It’s a bit of an understatement to say that video games haven’t exactly translated well onto film in the past. 2016 could be the year all that changes with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard’s Assassin’s Creed and the Duncan Jones-directed Warcraft. I’m so happy there’s a second trailer out for the film if, for no other reason, I’ve been seriously pounded with the first one in every movie I’ve attended for months.
Azeroth looks fully-realized and Warcraft a totally immersive fantasy film. What troubles me are the humans. The acting…is not stellar in the trailers. So can the world and the story overcome a mediocre cast, or are we just going to have to wait for Fassbender to assassinate the video game/movie curse this fall? Warcraft opens June 10, 2016.