2. The actors trained based on their character’s species
For all the magical and fantasy elements of the film, Alonzo wanted each set of characters to have a signature physicality that translated onscreen. The Orcs are bigger and heavier than the Elves in the film, so they move and fight differently.
“We established unique movements that were specific to each species,” Alonzo said. “The Orcs are like NFL players, but they don’t move as fast. They’re very strong, they’re very weighted down. There are also different-size orcs as there are humans, but they’re not as equipped with the improvisation of assessing a situation. So they’re more instinctual. In relation to the Elves, who are more agile, they’re highly intelligent. They are the elite of the species that are in this world. They also have a keen sense of connection with each other.”Back to top