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R2-D2 and Chewbacca are playing the holographic game aboard the Millennium Falcon.

Chewbacca: "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh"

C-3PO: "He made a fair move. Screaming about it can't help you."

Han Solo: "Let him have it. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee."

C-3PO: "But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid."

Han Solo: "That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that."

Chewbacca: "Grrf."

C-3PO: "I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2, let the Wookiee win."

Where will you go today?

"And wow! Hey! What's this thing coming towards me very fast? Very very fast. So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding word like... ow... ound... round... ground! That's it! That's a good name - ground!"

"I wonder if it will be friends with me?"

- For the sperm whale, it wasn't.

Halo 4, Forward unto Dawn

Classic c-rated movie. Ending was too open. why was chief out there? It started with a question and finished with the same question. Canned plot. Underdog feeling sorry for himself, has a secret girlfirend, and then attack happens, almost everyone dies, just so he can prove “well done solger.” And what was all that dragging at the beginning? On and on, drama and move drama. We could have followed the brother's story, him all the way out there, and the chief coming in to save them. There could have been other plots. But, no, we have to follow some melodrama chick flick of little soldger finally getting to find himeself. That was passable with FF7, Advent Children. It happens in all the Disney shows. Now that I think of it, it's all over the place. Green [arrow?], “I'm going to feel sorry for myself, quit (or just about), so everyone hates me, and then come back and save the day.”

The theme itself is not bad. It's just used way, way, WAY too much.

Now I want to go read the Halo books, just to get the bad taste out of my mouth.

Yes, believe it or not, there was depth in the books. Like the story of Chief, beyond the “walking robot” that the movie made him out to be, like some glorified RoboCop. They did touch on some of the ideas of the books at the beginning of the movie, with Cortana “thinking herself to death” and her struggles with the helping the Chief. Yep, that brings back memories from the book.

I mean, this is Halo, right? So where was the Chief during most of the movie? Where was Cortana? I missed the banter between them. And some real action? Where was the meaning and the great vistas and the depth and the “edge of your seat” mayhem?

All it had was some average good themes, and some nice teachings here and there.

Overall, it was lame. And deserves less than a single star. Pitiful. Very pitiful.

Indeed, the only way I go through the movie was thinking “okay, this is just an alternate reality/universe of Halo. This one doesn't count.” And indeed, it doesn't for me.

movies/halo-4.txt · Last modified: Nov 3, 2013 (5 years ago) by Matt Bagley