Film of the Day: Warcraft (2016)

The Orcs must pack up and leave their world before disaster strikes. Photo: Universal

Director Duncan Jones’ adaptation of this famous fantasy video game comes with stunning visual effects and a sweeping world. The Orcs’ planet is dying, so the clans gather to their warlock leader Gul’dan (Daniel Wu), who has created a portal through which they can invade and resettle in another world.

The gate is powered by souls of their captives, byt they don’t have enough prisoners to allow the whole horde through. Their mightiest fighters are sent to capture more prisoners from the new world, Azeroth, but they face tougher resistance than they expected.

Military commander Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) a gifted renegade mage called Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer) and King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper) are determined to halt the invader’s campaign. Warcraft is the name of the game, and whoever has the best strategy will come out on top.

123 mins

Warcraft – Wednesday at 6.25pm on Film4