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Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)

Warcraft (original title)
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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 home. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gary Whitta wrote a script to the film that was scrapped once Sam Raimi took over. 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 »

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Sky Warrior
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Performed by J2
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Good, but not great
3 October 2017 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

To begin with, I have to say I'm not Warcraft fan. I played the game occasionally, but I never gave too much thought to it nor read anything related to this lore, so I'm not competent to say if movie is faithful to original story or not. But I am fan of epic fantasy and it's my favorite genre. The only thing that somewhat bothered me was that two hours is not nearly enough to tell this story proper. Fact that movie feels incomplete is acceptable, cause it is obvious this is just the base for movies that will follow and this franchise looks very promising. But even just introduction to this world can not fit in only two hours. It needs at least three hours, or even two movies for this part of the story to be told right. Beside that I have no other objections. It is very good movie. But they call it The Lord of the Rings for the new generation. That's where I must draw a line. However good this movie is it is not worthy to be even compared to LOTR. Not only it is blasphemy to say that Warcraft is better or equally good, but they are beyond any comparison. Even after fifteen years nothing came even close to LOTR, let alone overthrow it from the throne of the genre. Maybe this movie standing alone deserves higher rating than what I rated it, and if there was no LOTR maybe I would rate it much higher, but LOTR set standards so high for this genre and in every single aspect it so much better than Warcraft, that on the scale where LOTR is ten, I simply can not give this movie more than seven. Still, I warmly recommend this adventure to all genre lovers and I can not wait for the sequels.

7/10


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