Warcraft: The Beginning

This movie was released on June 10th 2016. Although as a year-ago film, it was one of best fantasy/action choices by moviegoers. Its duration is 2h 3m which features Warcraft song. By spending budget around 160 million USD, the franchise has earned 433.7 USD in the Box Office. This video game inspired movie tells story about Clans or Orcs who are looking for a new world to live from their dying world. Gul’dan, the orc shaman utilizes green magic to make a portal which opens to human realm of Azeroth. After the story is about to end, it turns that the portal is also opened from inside by human wizard, Medivh. He supposed to be the protector of Azeroth.

Fierce fights by Blackhand, Durotan and Guldan on orc’s side with Anduin Lothar and King Llane on human’s side. Although orcs are bigger and stronger, humans can stand against them after all.

Durotan son of Garad, the chieftain of the Frostwolf clan has to follow his heart. He dislikes the green magic “Fell” of Gul’dan which devastates the surrounding each time of use. And by that, he desires an alliance with the humans to take down Gul’dan. But in the way making the treaty, he and his clan are ambushed by other orc clans below Gul’dan. It makes him, his family and Frostwolf clan in the verge of annihilation.

Eventually, Durotan challenges Gul’don into the sacred battle tradition Mak’gora. The fight shows equality of their powers. But Gul’dan cheats by using his green magic “The Fell”. This is even more pushed because the portal to orc’s world is opening. Durotan dies, sucked out all of his life energy in the hand of Gul’dan.

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I think the cinematography of this film is just nice especially the orcs like in the gaming. The mix between human and orc and other exotic creatures looks fantastic. The movie should earn at least a nomination for best cinematography.

All random stories are brought and managed in a well quality. Every frame is passionately crafted impressively. The central of the plot in Warcraft: The Beginning is about the Frostwolf chieftain Durotan son of Garad. I believe that the next series is about his son who grows from an ugly little green marimo into a strong warrior just like his father. Let us see that in Warcraft 2. I hope it would be more exhilarating than this series. I am a fan of this kind of movie.