History fans and purists are critical of "World War: Episode I", the long awaited prequel to "WW2".
"Most of the battlefield deaths were due to disease and not enemy action," complained one man dressed as Woodrow Wilson. "What kind of war is that? Trench warfare isn't as exciting as blitzkrieg. There weren't any nuclear explosions either. I can't believe I wasted money on those tickets and this stupid costume."
Many history fans were disappointed that air power did not play as an important role. Others complained that the politics leading up to the war were "boring and difficult to understand".
Critics are however divided on the Bolshevik Revolution side story. Some insist that it distracts from the main plot, other say that its the only thing that makes "Episode I" worth studying.
The conflict does have its defenders, however. "It's neat to learn about what happened before 'WW2', said Marvin Yates, a self proclaimed "World War nut" who had his car modified to look like a T-34. "I really enjoyed learning how heroes like Eisenhower rose to glory and what Petain was like before he turned to the dark side."
Added one fan dressed like a Stormtrooper, "I realize this was a unpopular conflict, but I'm sure that this doesn't mean the end of the franchise."