ByCollins Vincent, writer at
A cynic who's eaten one too many Redvines
Collins Vincent

The trailer for the highly anticipated Warcraft movie dropped on online some time ago and it has taken the online/nerd community by storm. The film itself had been in development for a while under the Legendary/ Universal studios banner and since the movie's conception fans and individuals unfamiliar with the property have given their opinions on whether or not the movie would be successful enough to kick-off a major action/fantasy franchise that rivals that of lord of the rings. Now that the trailer is up their is more to material to analyze when possibly predicting the quality of the movie which continues to spur even more discussion and debate.

Here's the plot synopsis:

Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization, led by the humans, faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying world of Draenor to find their place in another. As a portal known as the Dark Portal opens to connect the two worlds, the humans face destruction while the orcs face extinction. Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel), leader of the humans, and Durotan (Toby Kebbell), leader of the orcs, are then sent on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home, in which war has many faces and everyone fights for something.

There have been a series of complaints from fans and potential viewers that the story being shown in the trailers seems a bit too "formulaic" to be considered interesting or special. People have also brought up complaints about how unrealistic the CGI in the trailer looks and have referred to it as being too "videogame-ish" and "cartoonish" to be taken seriously or enjoyed. Though, it could be argued that the CGI in most trailers doesn't always turn out very good since in most cases the film might be undergoing editing and enhancement in order to get sharper, crispier imagery.

Most of all, fans and moviegoers hope that this film could be among the new wave of game-to-film adaptations that actually turns out to be good. A majority people are always skeptical when a videogame movie is announced and make the usual arguments that Hollywood will find some way to mess it up and turn it into a stinking pile of garbage that tarnishes the legacy of the game. It is also argued that studios usually don't respect the characters, themes, setting, and compelling narrative that made the games so iconic in the first place. Warcraft could avoid these problems, but it remains to be seen if the film will help break the game-to-movie curse, and until then all you can do is discuss the trailer and its contents.


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