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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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Country:

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

The film was going to be released in December 2015 but was pushed back to May 2016 to avoid the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). 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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Sky Warrior
Written by Jay 'j2' Singh
Performed by J2
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Good but not great It's a movie for the fans
25 May 2016 | by bintangnegoroSee all my reviews

I came to the movie as a Warcraft player (I played Warcraft III and World of Warcraft). I know some of the lore and this made me understand what's going on. But from my objective side as a moviegoers I find this movie will be hard to grasp by mainstream audience because the lack of character building and fast pace of the story with lack of background.

Pros: - The long awaited movie of the much beloved Warcraft finally came out - Battle scenes are pretty epic and hard - Feels like a superhero movie with medieval settings - CGI quality is great

Cons: - Needs more screen time for storytelling - Lack of character building and depth - People without Warcraft lore will find the story is too fast and lack of backstory


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