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Posted by Kradan
 - May 12, 2022, 03:05:53 PM
El Risitas RIP
Posted by BlueMarsalis79
 - May 12, 2022, 02:48:52 PM
HALO NTR

Posted by BlueMarsalis79
 - Apr 11, 2022, 09:49:56 AM
As good as the novels can be they are not the identity of Halo to me.
Posted by Corporal Hicks
 - Apr 11, 2022, 09:35:56 AM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Apr 08, 2022, 05:41:07 PM
And here I was expecting Hicks to have a David-is-the-Space-Jockey reaction to it. :-\

I can't when it's been a part of my Halo experience since the very early days. I experienced him without a helmet in The Fall of Reach.

Quote from: KiramidHead on Apr 09, 2022, 10:52:15 PM
Alex Garland's script did a weird thing where Chief's face is shown flat out in dream sequence flashbacks to Reach, and when his helmet comes off in the main story, his face is only partially shown, bit enough to know that it's been altered somehow since.

Man...that script. I'm glad that didn't come to fruition. lol
Posted by KiramidHead
 - Apr 09, 2022, 10:52:15 PM
Alex Garland's script did a weird thing where Chief's face is shown flat out in dream sequence flashbacks to Reach, and when his helmet comes off in the main story, his face is only partially shown, bit enough to know that it's been altered somehow since.
Posted by Local Trouble
 - Apr 08, 2022, 05:41:07 PM
And here I was expecting Hicks to have a David-is-the-Space-Jockey reaction to it. :-\
Posted by Corporal Hicks
 - Apr 08, 2022, 07:30:54 AM
Because it's been removed countless times in the other media. The helmet is just a thing for the games. It's supposed to be about putting you in the helmet for the games, not for the books and films and comics and etc. Granted, I do feel it's weird it not being Steve Downes, but I get they're going for a younger John, but just the prospect of him removing his helmet and showing his face is a none-issue for me.
Posted by SiL
 - Apr 08, 2022, 03:21:59 AM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Mar 21, 2022, 07:07:12 PM
Can't wait to see Master Chief's face.  :laugh:
Why did they do this. Why.
Posted by TC
 - Apr 01, 2022, 10:17:01 AM
I quite like the strategy they are using for the show. It's essentially a reboot of the game stories but told in a completely new interpretation. There's a lot of the same story elements (like "artifacts"), plot ideas, settings, characters (and presumably their arcs), remixed into a fresh narrative.

I like the production design, the budget seems sufficient to look suitably impressive, the FX look good, the acting is good, and it takes itself seriously without any cartoonishness.

There was a time when I wished for such a treatment to the Alien movies: all four of the original films in a mash up/remix/reboot/whatever, so that they have a new seemless continuity, maybe with a bit of Alien:Isolation stirred in. And probably with the addition of other all-new subplots and characters as well.

Right now, though, I question if such a streaming series would be too imitative of existing shows like this Halo one, but also The Expanse, Altered Carbon, and maybe a couple of others.  (And of course there's the Noah Hawley project that's already underway, but that's a completely different consideration. )

The distinguishing feature of the Alien franchise is the horror element of Giger's monster. Now I wonder if that would be enough.

TC
Posted by Master Chief
 - Mar 28, 2022, 06:26:10 PM
The graphic violence and gore caught me off-guard. 
Posted by Corporal Hicks
 - Mar 28, 2022, 02:24:17 PM
Well I didn't hate the first episode. Still too early to tell how I feel about it. Some of the CG looked a bit meh, but Mercy looked amazing.
Posted by BlueMarsalis79
 - Mar 28, 2022, 02:18:35 PM

Posted by Xenomrph
 - Mar 24, 2022, 01:55:00 AM
"We didn't look at the game", the mantra of nearly every game-based movie ever made (except, for, like, 'Clue').

Posted by Local Trouble
 - Mar 21, 2022, 07:07:12 PM
Can't wait to see Master Chief's face.  :laugh:
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