Writer: Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing (Screenplay)
Starring: Tom Green, Anna Popplewell, Enisha Brewster, Ayelet Zurer, Masam Holden, Mike Dopud
Plot: UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant.
Tagline – The story of Halo begins at dawn.
Runtime: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Just Bad
Story: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn starts with one of the UNSC cadets Thomas Lasky (Green) following in his brothers footsteps in training to become a Soldier in the war. He doesn’t follow the rules which has left him getting questioned by his team and captain April Orenski (Brewster).
Thomas must battle his own personal problems before being sent into the field because his tactical knowledge has shown his potential, but the war isn’t everything they thought it would be.
Thoughts on Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
Characters – Thomas Lasky has had added pressure put on him after his brother fought in the war. He is rebellious in his actions often lead his unit into trouble, but his skill is there for all to see. We do have other cadets who just blend into each other too easily.
Performances – The performances are not strong here, the actors feel like they are playing too young of characters which shows in their weaker performances. Most of the performances feel like they are starring in a school level production.
Story – I will start this by saying I do feel you will ned to have played the games to have any idea just what the hell is going on because this does feel like a basic training to go into war against enemies they are not prepared to do battle against. This takes so long to get going with the escape being the only redeemable part of the movie.
Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi – The action does feel like a mostly parody of most that you have seen, the adventure isn’t the best either while the sci-fi side of film feels just like the beginning.
Settings – The settings could be any training location, nothing about what we see makes us feel like we are on a different planet.
Special Effects – The effects are not used very often and don’t seem to look very effective once we get into the bigger battle
Final Thoughts – If you are a fan of the game you might get something out of this film, but if you haven’t you will just find yourself being bored.
Overall: Bland and boring.