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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn 

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Family | TV Mini-Series (2012)
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UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
Thom Green ...  Thomas Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
Anna Popplewell ...  Chyler Silva 5 episodes, 2012
Enisha Brewster ...  April Orenski 5 episodes, 2012
Ayelet Zurer ...  Mehaffey / ... 5 episodes, 2012
Masam Holden ...  Michael Sullivan 5 episodes, 2012
Mike Dopud ...  General Black 5 episodes, 2012
Iain Belcher ...  Vickers / ... 5 episodes, 2012
Osric Chau ...  Junjie Chen 5 episodes, 2012
Katerina Katelieva ...  Dimah Tchakova 5 episodes, 2012
Daniel Cudmore ...  Master Chief 5 episodes, 2012
Alex Puccinelli ...  Master Chief 5 episodes, 2012
Jen Taylor ...  Cortana 5 episodes, 2012
Chris Shields ...  Dr. Hughes 5 episodes, 2012
Max Carver ...  Cadmon Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
Ty Olsson ...  Commander Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
Darren O'Hare ...  Adult Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
Robin August Robin August ...  Orlin 5 episodes, 2012
Man Hung Chan Man Hung Chan ...  Junjie's father 5 episodes, 2012
Jill Teed ...  Col. Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
Jenna Berman ...  Kelly 5 episodes, 2012
Robert Boyce Robert Boyce ...  Man 5 episodes, 2012
Sean Carey ...  Marine 5 episodes, 2012
Neil Ellice ...  Marine 5 episodes, 2012
Tommy Europe ...  Marine 5 episodes, 2012
Patrick Sabongui ...  Marine 5 episodes, 2012
Jon Kralt ...  Yeomen 5 episodes, 2012
Dean Redman ...  Yeomen 5 episodes, 2012
Tony Giroux ...  Spartan / ... 5 episodes, 2012
Frank O'Connor Frank O'Connor ...  Janitor Beamish 5 episodes, 2012
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In 2525, as mankind has begun to colonise space, a group of cadets are training to fight against human insurrectionists. One of these cadets, Thomas Lasky, has doubts about his abilities as a soldier and his convictions for this war. Whilst he struggles with himself, the planet is invaded by an unknown alien race. Reeling under the assault, Lasky and his squad mates are rescued by John-117, one of the UNSC's legendary SPARTAN-II super-soldiers. John must inspire Lasky to fulfill his potential as a soldier and a leader to fight against an enemy deadlier than any that humanity has faced before. Written by Marty Goodman

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The story of Halo begins at dawn.


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Trivia

Frank O'Connor, Franchise Development Director at 343 Industries, makes a cameo appearance as a janitor at the academy. He is seen in a crowd spectating a fight. See more »

Goofs

When Lansky and the other students ask the stranger for his name after he saved them, John-117 tells the students that his name is Master Chief. But at this point, he was still a Chief Petty Officer and he should have said Chief. He didn't have the ranking of Master Chief Petty Officer yet. See more »

Quotes

Master Chief: [picking out which cadets will guard the driver as they make their way to the Warthog] Who's the best shot here?
Michael Sullivan: You, probably?
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A Good Sci-Fi Adventure for the Halo Games.
23 November 2012 | by rdbrown-zeteoSee all my reviews

I enjoy playing the games, though I really haven't played much and nor am I a hard core fan but "Halo: Forward Unto Dawn" was a fun and entertaining sci-fi adventure for the games.

I really enjoy sci-fi, especially the artistic and creative ones. The story isn't magic, it sets you up for something yet to come (perhaps the next video game... I don't know... but that's just what the movie feels like, esp. after the ending). However, its the journey of some cadets who get their world shaken as the fight comes to them.

The acting is surprisingly good. Not anything amazing, but good enough so that the movie is still enjoyable. The visuals were great. I loved the effects and the scenery. The action was exciting. The film makers did a great job creating the action scenes in the dark settings. Once the action hits, you will understand the title of the movie.

Overall, if you have ever played the game, I'm sure you will enjoy watching this movie. If you have never played the game what-not, stop using "real life" as a standard for a science fiction film based and centered around a video game. I don't get the negative reviews, but certainly this movie isn't perfect despite how entertaining it is. My rating is on a scale of entertainment, not based on a standard of flawlessness. There was some depth to the movie, mostly in some of the characters and in some aspects of the war, but just surfacy stuff - this also added to the entertainment of the movie.

Fun movie. Worth watching. If you don't like the movie, I'm sure you would appreciate something from it to get your viewings worth.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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(5 parts) | (DVD)

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Dolby Digital

Color:

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2.35 : 1
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