Monday, June 13, 2016
Warcraft Review: An Authentic Video Game Adaption
The film centers on two opposing factions: the army of men and orcs. Led by Sir Anduln Lothar (Travis Fimmel), the armies of Azeroth discovers that orcs have come to their lands to find a new home after the world,Draenor, reached the point of annihilation. With the help from the mage Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer) and the half orc Garona (Paula Patton), Lothar must stop the orcs from opening a gateway that would release an orc horde onto Azeroth. Meanwhile the Orc chieftain Durotan (Toby Kebbell) seeks to save his kind from his leader Gul'dan (Daniel Wu); and will do whatever it takes to protect his people and his family.
While I may not be the biggest fan of this video game series, I cannot deny that Warcraft impressed me. The movie did have some missteps in its strategy; such as the likes story structure. However the film made for its issue with the likes of a coherent cast and creative direction. While the movie may not be the blockbuster to end all blockbusters, Warcraft finds a way to be an entertaining feature to see this season; and a film that seemingly does justice to idea of video game movies.