That's pretty much what I kept saying through this entire movie. My hubby and I paused about halfway through, and I said, "I don't even know the main characters' names." I kept saying things like, "Why is everyone picking on the dropout mage? He seems like a good guy." And "Why did the king throw his trusty brother-in-law in jail, but give a weapon to the green girl?"
I spent most of the time trying to figure out who and what and why. At one point I said, "You must have to be a gamer to get this." But then I've seen comments from gamers on here saying even they don't get it, so....? I'm a pretty big fantasy fan. I loves me some LOTR and Harry Potter and even "cult" 80s stuff like Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, The Last Unicorn, Legend. But this movie just made me feel confused. It was like a Rubik's cube. I knew if I could puzzle it out, it would make sense, but it shouldn't be that much work, you know? It felt like a big story that had been hacked up and crammed into a couple hours. The characters obviously had backstories, but we just don't see enough of it for me to care about them.
Overall, I won't watch it again.