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New Warcraft Trailer Ramps Up Battle Action And Delivers Eye-Popping Effects

Warcraft will hit theaters on June 10, and the footage is now coming fast and furious to help fantasy fans everywhere get prepared for the massive orc/human battle of the film. We now have another trailer that shows off the huge scale of the movie. Take a look:

This new trailer, which was released on the Warcraft official Facebook page, goes a long way toward giving us an idea of what we’ll be treated to in regards to effects, battle scenes and some of the relationships of the movie.

The footage starts off with a peaceful shot of Azeroth, the land of the humans, but quickly turns to tragedy as we watch a village burn from above. The peace that has been the hallmark of Azeroth has been breached by the invading orc army, a race from another world looking for a new home, after theirs, Draenor, is found to be dying. So, when a gateway called the Dark Portal opens up between the two worlds, what do the orcs do? Well, instead of sending a small party of ambassadors to see if they could talk to the humans about living on their world, they just rampage right on in and try to take over. Yeah, so, orcs? People don’t like that.

Giant orc warriors are quickly pitted against human warriors, as one civilization faces extinction while the other faces utter domination and destruction. One of the things that’s been said to be different about this movie from the others that feature this kind of struggle is that we’ll get to see the good and bad sides to both the orcs and the humans; neither side will be all good or all evil, and, as such, it’ll be hard to root for one group against the other. Each civilization has joined forces in a major way to defeat the other and get what they want, but that won’t mean that either side fights with all the right motivations.

As one character says, "saving the world is not a one man job," but he seems to have a large part in saving the world, since he’s clearly not just another badass warrior, but someone pretty magically gifted whose talents will be well used on the battle field. We also get a good look at the half-orc warrior woman Garona Halforcen (Paula Patton), who has to decide where her loyalties lie, even when she’s clearly attracted to human leader Sir Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel), and he’s attracted to her.

Well, something tells me that there will be no shortage of thrills and emotional moments in Warcraft for lovers of the game and fantasy fans of all kinds.

Adrienne Jones
Senior Content Creator

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