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Warcraft Review: Duncan Jones Succeeds In Surprising To An Incredible Level

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Movie: Warcraft

Director: Duncan Jones

Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper

Read on to know how your most loved game fared in the theaters by Late David Bowie’s talented son Duncan Jones. 

the orc in warcraft

Source: Amazon Adviser

Warcraft brings backs fond memories of childhood, thus watching the movie was an obvious choice. More so, to get a visual idea of how the movie ‘will not’ do justice to the game, owing to the history of movies based on games that have fared miserably, taking Hitman as a unique example. The last and the only movie which could do justice to the game according to me was Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

Coming to Warcraft, to my surprise there were very few people who were present in the theater, I could count them on both my hands. I expected more to be very honest.

Now, coming back to the movie [spoiler warning]. You need not play the game or know the game to watch the movie. Though, if you have played then it’s extremely beneficial for you as you can relate to the characters and the story.


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Plot: Warcraft: The Beginning, starts in the Orcish Realm where the world  of the orcs gets destroyed. This forces them to look for a new place to survive. The new world is the rich Human World and the route to reach there is through a portal which requires lives or souls to be sacrificed. So the Orcs take Humans as prisoners to get to their very world, they capture more humans to open the portal long enough so that their whole tribe can get through.

Naturally, the Human King, Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper) decides to stop them with the help of Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) and the Guardian, Medivh (Ben Foster). That’s where the pace of the movie picks up to a magnanimous level.

a scene of the orcs in warcraft

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The movie keeps you gripped with the beautiful landscapes and the amazing VFX,  not to forget the story as well.

Towards the mid of the movie you will realize that you have already seen half of the movie without even realizing it due to its fast gripping pace. The way the director, Duncan Jones has made the movie is marvelous. I have seen one of his previous works which is Source Code but this movie was on a different level altogether. Let me tell you he hasn’t just picked up the story from Warcraft so no, the ones who have played the game won’t know everything [Okay, no more spoilers].

paula patton in warcraft

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There is a Half Human – Half Orc in the movie, Garona played by Paula Patton. How can we forget her after Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol. She did an amazing job playing both the sides of Orc and Human.

All in all, it was a great movie with the needed action, emotion and amazing VFX and it keeps you longing for what will happen next.

I would say Duncan Jones did do justice to the game as well. For me it’s a 8/10 and I would totally recommend you to watch it before it gets taken off the theaters!

Reel Value: 8/10

Do watch the movie and comment below to let me know how you found it!

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