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Warcraft Movie: Ingame Transmogs Available, Reactions, Khadgar & Garona Spotlights, NY Times Feature, Soundtrack Available on Friday

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Warcraft is now displayed on theaters in some countries and, of course, there are several reviews by both movie critics and fans about it. With Warcraft’s launch, the weapon transmogs that were inspired by the movie were also made available ingame.

The movie was released yesterday, May 25, on France, Egypt, Indonesia and the Philippines. As a result, the previously teased movie-inspired weapon transmogs were made available ingame. This promotion will last until August 1, 2016.

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The Warcraft movie is almost here, and we’re celebrating by equipping heroes of the Horde and the Alliance with a set of with movie-inspired transmogrification items. Beginning today through August 1, players who log in to World of Warcraft will receive this special commemorative cosmetic gear to permanently add to their collection.

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Remember, only characters of the associated faction are able to use these items, and each set is sent to the first Horde and Alliance character to log in.

Venture into the game to get yours today!

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What about the reactions, though? Surely, there must have been some now that the movie has been in cinemas for a day, while it’s getting released in several other countries this week. Well, we do have several reactions and reviews by both fans and critics. Overall, fans of the Warcraft universe absolutely loved the movie. Some more neutral fans pointed out that the first 1/3 of the film felt a bit rushed, while the plot can feel difficult to follow for non-fans, but in general people liked the movie. You can find several positive fan reactions on social media.

The same can’t be said about most movie critics and movie sites. There were harsh reviews by well-known sites and publications like The Wrap, Variety, Kotaku, The Telegraph and The Guardian (that last review was absolutely bizarre), while The Hollywood Reporter is slightly more optimistic. There are also several other reviews in localised websites (and languages). Warcraft currently has 38% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it has also scored a sweet 8,6/10 on IMDb. Don’t get disheartened: if you are interested in it, you should definitely watch the film and form an opinion of your own!

In other news, USA Today is introducing the major characters of the movie this week. We've already viewed the Lothar spotlight, so time to take a look at the Khadgar and Garona ones. (Sorry, linking tweets is currently super bugged)

The New York Times had a feature on Duncan Jones. The director of Warcraft talked about the life challenges he faced, which coincided with his work on the movie. He recounted once again the anecdotes of his first meeting with the Blizzard crew and of his "sigh of relief" after seeing for the first time how Orcs looked. There are also compliments by other actors about how prepared Duncan was and how he "had the whole film in his head already.”

Lastly, Ramin Djawadi, the composer of Warcraft's soundtrack, announced on Twitter that the soundtrack will be available on iTunes this Friday 27th of May. Some of us will not have watched the movie yet by then, but we are still eager to listen to its music!

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*sigh* Rotten Tomatoes has me depressed. We'll .... I can judge if this is just gaminga phobia sentiment creeping in or because there are political biases that destin movies to get polarizing reviews... or the reviewies are on target . TT

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I forgot to mention Metacritic, which is also very low.

I am personally no fan of sites like Rotten Tomates, IMDb and Metacritic, because literally anyone can vote - whether they've watched the movie or not. To be honest, it doesn't matter if the movie gets good reviews; it matters that people go see it, so we can hopefully get a sequel!

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I mean if mortal kombat can get a sequel any movie can get a sequel. 

Also that Guldan staff is glorious. It's buggy as hell right now and the little skull on chain parts jump around everywhere. I feel that adds to its magic. They are possessed with something XD

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Given that the Guardian reviewers have decided to compare the Warcraft movie to a real-life scenario of white people vs. dark skinned outsiders, I'm most likely going to just watch it myself and decide.

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