Movie Review Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Movie Review RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Warcraft Could be China’s Biggest Hollywood Import Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:07:54 -0400 Ray Hachey

As of late, World of Warcraft's first feature film, Warcraft has not reviewed well among critics. The movie may have a second chance at box office success, as media outlets are starting to note the frenzy building overseas, especially in China.

Fergus Ryan of China Film Insider describes the massive marketing blitz, the fan response, and the impressive pre-sale ticket numbers that have people thinking this maybe the next top-grossing foreign film since Furious 7. China has promotional ads such as hammer replicas bigger than buses near shopping malls. Other promotions include a steady stream of media events and social media activity to keep fans engaged.

Warcraft actors Daniel Wu and Paula Patton,at a media event in China.

The rate of movie theater growth in China has been startling, writes Tim Allen of The Telegraph. His article also details the special affection residents of China have for the Warcraft franchise. This affection includes unlicensed theme parks, films and the mini-economy of gamers known as gold farming.

When we combine the frantic marketing activity, the special link that many have with WoW, and the sheer numbers of active players in that country, we may see impressive sales overseas for the Warcraft film.

The Angry Joe Show: A Review Thu, 06 Jun 2013 16:32:32 -0400 Post_Mortem

What is the Angry Joe Show?

Well, simply put, the Angry Joe Show is a video review series. But lets not be hasty, Angry Joe is not just another IGN or Gamespot wannabe on YouTube. Instead, his videos are impassioned, and not always just video game reviews. In fact, Angry Joe goes as far as to review movies, and explain gaming conventions (as well as attend them). Angry Joe is an overall YouTube personality with a strong video game focus. Unfortunately I was unable to actually interview Joe as he is a fairly popular personality. However, just because he's popular doesn't mean every single video game lover out there has heard of him. So, I thought it would be good to shine a little light on the wonderfully zealous personality that is Angry Joe.

Why Would I Watch His Videos? I Already Get My Reviews From Gameskinny!

Well, if you are at all responsible about buying video games, you don't just go by one review. Not all reviewers explore all elements of a game; sometimes the reviewer just focuses on specific facets of a game. Now, if you're like me, you will look at 3, maybe even 4 reviews before deciding if a game is worth your money. My style may be a little overkill, but I like to try and find those shining gems in a game that make me want to buy.

I also like to to look at a mix of written and video reviews. Typically, as you can see by most of the reviews on Gameskinny, a lot more information can fit into a written article; these articles are awesome for getting an in depth appreciation of a game. Sometimes, however, you want to watch someone give a passionate review on a game you are thinking of buying. When it comes to impassioned reviews, Angry Joe does an amazing job.

While browsing around on Youtube you have come across a review that looks something like this, "[Game Title]: Angry Review." Many people are turned off to the video based on its name; no one wants to get screamed at while watching a video game review. Don't let the title mislead you! Angry Joe is just a seriously impassioned person, like the rest of us, trying to get his point across, which he does very successfully.

His Reviews Are Usually How Long?

By now some of you may have looked up Angry Joe on Youtube and noticed that his game reviews typically range between 20 and 30 minutes. I know, when I first saw the length I was thinking, "I can't spend 20-30 minutes watching a video game review. I have far too many hours that need to be spent playing video games!"  Well, calm down, the time goes by really fast. Primarily this is because Angry Joe does such an awesome job covering as many of the aspects of a game he can. Additionally, because he is such an active and exciting personality, it is a pleasure to watch his antics and rants (although he can go overboard at times).

You know that feeling you get when one of your friends asks you about one of your favorite games and you can't help but go on and on about the dozens of reasons it's amazing? Well that is exactly how Angry Joe does his reviews. His style is a refreshing change from the more standard, and often boring, review alternatives that cover the same games.

If I had to pick a perfect video review source (not forgetting Gameskinny for written), I would choose the Angry Joe Show. I seriously recommend going over to YouTube after reading an article or two here, and finding the Angry Joe counterpart video review. I can promise you won't be disappointed.