“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.”
Warcraft has the injustice of being branded as the lone or last hope for video game movies, and while it can’t single handedly make up for all the horrible video game movies that came before, it is a good enough movie to be called a good video game movie. This movie does some things well, and some other things not as well. Firstly, its world and the characters in it all seem very real and well created. All of the cities and places we go too, seem really wonderful and beautiful. They also do a good job in portraying that neither side here, neither orc nor man, really thinks that they have a choice when it comes to what they most do to save their respective peoples. Both sides have strong motivations to win and see their side to the end, and I liked and appreciated that a lot . The movie does however seem to gloss over some things that I think anyone who isn’t a big fan of these games would necessarily understand right off the bat. The action and animation is movie is also top notch I’d say, especially when it comes to magic and the magic users, they do come off as powerful and cool I think as they were meant to be. The best thing I can say about this movie is that I think it truly is a good start to what I hope can be a franchise. I really would like to see this movie get a sequel that can take us deeper into the lore and bring some more of these fantastical characters to life.
Review Score : 7 out of 10