Halo 4 – Forward Unto Dawn

Halo 4 - Forward Unto Dawn


Let's skip the banter and get right to it.  What a good movie!  No it isn't good the way Iron Man or Skyfall or really any other big budget action movie is.  This movie must have been straight to DVD, and when I started it, I actually thought it was going to be an animated film.  It isn't though.  It is a live action piece of magic and for the budget, and my lowered expectations I thought it was thoroughly enjoyable.

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The characters were well written, not just caricatures.  I found myself actually rooting for the main hero of the story (and no, it isn't the Master Chief).  He was a likable, intelligent and thoughtful cadet.  Questioning the decision making of those would-be leaders around him and question the very morality of the war they would soon be entering.  His supporting cast was just as good.  The "villian" is annoying but not ridiculous.  The love interest is sweet but not cheesy.  And Master Chief, when it is his turn to shine, does nothing but smash faces.

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The story is also very interesting.  It, like all the Halo products, adds and connects to the contiguous continuum that is the Halo universe.  More than working as just a historical narrative in Halo landscape, it is a self-contained story that has both emotional and thrilling parts.  The way the Covenant is introduced is as exciting a part as any movie I have seen in the past three years.

Hands down, this movie is a must see.  Get it for $1.30 at a Redbox, watch it for free on Netflix, whatever, just make it happen.

 

Do you agree?  Did you like this movie?  Or am I an idiot for thinking it was so good?  Let me know with your comments below.

 

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5 Comments
  1. SajeOne
    Date: May 21, 2013
    Author: SajeOne
    Didn't know this was on youtube. Watched it on netflix and I thought it was amazing. I haven't progressed in the storyline since halo 3, which I guess this might not be an offical story line but I thought the scene with cortana inside the ship was amazing in my opinion. Was a really good watch, at the end I actually thought he might take his helmet off, which I was covering my eyes for :P
    • Date: May 21, 2013
      Author: cxh
      No doubt. I thought he was going to take his helmet off and it was going to be his brother. I think they kept the "mystique" of the Master Chief in tact pretty well here.
  2. admin
    Date: May 20, 2013
    Author: Super CXH
    I was just talking to someone and they told me this was a web series on YouTube. I didn't know you could watch these kind of things on youtube. If I had known I probably wouldn't spend so much time watching Tomikaze videos.
    • tomikaze
      Date: May 20, 2013
      Author: tomikaze
      Well it's a good thing you don't know about it.
  3. tomikaze
    Date: May 20, 2013
    Author: tomikaze
    I totally loved everything about this movie and after I'm finished writing this I'll go sit down and watch it for the first time.
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