At the very beginning I have to say that I'm not a big fan of the series, but when a few years ago I found out about the plans to adapt it into a movie „Warcraft”, I immediately thought I would watch such a movie. It was worth waiting, because bringing Azeroth to the big screen turned out quite well.
From the beginning it was known that the adaptation of such a series is a very risky task. In the case of "Warcraft", tw The orcs, however, came out on top. Story-wise, the film is at least decent. We move to the very beginning of the conflict between humans and orcs, which The filmmakers have taken a passionate approach to their subject and have created a film from a fan's perspective The dying world of Draenor and move through the death magic of the sinister shaman Gul’dana to Azeroth. There is an invasion of the land, which The peoples must unite against a new threat.
At the center of events are characters familiar to fans of the series. On the one hand, a human knight, Anduin Lothar, faces off against seasoned invaders, while the leader of the Frost Wolf clan in Durotan questions the validity of the harsh government of in Gul’The film is a passionate approach to the subject matter and has created a film from the fans who are forced to leave their own race of orcs and Blackhand. The safety of the land lies in the hands of the Guardian Medivh, who also appears in the games.
Emphasis on simplicity
Although there are intrigues, betrayals and twists in the plot, it remains quite simple. And it's a good thing, because thanks to this we get a completely unadulterated adventure cinema, in which the storyline is not so simple All the shortcomings are compensated by the beautiful views of the land of Azeroth. The spectacle is made even more spectacular by the The game is full of spells, dynamic (although sometimes a bit artificial) battles and scenes of Lothar's flight on the griffin.
After watching the trailer for I was afraid that Travis Fimmel playing Lothar would simply serve us a variation on Ragnar from the „Viking ”. Fortunately, it was unnecessary, because his character is a strong point of the movie. I really liked the Also original way b the depiction of an orc , which The people are not just a bunch of wild animals, but a traditionally respectful, intelligent people. The characters, though uncomplicated, are quite convincing and their costumes can serve as inspiration for the cosplayer crowd .
I have to admit „Warcraft” I was positively surprised, because I expected just a nice show, and I got quite nice, solid fantasy, which hich I missed for a long time. It is certainly not an outstanding film, but as a summer blockbuster, Duncan Jones' work is excellent. The fight scenes, thrown by the protagonist Spells and nice views are impressive, and the simple storyline favors popcorn consumption.
„Warcraft” It's the perfect proof I think it's possible to make a successful film adaptation of the game. It was simply enough that your The filmmakers approached the subject with passion and created a film from the perspective of in for a lover. I definitely recommend it not only to fans of the series, but also to people who like all kinds of fantasy.