Early reviews are panning ‘Warcraft‘ and those with high hopes for the film might be happy to hear that Duncan Jones‘ director’s cut will add an additional 40 minutes to the film. This added footage could be the lifeblood that the movie needed to go from poor character development to epic hit. Of course with one of the reviews stating that the two-hour movie “can feel borderline camp, if not downright dull,” you have to wonder if longer is the way to go.
In a recent interview with ‘The Daily Beast,’ Jones lets us know what the movie is not. It isn’t the direction that you think most would want to go when he states:
“There are a lot of fantasy films, but they all kind of want to be Lord of the Rings. Even Game of Thrones, which I love, is mature content-Lord of the Rings. And what we wanted to try and do is broaden out that spectrum of what a fantasy film could be.”
Which I can understand. You want to make your mark without the ‘Lord of the Rings’ comparisons because the first that can do that will be its own pinnacle that other fantasy films will be compared to.
What was cut from the film? Well, Jones wouldn’t go into full details but fans of his past work will recognize an Easter Egg that didn’t make the cinematic release:
“If you know Moon or Source Code, there’s this very sweet, very talented guy named Chesney Hawks who wrote this really, really big hit in Britain called ‘I Am The One And Only,’” he teased. “I used it as an alarm clock in Moon, and a ring tone in Source Code—and I actually got him to do a version as a bard in Warcraft.
“We weren’t able to keep it in the cut. But somehow, maybe, I’ll just sneak it into the Twitterverse… he did a Warcraft-medievally version of his single, and it’s just brilliant. Unfortunately, I was the only one who thought it was hilarious.”
I’m a bit curious as to what else was cut from the film and wonder if any of it could have saved ‘Warcraft’ from the negative pre-release critiques that it is receiving.
Do you think that the 40 minute extended cut will save ‘Warcraft’ for fans or will this just be a case of too much of a bad thing? Share your thoughts below!
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.
‘Warcraft’ will be warring into theaters on June 10th, 2016!
Source: Screen Rant
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