The Movie Talk team of Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis and John Campea dive in to give their non-spoiler thoughts and review of Universal’s Warcraft!
The much anticipated launch of the Warcraft adaptation has many gamers wondering if the video game to movie treatment is finally free of its curse and fans will get a movie worthy of the hype and rabid following from the game. Meaning, do the fans get a GOOD movie adaptation or not? So check out the Collider Video Team’s thoughts to see if Warcraft lives up to its video game roots.
Here’s the official synopsis for Warcraft:
From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon.
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, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, 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.
Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.
The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. Warcraft will be released by Universal Pictures.
For more of our coverage on all things Warcraft, be sure to check out some of the recent articles below:
- New ‘Warcraft’ Featurette Focuses on the Super Nerdy Production Design
- ‘Warcraft’: Check out a Side-by-Side Comparison of the Actors and Their Orcs
- ‘Warcraft’ ILM Visit Takes Us Out of the Uncanny Valley and into Azeroth
- ‘Warcraft’: Magic, Mayhem, and Mischief on Display in Over Three Minutes of Footage
- ‘Warcraft’: Over 20 Hi-Res Images Highlight Duncan Jones’ Bold, Colorful Epic