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, an unlikely set of heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their families, 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.
What We Thought:
Warcraft was better than I thought it would be, but I still don’t think I liked it that much. The trailers for the film didn’t look good at all. I’m not a fan of CGI and this looked all CGI. The trailers didn’t help advertise the film whatsoever.
The effects, especially the magic parts with Ben Foster and Ben Schnetzer’s characters, are pretty breathtaking. It’s all computerized, but it still looks cool. The backdrops and environment do look good, but super fake.
I do like the cast as well. I’m a big fan of the TV show Vikings so I was happy to see Travis Fimmel in a big movie. He plays a similar character to King Ragnar, but I’m ok with that. I like Paula Patton a lot and her character is a mix breed Orc. Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga work together as well as they do in Preacher. Ben Foster is pretty over the top, but I like him anyways.
The Orc characters are all CG. Toby Kebbell plays the lead and you really can’t tell it’s him. Same for Daniel Wu from Into the Badlands and Clancy Brown. You can hear their voices, but you really can’t tell it’s them.
I’m not a huge fan of these types of movies to begin with. I didn’t like The Hobbit films and I’m not a Lord of the Rings diehard. I like some epics, but when they are loaded with computerized worlds and characters, they don’t do much for me. I didn’t like Avatar for that reason.
The 4K looks absolutely, insanely brilliant though. I would imagine it looks as good on 4K as it did in the theater. The CG, the backdrops, the wardrobe and costuming all exploded on my 55 inch 4K TV. I may not have loved the movie, but man does it look shiny. The audio is top-notch with easy to hear dialogue and loud action. It pretty much filled my living room. It has some solid bonus features as well including gag reel, deleted/extended scenes, a look at the fandom and more.
I never played World of Warcraft so I have no idea if any of the characters in Warcraft are from the game. It reminded me a lot of The Hobbit films and even had characters that looked identical. I thought it was going to be terrible and it’s not, but I doubt I’d ever watch it again. It looks amazing in 4K, but the story and characters are nothing new. If you liked Avatar, The Hobbit and the video game, you might like it.
- Digital Copy of Warcraft
- Deleted/Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel
- The World of Warcraft on Film
- The Fandom of Warcraft
- Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood Motion Comic
- Warcraft: The Madame Tussauds Experience
- ILM: Behind the Magic of Warcraft
- Warcraft Teaser – 2013
Cast & Crew:
- Travis Fimmel
- Paula Patton
- Dominic Cooper
- Director Duncan Jones
- Ruth Negga
- Ben Foster
Recommended If You Like:
- World of Warcraft
- The Hobbit