Yep. I’ve figured it out. Why the Warcraft movie trailer bugs me a lil’ bit.
And no, it’s not because there’s too much CGI. On the contrary: I don’t think there’s enough!
Warcraft has always been very silly and cartoony to me– in a good way, mind you. But the movie trailer is super serious and there are people in it. Real people! Not, like, cartoon people. It’s giving off a weird reverse-uncanny-valley effect to me.
I feel like the movie would have been more palatable to me had it been done Pixar-style. Yes, it definitely would’ve been a lot more silly… and honestly it probably would’ve felt (and looked) a lot more like Warcraft to me.
Anyways, I don’t mean to be a debbie downer or anything. I mean, overall the movie looks really great on a technical level. Granted, we’ve got Mr. Krabs from SpongeBob SquarePants as Rend Blackhand, so now I’m not sure how seriously I can take that character, but YOU know…