Ok, so over the years there has been a ton of great video games that have been so well thought of, that not only do they end up becoming the signature video games for that system, but like with, ‘Nintendo’ and, ‘Super Mario Bros.’ becomes the signature game for the company.
And you know what? every once in a while, those games become so good, that some one will try to make a live action versions of them with some success with some and failure with others… The Super Mario Bros. movie that came out in the early 90s was pretty all around bad, while the Resident Evil franchise that started on the playstation is still considered to be one of the best Zombie franchises of the new millennium!
And you know what… While it wasn’t great… Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012)… Not a bad film!
Written by: Aaron Helbing (Spartacus), Todd Helbing (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) & Directed by: Stewart Hendler (H+). Starring: Thom Green (Dance Academy), Anna Popplewell (Payback Season), Enisha Brewster (Grey’s Anatomy), Ayelet Zurer (Vantage Point).
”Who’s the best shot here?” – Master Chief (Played by: Alex Puccinelli (Ford V Ferrari) in the movie: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012).)
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 (played by: Thom Green), 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.
Now I will be honest with you guys… I just could not get in to the story to much… although non of them were horrible actors… I just truly cared less about the melodrama through out the movie!
It does have some great fight scenes though and the story between the cadets themselves was tolerable… But honestly… The best part of the movie was the ending! When the movie really started to show how it actually was apart of the brilliant video game universe!
It is not a great film, but it is worth checking out… Especially if you are a fan of the X-Box franchise!