In some ways this film echoes the themes of “Shirley Valentine” in that it deals with a woman feeling trapped by domesticity who breaks out and finds herself. The treatment though is very different.
I was so looking forward to seeing this as I remembered the first film (which came out in 2008) as such a joyful cinematic experience.
Director Simon West has expressed the hope that in “Stratton” he has created a new action hero screen franchise to rival the Bond movies. Judging from this first episode, not a hope.
Warcraft has so much stacked against it from the pushing of the standby button; it’s based on a video game, and when can we honestly say that such source material, despite some promising titles – Silent Hill, Resident Evil – has translated into anything above risible?