‘Warcraft’ Trailer: Fight Together, Die Together
If you found yourself a little underwhelmed by the previous Warcraft trailer, the latest one is definitely more action-centric, offering plenty of new footage and lots of that crazy fantastical magic-and-creatures-and-orcs business that made the original game series so popular. And if that doesn’t sound like your cup of mead or whatever, then this new trailer probably won’t sway you.
The latest trailer for Duncan Jones’ epic CGI-heavy film based on the wildly popular video game leans more heavily into the magic and mysticism of Warcraft while doubling down on that whole “war” part of the film’s title. And while the electro-heavy score feels a bit outdated (like, post-Matrix), it does give the footage a bit of an energy boost. On the plus side, the film boasts a great cast, including Preacher co-stars Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga — the latter of whom has a brief scene above.
On the downside (maybe?), this trailer is giving off some Jupiter Ascending vibes — it looks like one very expensive, very weird movie, and if nothing else, it should be fairly memorable.
Warcraft is an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon. 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. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.
Warcraft also stars Rob Kazinsky, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster andToby Kebbell, and hits theaters on June 10.