Warcraft (2016)

Theatrical Release: June 10, 2016
Warcraft (2016)


The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

Dove Review

Watching “Warcraft” is like watching a video game come to life. However, along with the action and the ability to showcase amazing creatures, the film has a downside, in which some scenes look too much like the CGI images they are. For example, a few of the various characters ride strange creatures that sure look nothing like horses. Durotan (Toby Kebbell), is an orc chieftain with large hands and a pregnant mate, Draka (Anna Galvin). Of course, with a title like “Warcraft,” war is expected to be a big part of the movie, and it certainly is. Despite some good moments, such as a son attempting to be a warrior who would make his father proud and the sacrifice of a powerful character, the constant violence of the battle scenes prevent us from awarding this movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A woman says she knows a man desires to lie with her.
Language: Big Bas*ard-1; Bloody-1; H-2; S.O.B.-1
Violence: Non-stop violence throughout the film, including slashing swords and stabbings; knives used to kill; dead bodies, one of which is examined; blood on human who was killed; green blood from orcs; creature's head is crushed; fight scenes with punching; large hammer used to inflict blows and kill; a lot of battle scenes; characters battle each other with magic bolts of lightning; a character's arm is burned off; man's face is slapped; blood on character's hand.
Drugs: The drinking of wine; wine in goblets.
Nudity: Bare midriffs; cleavage; woman's thighs visible while she's wearing a loin cloth; a woman's pregnant stomach is visible; shirtless orcs.
Other: Magic and incantations; a skull is on the ground; characters fight for their souls, and some have their beings pulled out of their bodies using powerful magic; a deer is killed and his power is transferred into a newborn babe; tension between many characters; a woman is kidnapped; death and grief.


Company: Universal Pictures
Director: Duncan Jones
Genre: Action
Runtime: 123 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter