War Craft Movie Review: Story, Star Cast, Trailer, Release Date

(Credits : warcraftmovie.com)(Credits : warcraftmovie.com)

A new trend has been shifted where 3D movies are kicking in the Hollywood with a big budget. Now a new and epic movie is about to release, Legendary’s “Warcraft” is a 3D marathon escapade of world crashing conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s world-wide famous universe. The movie is directed by Duncan Jones also the director of “Moon and “Source Code” and is written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones. The film is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. Lead producers will be Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. On the other hand, Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams are as executive producers. Co-producers will be Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven. With so much production, War Craft is going to be epic and will be released by Universal Pictures.


The film shows the beginning story of the early encounters between the humans and the orcs, with a prominence on both sides of the battle and will occur in a variety of situations showed in the video game series. The first trailer “Warcraft” film has been released, starring as part of the opening for Blizzcon, the yearly celebration of Blizzard’s main franchises.

This Warcraft appears to focus mainly on some former parts of the games’ lore where it was typically just humans vs. orcs as showed in the theme of the movie. So the story only focuses on the orcs who are escaping their failing world over a portal to the human world named Azeroth. But in the gaming world, the story has long gone and many scenarios have evolved to contain elven factions, undead armies and drunken pandas. All these things will be good addition for upcoming series of War Craft.

Azeroth faces the edge of a major war as its civilization, controlled by the humans, faces a terrifying battle of invaders that will be orc soldiers escaping their dying world of Draenor to see that there are is a whole new world where they can survive. The gateway probably goes by the name Dark Portal that connects two worlds. Basically the humans face annihilation although the orcs face extermination, so it’s the race for survival of the fittest. Anduin Lothar played by Travis Fimmel, leading light of the humans and Durotan played by Toby Kebbell, frontrunner of the orcs, are then sent on an impact journey that will choose the destiny of their family, their people and their home.


This is the opening chance for Legendary Pictures to formally debuted film online that is 3D. Legendary Pictures presents WARCRAFT which a 3D classic adventure of two worlds fighting each other for survival based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s known all over the universe.


You can easily see the trailer of the movie on this link.

Release Date:

Initial release: May 25, 2016 (France)

Director: Duncan Jones

Budget: 100 million USD

Music composed by: Ramin Djawadi

Screenplay: Duncan Jones, Chris Metzen, Charles Leavitt


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Tanya Jones
Tanya is a senior reporter for JBH News Sports & Tech section. She graduated from York College, City University of New York in 2012.