Based on the best selling Blizzard Entertainment PC game series, ‘Warcraft’ despite its complex special effects and sweeping fantasy feel, is one of the quieter new releases coming up this summer. But does that mean it should be overlooked?
Well, the new trailer for the film is here and gives you a glimpse at the big screen rendering of the land of Azeroth, inhabited by two warring factions, Orcs and humans. (The games, of course, feature many more races, but it seems they either won’t be seen or will only be glimpsed briefly, as these two are the focus.)
The film is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones and Charles Leavitt.
Here is its description:
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.
So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.
Movies based on video games tend to be… well, not so good. But with multiple versions and expansive game play, ‘Warcraft’ may have a bit more to build on than the average game movie.
Watch the trailer below and judge for yourself:
The question is, do you think these Orcs (and other creatures) look realistic? Or do they just look like someone took the video game and slapped it into a movie trailer? If you’re like me, it’s a bit too little to properly judge.
Are you excited to see this game translated to the big screen? Can a two hour movie capture the excitement of the 15,000 hours you’ve spent playing it?
‘Warcraft’ stars Travis Fimmel, Robert Kazinsky, Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Ben Schnetzer, Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Toby Kebbell, Clancy Brown, Anna Galvin, Daniel Wu, Callum Keith Rennie, Ryan Robbins and Daniel Cudmore and opens on June 10th.