Within the walls of the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, a group of cadets of noble birth are being trained to become the next generation of soldiers in the impending war between the UNCS and rebels on colonial planets. One of the cadets, Thomas Lasky, struggles internally, overcoming doubts about the war and fears of not living up to the high expectations of his command. By the time Lasky has come to terms with his role as future commander, a terrifying army of the Covenant Alliance invades the planet and turns the hero’s familiar world upside down. Inspired by the exploits of Master Chief, Lasky must learn firsthand what it means to be a hero.
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I’ve been waiting a few years for a film adaptation of my favorite computer movie, Halo. It seemed to have been promised two years ago, but Peter Jackson took on District 9 at the time. This year, though, we did wait for a little present for fans of Master Chief.
Before watching the first series, my biggest fear was the budget performance and spoiled impression and disappointment, but both the costumes and the entourage are pretty good. The first 3 episodes lack the drive inherent in Halo, but the following ones rehabilitate everything. Unfortunately, it is difficult to judge the quality of the acting, as the key characters are covered with helmets and they will be taken off only at the end, but the young cadets did a great job.
The Spartan John 117, aka Master Chief, appeared before me just as I had imagined him to be. Huge, calm, unperturbed, and all-powerful.
Over the years the Halo universe has grown into a story, and it is no longer just a banal adaptation of a simple game, it is a whole thoughtful universe with its own heroes, villains and just people. So there is no point in labeling it a ‘movie based on the game’, the more so because the events of the series have little relation to the events of the original game.
Now about the villains. In one short series we managed to see several races of the Covenants at once. And it was done very competently. A sense of puppetry or implausibility did not occur.
Verdict: Watch for connoisseurs of the game unequivocally. Those who haven’t played the game should also watch, because it is clear and without any deep hidden meaning.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (67.0 Mb/s)
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
German: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1