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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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Duncan Jones
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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

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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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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

Gross USA:

$47,365,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$433,677,183
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Trivia

When a fan asked Duncan Jones where he would be shooting the film during a Blizz-Con Q&A he was not allowed to answer but did hint at the shirt he was wearing that said "Vancouver"(where the film was shot) See more »

Goofs

Taria Wrynn, formerly Taria Lothar, occasionally refers to her brother by his surname, rather than his given name 'Anduin'. 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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Stormwind
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Highly Entertaining Fantasy Film
24 July 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When the world of the Orcs 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. The king of Azeroth Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper) and his brother-in-law Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer) that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal Medivh (Ben Foster) to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head Kharazhan to meet Medivh and a shadow points a book to Khagdar and he takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona (Paula Patton), who is released by King Llane, and she shows 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 opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Lllane trust on Garona and Durotan? Whi might be the traitor?

"Warcraft" is a highly entertaining fantasy film with an abrupt beginning without development of the situation and characters. Most of the characters are unpleasant and non-charismatic. Maybe the fans of the video game have a big picture of Draenor and Azeroth. But the special effects are top-notch and the story is not bad. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Warcraft: O Primeiro Encontro de Dois Mundos" ("Warcraft: The First Encounter of Two Worlds")


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