Halo 4: Forward Unto DawnHD Closed Captioning
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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.
This webseries/movie is a fantastic addition to the halo universe. You could tell the director gets it. They don't try to do too much fan service or inside jokes like a lot of video game movies do. They get the tone and feel of the gap universe spot on and humanize it. You don't need to know or like the games at all to enjoy it. Only problems I guess I have is they don't use the official master chief voice. It works but it feels a bit off. Like its someone trying to be more gruff then they actually are.
I just have to say good job to the production company for doing such a good job with something that could get so easily torn apart by fans or the public but is enjoyed by both. That is a great accomplishment, especially with the lackluster history of video game to movie translations.
FANS VS. NON-FANS
Girlfriend wanted to have a movie night (and gave me the reins on what to pick), so I did a dude move… I am a huge fan of halo read the books and this movie stood true to the story line. My girlfriend on the other hand never even heard of halo. At the end of the movie the only compliant she said was that it ended to soon. As for me i pray they make a second one!
For gamers its a sheer delite. For just a war movie enthusist just a great movie. Gave it 5 stars becouse there is no 6.