topped the chart with 44 percent. "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) and "DOA: Dead or Alive" (2007) follows with the second and third spots, respectively. 2002's "Resident Evil" and 1995 film "Mortal Kombat" complete the top 5.
The Guardian's "Warcraft" movie review described the film as a "dull-witted computer game spin-off." Apparently, the film was stuffed with plotting and has a "cacophonous score" which may have made viewers feel like they're being "bludgeoned by the war hammers of a thousand orcs."
Moreover, the publication noted that its "glaring artificiality" such as "the carelessly constructed mythology" lacks a certain sense of authenticity.
According to IGN in its "Warcraft" movie review, one refreshing thing about the film is the fact that it opened with an orc couple, Frostwolf leader Durotan (Toby Kebbell) and Draca (Anna Galvin). It focused on the parents as they worry about the fate of their clan and their newborn.
It was only after they began their journey that other characters were introduced such as chief Lothar ("Vikings'" Travis Fimmel) and right-hand man to benevolent King Llane (Dominic Cooper).
"Like Christopher Nolan, Duncan Jones has gone from cerebral genre hit to slick thriller to major franchise opportunity, and he directs the combat scenes with assuredness, without ever reaching the rarefied heights Peter Jackson or James Cameron," the website wrote.