“Warcraft” has shocked the industry, surprising everyone with how much of a box office success it has been oversees. The $160-million film opened in the US with a disappointing $24 million, but in its first five days in China made $156 million.
Critics slammed the video game adaptation, giving it some of the worst reviews, but that didn’t stop fans from heading to theaters. While the film’s director, Duncan Jones, has told haters to “chill out, it’s just a movie,” he also recently had an awkward interview where his movie was torn in pieces right in front of him.
Interviewed by BBC journalist, Adam Rosser, he asked Jones if he would be disappointed if he pretty much didn’t get the sense of the movie and that the film was just “moments in a space and didn’t know how they fit together.” Handling it like a pro, Jones talked about how fans who play the game will better understand it, given that they know the universe. Though, for those who haven’t played the Blizzard Entertainment game, he added that they might also find it enjoyable.
The reporters kept going at it, asking him if maybe he wasn’t the right director for the film and critiquing his work right in front of him. Through all of this, Jones handled it like a champ.
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Watch the entire interview below: