WARCRAFT



WARCRAFT

Warcraft (alternatively known as Warcraft: The Beginning) is a 2016 American fantasy film directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones, Charles Leavitt and Chris Metzen. It is based on the Warcraft video game series and novels set in the world of Azeroth. The film stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky and Daniel Wu. The film portrays the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs and takes place in a variety of locations established in the video game series.

Draenor, the homeworld of the orcs, is dying. Gul’dan unites the orc clans into an army called the Horde, and uses a mysterious magic force called the fel to create a portal to the realm of Azeroth. The fel requires draining life to sustain the portal, so the orcs sacrifice captive Draenei to fuel it. Gul’dan leads a small warband to capture prisoners in Azeroth and sacrifice them to bring the whole Horde through. Despite their doubts, Durotan, the chieftain of the Frostwolf clan, his pregnant mate Draka, and his friend Orgrim Doomhammer join this initial warband. While crossing through the portal, Draka goes into labor. When the orcs arrive in Azeroth, Gul’dan assists Draka with her birth, but the baby is stillborn. Gul’dan then uses the life force of a nearby deer to revive and infuse fel magic into the baby and the movie takes on from there…

REVIEW

Look… I have played the RTS and I love this universe. I am begging all fans that are even slightly in love with this universe go and watch this movie. Make it a sleeper hit. Go and watch this movie. See it, support it… If you have ever gotten anything from the warcraft universe then this is your time to give back. Support Blizzard… Let them know that you care… Let them know that the fans support them…

Now my actual review of the movie. It stuffed so much lore into a small space that as a fan you were totally happy. As a movie goer they tried to commit by way of romance. I think that was out of place. The war was amazing and the craft was very good. It was good for a start…

My advice…
1. Get a writer and director that have great skill
2. Get some top billed actors and give them some meat to work with
3. Less is more…. don’t do with characters what is done with action…
4. Lead with your strength… but rely on noted successful talent…
5. Capture the spirit of the story but not the dialog… In other words… do what the last star wars movie did… rely on the lore but have the characters speak in english… and do like what avengers did make it engaging english… with characters that can sell the roles…


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