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A great live ac­tion videogame movie is long over­due, so I’ve got high hopes for War­craft. Some of the ef­fects need a lit­tle work, but this trailer is full of daz­zling stuff.


Since the end of The Hob­bit se­ries I’ve been itch­ing for my next dose of epic fan­tasy – maybe it’s ar­rived. I’m ex­cited by the pos­si­bil­i­ties of good Orcs, a nu­ance Tolkien never ex­plored.


My 14-year-old self would be hugely ex­cited by the con­cept, but this trailer feels very much about hit­ting all the fa­mil­iar beats. The scene with the tear­ful Orc looks vis­ually im­pres­sive though.


It’s hard for me to get ex­cited about the emo Orcs on show here. Burst­ing with more CGI than I’ll ever need and clichés-aplenty, this has a very Lord Of The Rings-lite vibe.

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