Man Versus Film Hi I'm Graham and welcome to man vs film this is going to be a movie review for warcraft the beginning directed by Duncan Jones who admittedly is a warcraft mega fan and who also directed the fantastic Moon and Source Code comes warcraft this movie stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Forster Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Clancy Brown and Ruth Nega The peaceful realm of azeroth is invaded by Orc warriors fleeing their dying planet and looking to take over this new world as their own I'm not really a warcraft fan it's not something I've ever played never took much notice I've just know about it I've just never really experienced it as such and going into this movie it was a little daunting cause I knew there was a lot of history behind this thing a lot of stories to tell that wasn't sure but it was going to go to and when the movie started I was feeling overwhelmed almost instantaneously with it goes to places like Ironforge Stormwind It takes you to the Orc realm it's got all these different characters that come at you in first 15 minutes. Different races and different people when you're not sure who is going to be main players or not and i almost felt as if i was going to get lost in this movie but very quickly it settled down to the main players in the film and that's when I really started to enjoy and and lose the feeling of wanting to track where everybody is who everybody is what race they are what we can do and just enjoy the movie for what it was an epic fantasy along the lines of lord of the rings and that 15-minute period was actually quite good because it going over there we really quickly the main places in this movie the main characters and this movie and their intertwining relationships between each other so it actually turned out to be an effective 15 minutes to just set up the rest of the movie and allowed it to be a story worth being told without being complicated with additional characters coming in later on when I saw the trailer for this movie it was sold to me about Durotan the main Orc played by Toby Kebbell who is struggling as a new father and trying to raise his people and fight for survival but to my surprise the humans were actually much bigger element and movie than i first expected them to be and I think that could have been a failing on the movie's advertising because it focused on this one aspect of the movie and the movie is not just about one character is that a group of characters and I think if it was sold more along those lines it could have done better arguably one of the main characters is Travis Fimmel who is Anduin Lother and this is an actor that I've never seen in anything before he can do the action stuff and he could emote whenever it was required of him, he was just really charismatic and I really enjoyed this character, i liked spending time with him, i thought was fantastic he's given the job of trying to stop this orc army that's invading his world now Anduin engages the help of the guardian of this realm who is played by Ben Foster one of my favorite actors working today and he's a kind of protector off these lands a magician of sorts and one of my favorite things about it was the way the magic with perceived within the movie I haven't really seen anything like it before in movies I thought it was unique and it was fantastic and from what bits i have seen in the games from checking on youTube its very realistic to that and the magic actually took at toll on the user you can see them physically exhausted after that they can.t run through battles constantly just throwing a magic left right and center it took their toll on them and you can see the guardian drained at several moments in the movie by using such powerful magic there was a cost to it Garona played by Paula Patton is like a half-orc half whatever but more akin to humans and she gets captured early on in the movie and begins to work with the humans to really tell them about the the Orcs a race they've never met before and she gets quickly taken in by the humans and not really treated as a thing the way the Orcs treated her she's treated as a person and she's one of the best characters in the movie because she's given the most complete story arc and she really carries it pretty well with the exception of the prosthetic teeth she has which sometimes causes her to slur her words a little bit but is not too bad. Duroton, as i mentioned earlier on, played by Toby Kebbell is not the leader of the orcs but he is a clan leader with and the vast orc army and the Orcs were pretty good in this movie but you have the uncanny valley at the beginning we are you know they're not real things you know that animated but they look kinda life like within the cgi environment it takes a moment of adjustment just to go like okay I get the character of the characters come through and when you go with that person though and it's not just that I'm not going to follow that CGI thing and his character is a trouble clan leader as he's just become a father it doesn't like the way the orcs are going about the business they feel that their leader is bad for them and ultimately be the demise of the this planet as well as the last one they were at he has like a hard decision to make throughout the movie and it was interesting to you really you know watch this character and actually understand his machinations as well This epic story had a lot of characters more than that they're just a main ones in there were some that i liked there were some that i didn't like as much but they were still a good addition to the cast as for the storyline I've seen some of these story elements before in other movies but thats to be seen very really be something that's wholly unique I enjoyed this tale I was taken in by the story I wanted to see how the characters were going to get through this tale I loved the lush landscapes that were painted by the CGI and the CGI at times was absolutely astounding and they've really done fantastic with their world with building skills on this it looks amazing and that's undeniable and just looking at last you've got a feeling that there's so much more untapped land and realms to see that you don't see in this movie and i kinda hope there is going to be more because i really want to see more within this land i want to know more of the tails and more of the a history of this warcraft universe, I found it fascinating I want to go back i want to see more the CG was amazing it created these characters that you don't think you could empathize with but you do like the orcs but there's a lot of characters as well other animals and beasts that looked amazing and it was great to see them interact there is a large bird hawk or something that one of the main characters flies on and when it started decimating orcs near the end, you're like whoa that just looks amazing, brilliant is such a great visual overall warcraft was an unexpected treat with great characters and a great adventure the cgi wowed me in almost every way i can't wait to revisit this film on Blu Ray because it's going to be great, if i can make it back to the cinema I absolutely will I can only hope to see more of this franchise it'll literally does feel like only the beginning of this story and i hope the get to continue with it. I can honestly say as a warcraft Lehman I have no idea why the movie got such bad reviews it is a good good movie and one that I want to see continued in more episodes i'm going to give warcraft 4 out of 5 I thought it was great, some small touches with it but i can't wait to see it again and I've been thinking about it since i saw it a few days ago. So that's my review of warcraft let me know in the box below your thoughts on the movie and I will see next time on man vs. film so thanks for watching that video I hope you enjoyed it if you notice on screen that is two more videos that you can click and watch at your leisure there is also a large subscribe button at the bottom of the screen if you would like to subscribe to my channel i'll forever be in your debt thanks for watching and I will see you next time on man versus film.