As a gamer and self professed nerd, I was excited when the news broke that a Warcraft film was finally moving ahead past the script stage. After some time the news of who was involved came out and the interest started to grow in the film. It seemed like it had all the right players in place in terms of production and actors, but could they pull off what had been set in motion nearly a decade earlier?
Director: Duncan Jones
Starring: Douglas Fimmel, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper,Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer
Released: June 10th 2016
Plot Summary: As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.
As far as the story goes, while it holds true to what happened in the games and story of Warcraft, it really did feel like standard fare for a fantasy movie. There were so many other stories that they could have adapted into a film due to the rich lore that the universe has, but in the end this was an decent plot for a film. Clearly they were starting at this point with the hopes of turning it into a franchise, but due to box office numbers that may not happen. The story did hold my attention and made me interested in seeing where they went with it.
Verdict: Fun fantasy film with only a few minor issues.