Must Watch: First Trailer for Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' Movie is Here

November 6, 2015
Source: YouTube


"Our world is dying, there is nothing to go back to… If our people are to survive, we must make our home here." Universal and Legendary have officially debuted the first full-length trailer for Duncan Jones' big screen Warcraft movie, adapting the video game series created by Blizzard Entertainment. This is one epic introduction to two different worlds - that of the humans, and of the orcs, and the two will confront each other for survival. Duncan seems to be presenting this as both sides of the story, following main characters from the orcs and the humans. The CGI is impressive, and will only get better as they finish rendering. The cast includes Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown. Fire this up, and tell us what you think! Welcome to Warcraft.

Here's the first official trailer (+ posters) for Duncan Jones' Warcraft, direct from Universal's YouTube:

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As for the story in Warcraft, it will follow Anduin Lothar facing off against Durotan, the two human and orc heroes from the original real-time strategy games, before World of Warcraft was even created. The film will largely focus on the Eastern Kingdoms of Azeroth. Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures present Warcraft, a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code), written by Charles Leavitt and rewritten by Duncan Jones. Produced by Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner. The cast: Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown. Universal will release Warcraft starting June 10th, 2016.

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  • Cyberdine
    Wow that CGI looks super unfinished. It all looks like video game trailer.
    • Ralph McAllister
      Looks fun, the point of movies is to enjoy yourself. Stop being a dick.
      • cg
        How is he (or she) being a dick?? they just pointed out that the CGI looks unfinished, and I for one agree. I am not sold on being immersed in this world when I am distracted by the fact that it all looks so unrealistic. Granted, the world in this film is based on something that is not real, but I must say that LOTR and Hobbit series looked much better in terms of CGI
        • cg
          I do have to say some of the close up shots look rather gorgeous and highly detailed, but many other shots look unfinished.
          • ColtNoir
            a lot of the compositing is...odd. look at the teaser trailer. this one doesn't show as much, but I agree, it's not the best that we've seen. I was hoping for much less CGI.
        • desispeed
          so unrealistic? This movie has been in post prod for a long time, not sure how much cleaner they are going to make the CGI look but from the trailer its a damn good job for a totally artificial world.
        • Ralph McAllister
          Do you not see the difference in your critique of the visuals vs an offhand negative comment made just to be negative about something a lot of people are looking forward to? Your comment = respectful and insightful commentary regarding the visuals. Previous comment = being a dick.
          • Cyberdine
            Your argument is unjustly.
        • Ralph McAllister
          I liked Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. I can look past the visuals. I would prefer them to be less familiar, since they do look like the visuals of so many other recent fantasy movies. It could be worse, it could look like the game.
        • dawko
          Hobbit looks just as bad as SW Ep. 2-3 do.
      • Cyberdine
        For only stating the obvious, i really hit a nerve there. A huge WOW supporter/game player I'm assuming.
      • EggRoll
        What about being any good? Is that a point too?
      • It was just their opinion, calm down now.
  • Mark Sheridan
    Lord of the Warcraft Rings or something. Looks highly derivative.
    • TheOct8pus
      The games are essentially ripoffs of LOTR, D&D and every other fantasy story out the movie is double derivative
      • ColtNoir
        Technically all fantasy stories have derived from LotR... I'd say Blizzard has done well with developing their own lore and making it unique. when playing their games you don't ever say "This feels like Lotr"
        • TheOct8pus
          I really liked the original 3 WC games. They have a good story, and it's fun to participate in the quest, but they borrow liberally from every fantasy out there, and as you said, most of it comes from LOTR.
  • I got a bit of a Avatar vibe there for a moment. I'll give it a go, the characters are quite bizarre, but I kind of like that.
  • qweqwu
    CGI, CGI everywhere....
  • Trey
    Looks ok......will check out
  • Trey
    It looks very CGI though..they need some more texture on those creatures
    • TheOct8pus
      For at least 10 seconds, I thought this was an 100% animated movie.
      • Cyberdine
  • Nick Carpenter
    My heart is beating so fast. I'm so sorry. This looks horrible. E.T. looked more real than this. Don't worry guys. My mommy, Noel, will know how to fix this. She fixes everything.
    • Nick Carpenter
      Guys, guys, guys! I'll make it up to you. I swear. Check out the International Star Wars trailer that's 4 articles below this one. It's EPIC. So cool. I hope I get to direct one of these one day.
      • TheOct8pus
  • TheOct8pus
    We need more gold, my liege....
    • ryderup
      Something me doing?
      • TheOct8pus
        Haha!!! Apparently, 79 peons were killed in the making of this film.
  • ColtNoir
    The insane amount of CGI has tempered my excitement for this movie a lot, I kind of wish they'd just gone full CGI and made it like one of Blizzard's amazing cinematic intros on one of their games, but either way I'll still see it. I'll give them this: They wen't all in on it and appears they aren't holding any of the "fantasy" elements out of it.
  • TheOct8pus
    Wouldn't it have made more sense for Duncan Jones to direct StarCraft?
  • Higgens
    CGI in this looks terrible, its like half animated movie half live action, with a healthy dose of green screen.
  • ari smulders
    This looks awful! And i mean realy awfull! It looks like a game trailer and than a bad one... I will never see this like the year one Dracula movie... Realy awful! made my point!
  • Cyberdine
    The amount of CGI that poured out of my monitor from this trailer, i'm pretty sure gave me a dose of radiation.
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  • Xerxexx
    I'll see it
  • Adam
    I don't like the CGI so far.
  • ryderup
    Avatar 2
    Hmmm, this definitely looked better than expected. The effects were good. The acting didn't seem very hammy. Possibly the riskiest gamble since AVATAR.
  • TheOct8pus
    This "fantasy" genre differs greatly from my idea of a fantasy. ...giggity
  • shiboleth
    Kid's stuff. Not interested...
  • Gerardo Vazquez
  • EggRoll
    That looks really bad
  • evilED
    Fuck yes. Been waiting for this to happen for years. Looks awesome.
  • ErrorSapiens
    Blizzards own animation team could make a movie worth seeing, no doubt .. and the cgi isnt mind blowing, but the biggest disappointment so far is the orc voices. Just too human. popcorn and hangover? Yeah, Ill see it easy.
    • OfficialJab
      Netflix should give Blizzards team a series to do.
  • Neuromancer
    Unpolished, definitely. But I'll watch it for sure, simply because of the hours I've put in the games over the past two decades (typing this makes me feel old). Dat Legion cinematic tho...
  • Lagoya
    Just imagine how badass a Warhammer movie would be...
  • I really like Duncan's work a lot but this looks...bad.
  • benj
    I don't get peoples problem it looks good to me. Yes it's CGI who cares? it looks epic. If you look at things so critically all the time it ruins the experience that's why people were so divided with the hobbit.
  • The in game movies look way better than this. This reminds me of the Dungeons & Dragons movie.
  • III
    I think we all can agree this looks disappointing.
  • Pincode
    Another unnatural looking CGI crap just like Avatar. Game trailers are so better.
    • VAharleywitch
      I think Avatar looked more realistic than this. The CGI reminds me of Polar Express.
      • Pincode
        Avatar was ultimately an animated movie.
        • Payne by name
          And ultimately pretty awful.
          • Mark Alters
            look at you, so trendy and bold
  • Bruce Acosta
    It's not really that great but looks good, they could have done with and without CGI.
  • Way too much CGI!
  • grimjob
    I love Moon. I love Clancy Brown. I love Toby Kebbell. Some great ingredients, but I just can't get interested in this. Hello redbox.
  • Armitall
    The cgi hatred amuses me. We all knew it was going to be a cg movie. The response feels to me like watching an animation and afterwards complaining it looked too animated. The issue to me would be oversaturation, it's hard to focuse. But I'll wait and see.
    • Snev De la Fontaine
      If people complain about the CGI, I think it's a fair assumption that you read one of these statements between the lines: the CGI doesn't look convincing or lively enough / CGI has been overused where it would have benefited from models or sets instead / The film looks to reliant on only CGI-spectactle, but the CGI spectacle isn't drawing me in. If either of those are implicitly meant with the complaints, then I don't think the animation analogy is a fair one.
    • OfficialJab
      It would have looked better, and probably been easier on the production and marketing if they had done it with wardrobe/makeup etc It would have been rough on the orc actors day-to-day, but they wouldn't have to pay ILM or whoever by the looks of things about a trillion dollars, and wouldn't have to be turning all the potential ticket buyers who hate the digital effects dominating every sequence.
  • Salvador Venturanza
    Looks nice to me. Maybe a little too clean, actually, but then again, WarCraft always had the shiny armor and things.
  • Mark Brackney
    SOOOOO... Ragnar Lothbrok (or 'Lodbrok', if you want to go with THAT spelling) as.... Ragnar Lothbrok?
  • Firefly15
    There is no doubt that it will be a major flop. It looks horrid.
  • thejon93rd
    Looks like this film may be a pleasant surprise in the end, but, between this and Assassin's Creed, I expect the latter film adaptation to be far superior in terms of bringing video-game based movies to the forefront of box-office and critical success. This film seems fine from the trailer, I'm just worried that it may feel hollow in terms of character and storytelling once it finally gets released. Hopefully I'm wrong though because who doesn't love a good fantasy/adventure film every now-and-then?
  • capitandelespacio
    Looks boring, storywise, but the animation looks neat.
  • David Diaz
    People always crap on CGI in trailers but fail to realize this movie is still 8 months away so they have a ton of time to keep making it look better. I'm not worried. Looks pretty cool to me.
  • Lar Rackell
    So...only Orcs and Humans exist?
  • Aaron
    Looks like a video game adaptation that can actually be pretty good. Duncan Jones has not given me a reason to doubt him, having made great sci-fi flicks like Moon and Source Code, so I'm optimistic about this movie.




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