The first trailer for "Warcraft," the movie adaptation of the massively popular video game "World of Warcraft," sets the two sides against each other. The orcs' world is dying, and they are fleeing to the human realm. The humans are ready to fight back, and the battle promises to be epic and bloody. But perhaps one human leader and one orc warrior —Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) and Durotan (Toby Kebbell) — can bridge the divide and form an alliance for peace.
Can "Warcraft" be the next "Lord of the Rings"? It certainly seems to want to try. But the graphics and production design look, well, not as refined. The movie could certainly use another trailer that explains the story a bit more, too. Neither this one, nor the official synopsis, is particularly revealing:
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home
"Warcraft" opens in theaters June 10, 2016.
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Looking to escape from his dying world, the orc shaman Gul'dan utilizes dark magic to open a portal to the human realm of Azeroth. Supported by the fierce fighter Blackhand, Gul'dan organizes the orc clans into a conquering army called the Horde. Uniting to protect Azeroth from these hulking invaders are King Llane, the mighty warrior Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) and the powerful wizard Medivh. As the two races collide, leaders from each side start to question if war is the only answer. Read More