Started by Nightmare Asylum, May 21, 2013, 05:54:29 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Apr 08, 2022, 05:41:07 PMAnd here I was expecting Hicks to have a David-is-the-Space-Jockey reaction to it.
Quote from: KiramidHead on Apr 09, 2022, 10:52:15 PMAlex 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.
Quote from: TC on Apr 01, 2022, 10:17:01 AMI 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
Quote from: TC on Jun 01, 2022, 05:11:35 PMFor me, the best parts of the series were where it departed most from the game. If you are a Halo fanboy, I'm sure you would say this was where it was worst. For example, the final episode was full of FPS-styled combat action, which I found rather kiddish, more suited to Saturday morning cartoons. But elsewhere, where it dared to ignore the canon-expectations of the fans, I rather enjoyed.When you present this kind of adaptation to a fandom, you have to market it correctly. Case in point: Star Wars Visions. The audience going into Visions fully expects it to depart from established Star Wars canon. In fact, that's what they come for: a re-imagining. They don't expect deference to established convention and lore. WRT Halo, looking around the internet, this is what outraged most of the fandom.TC
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