Warcraft follows two stories. The first is of an orc named Durotan (Tobey Kebbell), who just became a father and is a strong warrior and leader amongst his people. The second story is of a human warrior named Auduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel), who is more dedicated to protecting his kingdom than he is to being a father. The orc world is dying, and so they create a portal to the peaceful world of Azeroth, led by King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper), with the intention of starting a war and taking control. Durotan soon begins to see that the orc's actions may not be right, and his opinion leads to the adventure that is Warcraft.
Visually, he has crafted a masterpiece. The visual effects in this movie are mind-blowing, especially that of the orc characters. The characters, which were acted out using motion capture, are flawless in design. Right from the first shot we see of Durotan, the effort put into creating these characters and environments already pays off. The level of detail and design put into it is simply breathtaking, and every time the orcs were on screen, I was constantly in awe. There was never a moment where I wasn't impressed.
While all the motion capture performances were excellent, especially that of Tobey Kebbell and Daniel Wu, the other performances are a mixed bag. Ben Foster feels extremely forced, while Ben Schnetzer occasionally falls flat. Paula Patton, however, is excellent. Her character is layered and motivated, and the performance is brilliant. Kebbell still manages to steal the show, but Patton isn't too far behind, either.