Looking to escape from his dying world, the orc shaman Gul'dan utilizes dark magic to open a portal to the human realm of Azeroth. Supported by the fierce fighter Blackhand, Gul'dan organizes the orc clans into a conquering army called the Horde. Uniting to protect Azeroth from these hulking invaders are King Llane, the might...more
Looking to escape from his dying world, the orc shaman Gul'dan utilizes dark magic to open a portal to the human realm of Azeroth. Supported by the fierce fighter Blackhand, Gul'dan organizes the orc clans into a conquering army called the Horde. Uniting to protect Azeroth from these hulking invaders are King Llane, the mighty warrior Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) and the powerful wizard Medivh. As the two races collide, leaders from each side start to question if war is the only answer. less
“Perfect for fans who've always fancied the game, a bit too much to take for the non-gamers!”
The biggest video game series in the world makes its entry into the world of movies. Previous attempts at transition between these two mediums have met with middling success at best, so Warcraft really had its task cut out for it. I'm glad to say the series is off to a good start. It takes a bit of time to recover from it's rushed opening act, but once the plot gets going, it's quite an enjoyable watch. It's definitely not for everyone, with it's target audience being the more geeky ones among us. Fans of the Warcraft series will find much love in this opening act as well.
Humans in the realm of Azeroth are facing a mysterious new enemy. One that is not of their world. Their garrisons are being attacked with none left alive. They discover that an invasion of orcs is about to begin, led by a powerful orc mage Gul'dan. At the same time, there is growing resentment in the orc camp against Gul'dan's methods, with a chieftain, Durotan attempting to make an alliance with the humans against Gul'dan. Friends turn into foes, from both sides, and it becomes clear that unseen forces are controlling the fate of the two worlds.
One of Warcraft's biggest strength is in its portrayal of orcs and their culture It also helps that the exceptional CGI blurs the line between animation and reality, breathing life into their characters. Usually assumed in pop culture to be little smarter than gorillas, Warcraft takes its time to explain their side of the story. Paula Patton's portrayal of the Half-breed orc Garona deserves special mention. It really seems like her character will have a big part to play should the studio decide to go forward with the series. The plot is your standard fantasy story with a few unique additions here and there. The movie also takes a while to find its pace. If you're a gamer, or a fan on fantasy or just want to see some CG action, warcraft is a must see.