Warcraft is not the worst movie on my list by any stretch of the imagination, but it could be the most alienating film to ever play at the multiplexes. If you play Blizzard Entertainment’s popular Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game you might follow along with ease. If the extent of your “Craft” knowledge is a South Park episode which poked fun at the addictive nature of these games, you will be as completely lost as I was. Director Duncan Jones (Moon; Source Code) tries his best with state of the art effects and fan service for the gamers, but ends up boring his audience in the process.
Now You See Me 2 is the cinematic equivalent of dry toast. It is the sequel to 2013’s Now You See Me, a movie that audiences applauded, but nobody in their wildest imagination would have thought could or should be turned into a franchise. The third installment is already on schedule, with director John M. Chu slated to direct that one as well. If they are going to continue making these movies, hopefully they will involve a bit more magic than they did this time. Now You See Me 2 is as magical as an 8 Ball.
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