The long-awaited Warcraft film trailer debuted at BlizzCon in November, and it was more impressive than I expected. Now the first television spot is out, and it’s… well, shorter. But still good!
We opined in our analysis of the BlizzCon trailer that the story seems â€œgeared toward drawing us toward parallels with the orcs’ plight and illegal immigration in the United States and the refugee crisis in Europe,â€ and the television ad would appear to reinforce that.
Orc: â€œWe come in peace.â€
Human: â€œOrcs are beasts!â€
Other Human: â€œWhat to do?â€
Orc: â€œBehold our savage nobility, as the dream of a better future for our children clashes headlong with a deeply-rooted fear of the unknown, wrought in a long history of thralldom and betrayal and manifest in this KNUCKLE MEGA-SANDWICH!â€ Kapow!
Okay, maybe that last bit doesn’t fit perfectly well with the real world analogy, but you can see where it’s headed. Cue misunderstanding, reconciliation, a spot of Orc/Human smoochies, a CGI-fueled rumble in the jungle writ large, and a happy ending, with just a slight whiff of sequel-setup hanging in the air, like that faint smell of smoke that makes you wonder if you left the stove on.
The Duncan Jones-directed Warcraft movie hits screens on June 10.