While it took 12 years between "idea" and "in the cinema", past summer the Warcraft movie was finally upon us.
Now, as a once fanatic player of WoW, I was curious about the movie for sure.
Based around the first game of the franchise, the movie details about the arrival of the Horde on Azeroth, migrating from the shattered world of Draenor.
The orcs immediatly start to carve out and ravage territories, while the Fell, an evil sort of magic channeled by Gul'Dan, drains life from the area. This causes Durotar, chieftain of the Frostwolves, to question the source and sources of the dark power.
In the meantime, the alliance is gathering in Stormwind to fight the new thread, unbeknowst they will have to pay dearly...
Visually, this is a stunning movie, with a lot of recognisable settings. The inn at Goldshire, Stormwind, pre-darkness Karazhan... memories of nostalgia flooded my mind.
But unfortunalty, story wise it`s more a collection of cutscenes from the videogame, and I just can`t warm to the male lead. The same problem I have with him as Ragnar Lothbrook in Vikings, there you have this fierce looking bloke with soft eyes and a voice as honey... instead of a croaking, rasping one that would make him truly scary.
But it was a nice visual 2 hours of entertainment, and while it may not be a superb classic, it was darn good fun, and that counts for a lot in my opinion.
Rating: 6 / 10
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