Trolls the viewer and condescends to genre fans. A smirking, tone-deaf parable about racism that is itself racist, including about its made-up orcs and elves.
There is only one female character, and she is here to be adored, rescued, and to tell the male protagonist how absolutely brilliant and perfect he is.
A riff on the Hollywood conventions of a story we know very well already, with little new to say. James McAvoy’s mad scientist is fun to watch, though.