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Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)

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As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Fimmel ... Anduin Lothar
Paula Patton ... Garona
Ben Foster ... Medivh
Dominic Cooper ... Llane Wrynn
Toby Kebbell ... Durotan / Antonidas
Ben Schnetzer ... Khadgar
Robert Kazinsky ... Orgrim
Clancy Brown ... Blackhand
Daniel Wu ... Gul'dan
Ruth Negga ... Lady Taria
Anna Galvin ... Draka
Callum Keith Rennie ... Moroes
Burkely Duffield ... Callan
Ryan Robbins ... Karos
Dean Redman ... Varis / Caged Frostwolf
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Storyline

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two worlds. One destiny. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy violence | See all certifications »

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China | Canada | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

World of Warcraft See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,166,110, 12 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,365,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$433,677,183
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Famous Orc chieftains from Draenor appear in the horde when the dark portal opens. These include Kilrogg Deadeye, Kargath Bladefist and Grommash Hellscream. See more »

Goofs

In this point in time, Dalaran would not be a floating city yet, it should still be located beside Lordamere lake, as the Kirin Tor only moved it at the beginning of the was against The Lich King. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Durotan: [voice-over] There has been a war between orcs and humans for as long as can be remembered. But there was once a time, when we did not even know who our enemy was. Or what that evil green magic, the fel, had done to us. But in the beginning, how could we have known? What choice did we have? Our world was dying. And I had to find my clan a new home.
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Crazy Credits

The Blizzard Entertainment logo is made of ice, and features items/characters encased within: the runeblade Frostmourne from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002), Sarah Kerrigan from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010), Arthas Menethil from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) and Tracer from Overwatch (2016). See more »

Alternate Versions

According to director Duncan Jones, his directors cut runs 40 minutes longer. See more »

Connections

Referenced in WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016 (2016) See more »

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Stormwind
Written by Jason Hayes
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Nice Fantasy Movie, Expected Better Action & Visuals
21 August 2017 | by mb1456See all my reviews

The effects, the music and some of the characters like the orcs Durotan & Ogrim or even Garona(a half-orc) are what I like about the movie. The performances are good too but I feel there isn't any one act that I can single out because this movie is heavy on actors in body suits(the orcs) and also lot of effects. The action disappointed me however and it could be because all the fights seem to be happen within a very limited space or at least that's how it looked to me...they give out a visually cramped impression. Even the action choreography could have been better - nice but expected much more. The end hints a sequel so I hope that offers much more bang for the buck, both visually and the action or else, the part two or a three even could have a dismal run at the box office and compared unfairly with other fantasy movies like the hugely successful Hobbit or Lord of the Rings trilogies.


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