Driving through the dark forest, Chief and the remaining cadets fight off Jackals in the trees. Lasky crashes into one of the aliens on the road, causing the Warthog to stall. While Chief patches up ...
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.
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
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 »
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 »
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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