Alright, I’m convinced.
If you’ve read some of my other posts about Warcraft you’d know that while I want this film to be good, I’m quite nervous about it. Well, I think Warcraft has finally convinced me to get totally on board.
A new trailer has just come out for the latest video game adaptation and I have to say it’s pretty good. While it doesn’t look to be the same level as a Lord of the Rings or a Game of Thrones, it still looks like it can hold some fantasy fun. It looks so colorful and fantastical, so unabashedly unashamed of its source material to the point that it’s become endearing. The orcs are so cartoonishly huge, just like the video game, and the use of magic looks so colorfully over the top, especially when compared to the more grounded approach to fantasy that is usually taken in the live action medium. Its fantasy world looks pretty realized, and it will be interesting to see a story told from both sides of the conflict: the humans and the orcs.
It doesn’t look like a genre-defining movie, but it looks like a fun one. It’s got a pretty talented cast, and Duncan Jones is a fantastic director. The CGI is looking better and better, and as long as the script is up to par with the gorgeous effects work in this trailer, I think Warcraft will be a surprise hit. I’ve officially changed my tune, and I’ve switched from cautiously optimistic, to just optimistic. Bring on the fantasy action.
Check out the new trailer below:
Warcraft hits theaters June 10th.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Legendary’s WARCRAFT is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, the film 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.
Fighting for The Alliance, Warcraft features Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Travis Fimmel as Anduin Lothar, Ben Foster as Medivh, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, and Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, and on the side of The Horde is also Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Toby Kebbel as Durotan, and Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan, with Paula Patton’s Garona caught in the middle.”