Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012, tv series) USA

Reviewed by Lauren Jackson. Viewed on DVD.

I’ve been meaning to see this for a long time, when I finally did, I was pretty impressed. Not bad for a movie/show made after a video game.

So, who has played the games? Halo 1, 2, 3, ODST, Reach, anyone? Well, not that it might be going by the most recent edition to the halo games, Halo 4, but for the first time in about 10 yrs, we have finally got a movie made under not only a video game corporation, but a new one at that called, 343 Industries, not Bungi (Original Halo creators) surprising after all the years in gaining the public’s interest, but they finally put an end to their halo gaming and handed over Halo 4’s script to 343 Industries. At least Halo is still only playable on the xbox but no longer under Microsoft.  And now, not that it is related to this tv show, but there is to be 3 more Halo games, yay!

If you are like me, and might have heard about this by ear or word of mouth. If at all interested, It is on NETFLIX!

For the first half hour, I was left confused. Story line was a little confusing, but if you pay close attention to the very beginning where things are being explained, you find that the commander in chief is telling us a story based on his life when he had first met the master chief. The place where he and his troops were training was suddenly under attack as aliens started killing off human life and crash landing onto planet earth, this is then where Master Chief finds just 4-5 survivors left hiding in their training grounds. “You are the only survivors on this planet.”

The aliens we know of including hunters, and elites. Unfortunately, no grunts, are show in this “show”. I keep quoting show because it seems to be a movie to me, but I guess it was previously shown on tv.

With today’s technology, and great cinematography, the quality of the “show’s” special effects were pretty outstanding. Slow motion quality, graphic design, and costume are pretty good. A lot of slow motion with explosions and laser shootings. Acting is also good considering the budget of the show landing an $8,500,000 box office.

So I would say the show is worth watching. I enjoyed it, was in awe with how they made the aliens look and sound realistic and close to the video game’s effects. If you are a fan of Halo, do not fear, and do not judge, it is actually pretty decent.

Also, Master chief still does not show his face at the end. Something they still keep to the story.

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