All science fiction movie's I've seen. I will keep adding movies. I've excluded cross-genre movies that weigh heavily on the…
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
The story of Halo 4 begins at dawn.
Set against the backdrop of a UNSC military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky struggles with his doubts about this war, and with the burden of expectations he may not be able to carry. As Lasky comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the terrifying alien alliance known as the Covenant arrives and turns his world upside down. Inspired by the Master Chief, he must decide what it means to be a hero.
unfortunatelly i have played only the fisrt halo game but always the story of master chief is one of the most intrigue characters in game history with a tremndous universe around it.
well the bad thing is that even though here you can watch a damn good scifi movie with a lot of character development ,you have to go and search what is halo games , who is master chiefs and what they are fighting!
so it's perfect for the halo fans and whoever knows the basic storyline ,the rest will be lost in the story in the second part.
Is nothing special but they try to bypass the modest budget they had and the effects are in minimum use ,also kudos for costume/settings department!!
I haven't played a second of any of the Halo games, but I've watched a couple of seasons of Red vs. Blue. So what I'm basically saying is that I have no idea what the storyline is all about. As an introduction to the series this was actually pretty nice.
It starts out similary to "Starship Troopers" with a bunch of cadets training for the big war. The problem with this is, that it feels really heavy handed and none of the plotpoints make any sense. Disobeying your orders on a simple training mission? Yeah, of course! But once the shit hits the fan this turns into pure gold. The last 30 minutes were sci-fi-action-horror at its best and really…
I thought this might just be some low budget cash in to promote the game being released shortly afterwards.
How wrong I was. It was a well written and well acted side story that perfectly shows the Halo universe off. The visual effects could almost rival most big budget movies in some places.
Yes, the acting 'could' have been better, and some of the dialogue 'could' have been better written, but for a budget of only $10million what more do you want?!
Maybe it's cause I don't play Halo or know any of the history behind it, but when I turned on a Halo movie I thought I would be getting non-stop bad-ass action, not half middle-school drama half military basic training.
Plus maybe it's not really my place to say and I'm all for more diversity in movies... but did they really go out of their way to make sure every person in the squad was a different ethnicity?
not good at all
Movie based video games=Not worth it
Video game based movies=Totally worth it
With the money it took to make this movie was really worth it's buck. 343 industries has truly turned Halo around, but in a really good way. Putting the plot on soldiers training to fight the covenant is a great way of starting to get people's attention. At least it did for me. Props to 343 :)
If you're a big fan of the game you'll probably like this movie. It isn't bad, but also not really that great.
Just epic! Loved it from start to finish.
Didn't expect this to be any good, I thought it would be just a marketing gimmick. After some recommendations, I decided to finally watch it and it was pretty good.
Pretty shooties with a basic story.
Needed more wort, though!
The last act of this miniseries is so intense and well done. I think the lead up is fine and I like the characters but once the last act begins and Master Chief shows up the show is full on action until the end. The Warthog roaming through the woods with loads of enemy fire coming from the blackened forest is just insane and beautiful. I have played the games somewhat but not a huge expert so maybe this gets it all wrong but for me this is one of the better video game adaptations.
Nice to see Master Chief in action here (eventually) but the story is just not entertaining enough.
Quite surprising, this one is better than the first time I saw it. I consider this one to be a presentation of the concept. Should come a number of sequals. The story is great, the cgi is great, the only really bad thing is the place where it all happends, that is boring and unispiring. I think this would have benefitted from taken place in a more harsh environment. I am looking forward to see the coming sequals (that I am convinced will come).
The much-anticipated live action adaptation of the popular Halo video game franchise unfortunately squanders the first half of the movie following a whiny UNSC cadet and his classmates as they try to finish up their squad training exercises after some bad team performances. I tried to get into Cadet Lasky's story, but I knew going in that this wasn't the real meat of the story, and all of his struggles to deal with the death of his brother, whether he wants to stay in the military, and whether it's worth fighting the human Insurrectionists seems rather ancillary and far too drawn out.
Halfway through, however, when the alien Covenant attack the academy and destroy its space elevator and the action…
If you played and liked the games then this film is a dissapointment. The appearence of Arbiter was really powerful and awesome. Also I was really disturbed by Chyler's lady mustache.
It was really a let down, not liking this more than I did. I've heard nothing but good things about it. What you end up with is just an adequately made, generic, dull version of a high school coming-of-age story set in a military academy. Lasky has doubts and he has to overcome them with his friends, and surprise, he has a skill for leadership.
Two stars if only for a Warthog and Master Chief.
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