The Warcraft movie hit theaters in 2016. In line with the new update to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Chains of Domination, and the release of the Burning Crusade expansion for World of Warcraft: Classic, the movie is now also coming to Netflix. Warcraft has already taken over the gaming and entertainment scene out there, and the movie is the most-watched movie on Netflix in Germany, Austria, and Sweden, among others. It is currently at number two on the list of the top 10 charts for the most streamed movies on Netflix.
Fans of the world of Warcraft will feel right at home in the movie, as the plot is based on the first real-time strategy game from Warcraft from 1994. The orcs manage to open a portal to Azeroth using the powerful magic of an “elephant” and fight there in an epic battle with the locals. However, the film does take some liberties, for example the clan affiliations of a few orcs. Orgrim Doomhammer, for example, belongs to the Frostwolves of the movie world.
The Warcraft movie is a true nostalgia ride, especially for old hands, as several characters who have since died appear in the movie, including Durotan, Thrall’s father. Thrall also appears under his maiden name Go’el, but he’s not very old. There are also several well-known locations in the movie, such as the Dark Gate, which players from World of Warcraft: Classic are currently allowed to break into, and Stormwind, the capital of the people.
With the Burning Crusade Classic, the new World of Warcraft: Shadowlands update, the release of the Warcraft movie on Netflix, and the newly announced board game Wrath of the Lich King wanting to connect with the epidemic, fans of the Warcraft world definitely have one now there’s plenty to do. But quality comes before quantity, which is why some players aren’t particularly good at the franchise right now.
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