My wife asked me to make this list. It'll take awhile but here goes.
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!!
Bin mir nicht sicher ob das ein Pilot-Film für eine Serie sein sollte...wie dem auch sei : Ich habe noch nie ein HALO-Spielt gezockt daher kenne ich außer dem Begriff MASTERCHIEF absolut nix. Folglich kann ich auch keine Vergleiche zum Game ziehen. Der Anfang, an einer Militärakademie, hat mich ziemlich stark an ENDERS GAME erinnert was ja nicht grade ein Qualitätsmerkmal ist. Erst nach fast einer Stunde Laufzeit geht dann die Post ab. Ab da ist der Streifen dann auch ganz ansehnlich. Ich denke HALO-Fans sollten mal einen Blick riskieren dürfen.
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 :)
No estoy muy familiarizado con la mitología Halo pero estoy convencido de que el Jefe Maestro se merece algo mucho mejor. Que pena de presupuesto y que pena de FX.
I guess this is a tie-in to Halo 4. I'll admit, I never made it past part 2, so I don't know what's up there. But other than the framing scenes, I think it works without any knowledge of the video games. And that's the odd things; this movie actually works. It's not some kind of masterpiece, but it has a solid story and more visual flare than a lot of big budget summer blockbusters. Hell, even the effects are better than a lot of the crap hitting the screens lately. I heard a lot of negative things about this film, but I don't know why. For a media tie-in, it's shockingly good. I can even get past the academy setting, something I normally hate in my Science Fiction (everyone pulling for a Starfleet Academy series...No. Just no.).
Richtig gut gemachte Green-Screen Syfy im Halo-Universum. Was dem Film an Story fehlt, macht er mit Effekten und (man höre und staune) Atmosphäre wieder gut. Die Leistung der Darsteller ist nicht überragend, aber in Anbetracht dessen, dass sie ja bloß sich haben und der größte Teil ihres Sets nicht existiert muss man den Hut davor ziehen, dass man ihnen vieles von dem was sie tun, wie sie reagieren, oder was sie vermeintlich sehen abkauft.
Probably just enough here to interest Sci-Fi fans, and as a Halo fan, I think it does a decent enough job to satisfy that demographic. The build up is pretty long, the drama is passable, and the action is underwhelming, but considering the obvious budget restraints, I finished this film feeling satisfied.
Surprisingly deep for marketing. Still no interest in playing Halo, but Red + Blue was funny for awhile.
THIS is how you make a movie from a videogame. It is smart, builds characters you care about, has moments of humour and even hints at some feelings between two of the leads (without cramming it down our throats). The action sequences are well thought-out and put-together. The special effects are good, but the film doesn't over-rely on them. Yes, it is quite similar to Starship Troopers, but that isn't a bad thing. Well worth giving it a go!
As a film developed from a video game (and I think developed to market it), this is not terrible.
As a film unto itself... eh.
I am a little jaded on the subject of "young recruits being forged into a unit and suddenly thrust into action" films, and there's little here to raise it up. There is also not very much in the way of action to leaven what is primarily a poorly-sketched coming-of-age film. Some of the actors were a little more than adequate. Were I a fan of the games, I might have a different notion of its value-- for all I know, it illuminates some backstory that greatly enhances the enjoyment of play-- but unless one is such a fan I cannot suggest it as even a means to pass an afternoon. It's just not particularly entertaining for most of its length.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn spielt in einer Akademie des United Nations Space Command (UNSC) und dreht sich um den Kadetten Lasky und das Hastady Squad, deren Eltern einflussreiche Personen beim UNSC sind. Eines Tages wird die Akademie von Aliens angegriffen und die Kadetten müssen sich retten.
Die Schauspieler sind alle ziemlich gut, allerdings lässt sich nur zu Lasky mehr oder weniger eine emotionale Bindung aufbauen, da eigentlich nur auf Lasky richtig eingegangen wird und die Vorgeschichte von allen Charakteren erst NACH den Credits erzählt wird.
Da es in der Vorlage zum Film um das töten von Aliens geht, gibt es in diesem Film natürlich auch ein paar Action Szenen, diesen aber alle entweder total unübersichtlich, viel zu kurz, mit…
I know bugger all about the games so I watched this with no preconceptions.
Decent film, which for me looks like a more stylish version of Starship Troopers. But not a better film that Starship Troopers.
You call me Master Chief.
Video game movies are notoriously bad...but surprisingly this one is pretty damn good. It reminded me why I loved Halo back in the day, and it was pretty cool to get some backstory on Lasky.
"We're being hunted."
I tried not to include fan films, cutscene compilations, short films, TV show collections, or visual novel adaptations