We’re going to review now Warcraft the movie. This movie has just been released this week in most Asian countries Japan included. It doesn’t hit the US until June 10 so if you haven’t seen this yet then this will contain some spoilers in the process. Warcraft is one of the most popular videogame franchises in the world. It started off as a real time strategy game which is now one of the most popular MMOs being World of Warcraft. Now of course we’re just going to focus on the movie and not so much on the games. The plot is based mostly on the first game Warcraft: Orcs and Humans.
The movie begins where we see the Orcish world dying and they are preparing to go to the humans’ world being Azeroth. Upon arrival, time passes by and the Orcs have invaded numerous human villages and towns taking in humans as their captives. Meanwhile, the humans are still trying to figure out whar or who has been behind the attacks. They find out after their first encounter with the Orcs in the forest. They barely survived and captured an Orc and the half Orc Garona who later acts as an advisor to the humans and helps them when it comes to fighting the Orcs. One of the Orcs Durotan decides to rebel against his race to save his people and his clan.
He decides to side with the humans but this is short lived as Durotan is killed by the Orc leader Guldan. The humans must now wage a full assault to stop the Orcs from coming through the portal. In the meantime the humans Lothar and Khadgar are fighting the guardian Medivh as he has been corrupted and is trying to open the portal. In the end of the movie, the Orcs are temporarily defeated but the humans aren’t done yet and war is still on the horizon. Now that we’re done with the plot let’s get to the review.
First of all the CGI is really splendid on this one. The combination of CGI and actual actors were done really well. We’re not saying it’s the best but it looks good to say the least. The aesthetics of sound are also good and on point. The battles are also on point and there aren’t a lot of them which makes sense. The fighting is also good as it doesn’t try to be too flash with some good or unbelievable choreography. In a sense the fighting was realistic as how humans would fight. Overall the movie is excellent for those that are fans of the series. Those that aren’t familiar with the games would find this movie good but perhaps somewhat cliché and pretty standard. Our rating for this movie is a 7 out of 10 and it’s a good watch.