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Halo Movie Is Still Dead

Zonk posted more than 6 years ago | from the doesn't-want-to-go-on-the-cart dept.

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1up is reporting that despite numerous reports of its death, the Halo movie isn't quite completely cancelled ... yet. As far as Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson, and the WETA folks are concerned, things are still just in a holding pattern. "Kamins also shot down both the rumors of a swelling budget and dissatisfaction with Blomkamp. 'The only budget the filmmakers every spoke about was $145 million less the 12.5% rebate that you get from shooting in New Zealand, which would put it at about $128 million,' said [Jackson representative Ken Kamins]. And of the director, Kamins said, 'Everybody is supremely confident in Neall. Part of what excited Peter and Fran was Neill's vision. We're very confident this film will move forward with the creative partners intact, who will take the film to production.'" Update: 10/30 18:58 GMT by Z : It looks like that post was made from outdated sources.

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Scheduled release... (2, Funny)

closetpsycho (1175221) | more than 6 years ago | (#21171811)

Current release date set to coincide with Duke Nukem Forever.

Walk (1)

Rinisari (521266) | more than 6 years ago | (#21171825)

I think I'll go for a walk. I feel happY!

Halo was quoted as saying - (3, Funny)

Recovering Hater (833107) | more than 6 years ago | (#21171833)

"I'm not dead yet... ... I feel Happy!"

Re:Halo was quoted as saying - (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21172385)

"You'll be stone dead in a moment...You're not fooling anyone you know."

Does New Zealand have fjords? (1)

LrdDimwit (1133419) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173033)

This is an ex-production! ... I swear, the production is just resting for awhile, really it's --

Re:Halo was quoted as saying - (4, Funny)

Trent Hawkins (1093109) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173793)

"I'm not dead yet... ... I feel Happy!"
"and while you're dying, I'll still be Alive"

Uwe Boll will save it! (1, Funny)

Guysmiley777 (880063) | more than 6 years ago | (#21171863)

He makes such GREAT movies based on video games...

Re:Uwe Boll will save it! (1)

LrdDimwit (1133419) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173099)

Fortunately, Uwe Boll won't have anything to do with this picture. He gets things ruin--made by taking advantage of very significant tax breaks Germany offers to German filmmakers making films in Germany. A lot of places do this -- New Zealand offers something similarly tempting, which is why they're shooting there.

Since they're already interested in making the picture in New Zealand, there's no reason to involve Boll. Thank heavens.

Hope it is Cancelled! (1)

rotide (1015173) | more than 6 years ago | (#21171905)

Halo kicks ass, don't get me wrong. I just absolutely HATE seeing a movie of something great, absolutely tank. It's almost embarrasing. Mario Brothers Movie Resident Evil (ok, some people actually like it) etc. etc. As good as Halo is, I think it would be a terrible movie. It would be some odd rehashed Predator type movie, in my imagination at least. Some things just aren't meant for the big screen. Create another sequal and you'll make a ton more money than a movie would!

Re:Hope it is Cancelled! (4, Insightful)

casualsax3 (875131) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172007)

This one will be different, as there is a *superb* backstory to draw on already, thanks to the efforts of Eric Nylund (and a few others) with the Halo book series. I'd definitely recommend them to anyone who enjoys military sci-fi, and anyone who is remotely intrigued about the Covenant and the Forerunners. There's a new one out this week actually - the 5th in the series so far.

Re:Hope it is Cancelled! (2, Insightful)

dintech (998802) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172433)

I don't see why your post has been modded redundant because you have a point, there is quite a lot of back story and 'universe' that could be used. However, as fun as the books are I just don't think they are very good. I read 'First Strike' and although he writes action reasonably well, the characters and plot are not very memorable. The standard of those elements was in keeping with a computer game but that doesn't fit very well with books (and film). Not the sign of a classic.

Maybe it's just that Master Chief, the main character from Doom and others that have made it into film or books just don't have much personality to begin with. That's because you as a player are required to fill those boots for yourself as you play. In my opinion this doesn't translate very well to the passive passenger seat role you take in watching a movie.

Re:Hope it is Cancelled! (1)

C0rinthian (770164) | more than 6 years ago | (#21177723)

Maybe it's just that Master Chief, the main character from Doom and others that have made it into film or books just don't have much personality to begin with. That's because you as a player are required to fill those boots for yourself as you play. In my opinion this doesn't translate very well to the passive passenger seat role you take in watching a movie.
This is why I would recommend Fall of Reach for movie adaptation. Yes, I love the games, but 'lone soldier fights aliens for 2 hours' just doesn't work on film. FoR has some character development with the Chief, (Yes, it's cheesy, but it's better than nothing) a wider cast of important characters, and plenty of character interaction to build a script on. Plus it would tie into the franchise without completely re-hashing the most widely known parts of it.

Re:Hope it is Cancelled! (1)

Ash-Fox (726320) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172221)

Halo kicks ass, don't get me wrong. I just absolutely HATE seeing a movie of something great, absolutely tank. It's almost embarrasing.
I thought Halo was okay, not quite 'kick ass' as you put it though.

Some things just aren't meant for the big screen. Create another sequal and you'll make a ton more money than a movie would!
I think a movie would help with brand recognition.

Re:Hope it is Cancelled! (1)

Wolfrider (856) | more than 6 years ago | (#21175339)

Hey, Wing Commander was pretty good. [ srsly ]

Re:Hope it is Cancelled! (1)

vux984 (928602) | more than 6 years ago | (#21176057)

Hey, Wing Commander was pretty good. [ srsly ]

I really liked the sonar pings. And also when they pushed the wreckage off the landing strip and instead of floating away, it fell "down".

So you die, you never existed. (1)

PhoenixOne (674466) | more than 6 years ago | (#21184531)

Please tell me you're joking. Even if you are, it's in poor taste. I lost a girlfriend over how bad that film was. [ srsly ]

Re:Hope it is Cancelled! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21175809)

there are 2 mini movies on xbox live the last one Halo: Landfall gives a pretty rough approximation of what a Halo movie might look like for maybe a few thousand bucks. It's not great, but considering the production level it's not horrible either.

Re:Hope it is Cancelled! (1)

ichigo 2.0 (900288) | more than 6 years ago | (#21179933)

It wouldn't be too bad. Think "epic military movie", with Master chief just someone the grunts talk about. Throw in some humanity-makes-its-last-stand plus a great soundtrack (the music is what makes Halo) and you've got a decent movie. There was a short film circling the net, which had a bit of that vibe and was made by the same director AFAIK.

Re:Hope it is Cancelled! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21193645)

You've got to be kidding. Halo had an extremely weak and shallow story. A Halo film would need to rely upon special effects and action scenes for drooling morons and little kids. Seriously, saying Halo "kicks ass" is as misguided as saying the Matrix films were really deep and intelligent.

Landfall (4, Interesting)

ObiWanStevobi (1030352) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172027)

I don't know, I was pretty impressed with the 2nd and third segments of Landfall [youtube.com] . The only complaint I have is that it doesn't quite capture the feel of the game. Which may, in fact, be good for many people. The film was alot grittier than anything you experience in game. But then again, in the game you are a Spartan not an ODST.

BTW, since when could an ODST drive like that? If I was in the back of that warthog in game, we would have hit every one of those walls. Or simply stopped in front of each one for 15 seconds figuring out how to get around it.

Re:Landfall (1)

The-Bus (138060) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173385)

If you're not impressed by Landfall, you might be impressed by Alive in Joburg [google.com] , a short film by Neill Blomkamp. Halo movie or not, this is one director whose career I will be following.

Re:Landfall (1)

Half-pint HAL (718102) | more than 6 years ago | (#21176513)

Stylish, yes; well shot, yes; good vehicle for story, I think not.

I don't know. Too many people, too many bad guys, no way to build tension. I reckon it'd end up on the "aren't soldiers great people" track, which is hard to swallow when we hear every other week about one or two "bad apples" who've been caught raping, pillaging, torturing and murdering.

If he manages to make "Platoon in Space", more power to him, but I don't think that's what the market wants right now....

HAL.

Re:Landfall (1)

ObiWanStevobi (1030352) | more than 6 years ago | (#21177013)

no way to build tension
Well, there is that impending destruction of the galaxy thing going on.

Hadn't really thought about it until I saw Landfall, but there is a good story angle there. As others pointed out, reliving Master Chiefs exploits may be a bit redundant. In the game you come across groups of soldiers that you never really think about why they got there and what happened before you arrived. During the game, they aren't useful to you. But like is shown in Landfall, they were there making it possible for Master Chief to do what he needed to do. I could see a movie capturing their struggles with Master Chief being a point of reference and excuse for the occasional overkill badassery.

Playing the game as Master Chief, you never get that sense of desperation and urgency you get from the ODSTs in Landfall because you are basically invincible. To the basic Marine in the short, things seemed to look much more terrifying. I think it would make for a good movie to go through the Halo storyline from that point of view rather than that of one easily in control of things.

BTW
I reckon it'd end up on the "aren't soldiers great people" track, which is hard to swallow when we hear every other week about one or two "bad apples" who've been caught raping, pillaging, torturing and murdering.
Completely retarded, for many reasons.

a cost saving suggestion (4, Funny)

rev_sanchez (691443) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172093)

Since video game movies tend to be pretty awful anyway make the Halo move a Uwe Boll [imdb.com] production and get it over with. He'll save a lot of money on the actors, special effects, costumes, sets, and the script by bringing his special brand of incompetence and indifference to the project.

$145 million for Halo? Boll could trash it for $35 million.

Whereas Peter Jackson would want CG space ship scenes with the giant ring rendered in glorious detail Boll would settle for spray painting a hula hoop and super gluing Legos to it.

Re:a cost saving suggestion (1, Funny)

simdan (207210) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172491)

Whereas Peter Jackson would want CG space ship scenes with the giant ring rendered in glorious detail
I believe you have Jackson confused with Lucas.

Re:a cost saving suggestion (1)

2names (531755) | more than 6 years ago | (#21175231)

I think he has Boll confused with Lucas...

Re:a cost saving suggestion (1)

MenTaLguY (5483) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172989)

Actually, Jackson typically prefers models to CG for scenery. Granted, his model shop makes stuff a bit more quality than spray-painted hula hoops...

Re:a cost saving suggestion (1)

Sibko (1036168) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173467)

"Men, we have led these dumb bugs out to the middle of no-where to keep them from gettin' their filthy claws on Earth. But, we stumbled onto something they're so hot for, that they're scrambling over each other to get it. Well, I don't care if its God's own anti-son-of-a-bitch machine or a giant hula hoop, we're not going to let them have it! What we will let them have is a belly full of lead and a pool of their own blood to drown in! Am I right, Marines?" - Sergeant Avery J. Johnson
Just thought it was fitting that you mention a giant hula hoop in Uwe Boll's adaptation. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJe6CuVXLE8 [youtube.com]

Re:a cost saving suggestion (1)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173511)

I will bid $1M to make a Halo flick.

Re:a cost saving suggestion (1)

quickpick (1021471) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173945)

"Whereas Peter Jackson would want CG space ship scenes with the giant ring rendered in glorious detail Boll would settle for spray painting a hula hoop and super gluing Legos to it." As a resident of Hawai'i I hearby forbide Mr. Boll from using our Hula Hoops in any present or future plan in this or any other dimension...I believe as a European he should stick with his roots, which automatically makes Legos okay...just no Hula Hoops...God save you Uwe Boll if you use Hula Hoops...

Re:a cost saving suggestion (1)

C0rinthian (770164) | more than 6 years ago | (#21177765)

Boll would settle for spray painting a hula hoop and super gluing Legos to it.
"I don't care if it's the world's largest Hula Hoop, or God's own Anti-Sonuvabitch Machine..." -Sarge

Re:a cost saving suggestion (1)

gonzoxl5 (88685) | more than 6 years ago | (#21194385)

legos are too expensive, for this movie it would need to be mega bloks

Damn, who knew game movies were vampires (1)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172257)

Just as you think you killed them off for good, someone drops a little blood and Guess Who Is BACK!

Most video games, and I think Halo certainly qualifies, use story telling because being told to kill X of Y because, is a little bit boring after a while. Oh sure sure, Halo got a rich universe, intresting characters, yada yada. Sorry. NO.

It really doesn't. It is enough to motivate you to play the game BUT it is the game that is the main attraction. NOT the story. To give you a counter example, The Longest Journey you play for the story NOT the puzzles.

In a movie you can do two things, tell a story or WOW the audience. There may be a certain amusement seeing the characters come to life, problam is that in modern video games they are already "alive".

Then there is telling a story. If you retell the same story as in the game, why bother. It is not like games today can't do that themselves.

What is left is to tell an intresting story and so far games to movies haven't done that. Even the passable Dungeon & Dragon 2 didn't exactly tell a tale that amazed.

Frankly, it is almost doomed (get it doom?) from the start. Doom3 made a better movie then doom the movie. Halo as far as it can be movie, already IS a movie, just with lots of interactive bits.

What could you do to Halo that would A not mess up the original material B present a fresh new intresting story.

You can't. Mario Brothers only hinted at the game and basically invented lots of stuff never in the game. Doom tried to make it an aliens wannabe. I can understand the attraction, but lets not forget that Lord of The Rings is NOT a good example. That movie was nice because it allowed us to see what we previously had to imagine. It wasn't a retelling of the stories, more and illustrated edition of the story that skipped and simplified a great deal but that didn't matter because it had huge battles.

Re:Damn, who knew game movies were vampires (1)

p0tat03 (985078) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172745)

Agreed with parent. I enjoyed the Halo games, and thought the stories were decent enough that they kept things interesting, with enough style and mystique to draw me into the game. But a standalone story it is not - it certainly isn't very creative, it's basically a mashup of every major sci-fi novel ever written.

They can invent all the backstory they want, but at the base of it the story is maybe interesting enough to make a glorious Starship Troopers style summer blockbuster, but don't expect even an Asimov-ian level of intricacy to it...

Re:Damn, who knew game movies were vampires (1)

posterlogo (943853) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172869)

Well, what you've clearly stated is a personal opinion, not a general consensus. I've played a lot of 1st person shooters before and most really did not grip me with story (though I really liked Thief), with the exception of Halo. Having read a lot of "pocket" sci-fi, including Ringworld, and numerous epics, I must say I thought the Halo story was extremely well done. In fact, I'd only played the original Halo until recently, but was thoroughly engrossed by the story line (i.e. I read up on the story lines of Halo 2 and Halo 3 before ever having played them, and I read the novels also). They aren't masterpieces of literature, but there are many great classic elements there... interesting characters & relationships, lots of symbolism, an epic plot.


So, basically, I can refute your main point that the story is only good enough to get you to play the game. The story was enough for me for a long time, having been introduced to it by the original game, and eventually I picked up Halo 2-3 being interested in knowing more about the story, though I've come to find it's a great game.

Why doesn't Microsoft Fund this themselves? (1)

FreeKill (1020271) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172373)

Seriously? I would bet my yearly salary that even if this movie is terrible, it would make back the 128 million it costs to make. Just the name alone and a well thought out opening weekend will make this movie a blockbuster, guaranteed. MS just needs to throw down the money and show the studios that walked away how badly the screwed up...

Re:Why doesn't Microsoft Fund this themselves? (1)

lb746 (721699) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172955)

Bungie is no longer part of Microsoft.

Re:Why doesn't Microsoft Fund this themselves? (1)

Osty (16825) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173083)

Bungie is no longer part of Microsoft.

Bungie doesn't own the Halo IP. That's all Microsoft's now.

Heres the problem with fans and game based movies! (2, Insightful)

shlepp (796599) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172573)

People always expect the movies to be exactly like the game. Which is what bugs me,if the movie followed the exact plot outline to every detail of the game, then there is no point.

Re:Heres the problem with fans and game based movi (1)

Paradigm_Complex (968558) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173699)

Playing a game - even in HD - on my soundsystem on my 24" monitor (which doubles as a TV in cases like this) isn't anything like the experience it could be in a theater. Movie theaters have a way of making things come alive that isn't quite there yet in videogames. The whole experience is shot when they won't let me walk in with my cell which has a built in camera, but that's another matter.

OMFGWTFBBQ!! (1)

edunbar93 (141167) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172855)

WHAT?!

Oh no. Oh dear god, no! Kill it! Kill it now!!!

Honestly, I couldn't possibly think of a worse movie. With the possible exception of Doom. Doom should have been a huge bright red blinking neon sign warning them away from this path.

Re:OMFGWTFBBQ!! (1)

flayzernax (1060680) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173743)

Sorry, I have to say this somewere....

I REALLY liked doom...

I look back on Doom the Movie (TM) with fond memories...

It was just 2 of us in the theatre... me and my old army bud...

What fun that movie was!

Seriously though doom was at least as good as movies like pitch black or the first 2 resident evils.. (Me wants to beat the writer for the 3rd RE movie)

Re:OMFGWTFBBQ!! (1)

Kalriath (849904) | more than 6 years ago | (#21178729)

I look back on Doom the Movie (TM) with fond memories...
Did you also feel tempted to stand up and yell "Quick Saving!" every couple of minutes during the FPS scene?

Re:OMFGWTFBBQ!! (1)

edunbar93 (141167) | more than 5 years ago | (#21200341)

Seriously though doom was at least as good as movies like pitch black or the first 2 resident evils.

My guess is that this is sarcasm. It sounds like you're saying "Well, $SHITTYMOVIE was just as good as $SHITTYMOVIE1 and $SHITTYMOVIE2."

Re:OMFGWTFBBQ!! (1)

flayzernax (1060680) | more than 5 years ago | (#21204653)

aye, technically yes, do those movies not have a place in your heart? ) ...

Listen I like the Stanely Kubrick's 2001 movies and blade runners, and logans runs and mad max's and all... but.... sometimes you just want a violent bloody, silly, yet not "dumbed down type of silly (like the LAME spiderman movies)" action killem/shootem/up...

But I take it as a pleasant surprise when the multimedia entertainment conglomerates some how produce something enlightening. Not as a requirement, neither do I wish or expect to be enlightened 24/7 by Hollywood.

Re:OMFGWTFBBQ!! (1)

Invidious (106932) | more than 6 years ago | (#21180331)

I dunno. Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxdvGO1oOF0 [youtube.com] -- the second and third seconds at least - and tell you wouldn't want to watch that.

Leave it alone... (1)

framauro13 (1148721) | more than 6 years ago | (#21172953)

Halo is best told as an interactive story via a screen and controller, not a movie theater. Too many games get completely destroyed when going to the big screen (See: Doom, Alone in the Dark). Rarely do video games made about movies work, so why do we always think the opposite is a good idea? Don't print the Mona Lisa on a postcard and expect to preserve the same artistic quality. And besides, you know in the hands of Peter Jackson this movie will end up being 4 hours long, and we won't even see the Master Chief until the 2:45 mark anyway. Stop production, cut your losses, and walk away from this one. Please. Unless Willem Defoe's in it. In that case, I take it all back. Go for it.

Re:Leave it alone... (1)

tcolberg (998885) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173413)

This just in, Peter Jackson signed Willem Defoe as the first member of the Halo movie cast. Although not officially confirmed, rumors point to Defoe playing the Prophet of Truth.

Why does it have to be live action? (1)

techpawn (969834) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173157)

I've watched the cut scenes in the halo games and they move the story along fine. I mean, we've all seen how well the Final Fantasy movies have done in the US but, Advent Children is probably the best Video Game movie I've seen in my entire life! The Models for M.C. exist and any Halo move that doesn't include him would just be wrong! Like a Doom movie not in space with hell spawned demons...

Re:Why does it have to be live action? (1)

king-manic (409855) | more than 6 years ago | (#21174391)

I mean, we've all seen how well the Final Fantasy movies have done in the US but, Advent Children is probably the best Video Game movie I've seen in my entire life!
Advent children should have been what the final fantasy movies should have been. I really wished they would have. Square pictures might have survived and we might have gotten more films out of it. Likely if they made it 100% fan service like advent children but a bit longer (and with blood.. you don't' get stabbed and not bleed) and they would have been a smash hit. people like bad ass sword fights, lots of explosions and so on. Maybe throw in a bit more back story so non FFVII fans would get the story. I think that was one of their biggest fears was that non FF fans wouldn't get it. They fucked it because not only did they make a story that non ff fans didn't care about, FF fans also didn't care about it.

Great potential if it's not Jackson (0)

Sciros (986030) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173163)

A Halo movie has the potential to be absolutely fantastic. Master Chief and The Arbiter doing a buddy-buddy cop style action sci-fi movie where they kill a billion bad guys -- it can work. No-one's expecting Enemy at the Gates or Schindler's List here.

Problem is Peter Jackson. He is an atrocious director who works with supremely bad editors. A lot of y'all are saying Uwe Boll should just drive the franchise into the ground and be done with it. Peter Jackson is just as capable of doing that. Really I wouldn't trust anyone but maybe Bryan Singer or Wolfgang Petersen with a project like Halo.

Re:Great potential if it's not Jackson (1)

Sibko (1036168) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173693)

Before you go on ranting about the movie or the director, you should get some facts in there. Peter Jackson isn't directing this. Neill Blomkamp is. He already directed a low budget live-action sequence, [Which you can watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUcreY0X33k [youtube.com] and I think he might really be able to pull off a Halo movie.

Re:Great potential if it's not Jackson (1)

Sciros (986030) | more than 6 years ago | (#21174025)

Well hey I can rant about bad directors all I please ^_^ But ok good thing it's not Jackson that's doing it....

As long as Chief and Arbiter have several of those Tango & Cash / Showdown in Little Tokyo buddy buddy cop scenes I'll be happy.
"You're the tag-along!"
"No, YOU'RE the tag-along!"
"Oh yeah well I bet you can't shoot those three grunts with just two Carbine shells!"
"You're on!"
"By the way you have the biggest dick I've ever seen on a man."
"Thanks."
(Ok those last two lines were from Showdown in Little Tokyo but I think they're horrendous enough that they bear being stolen.)

Funny you should say that... (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 6 years ago | (#21178471)

That dialog you just wrote?

Sounds EXACTLY like Legolas and Gimli in Lord of the Rings.

Re:Great potential if it's not Jackson (2, Insightful)

mcvos (645701) | more than 6 years ago | (#21181789)

Problem is Peter Jackson. He is an atrocious director who works with supremely bad editors.

He has done some very decent movies. Go and watch Heavenly Creatures [imdb.com] . That movie convinced me he might be able to do Lord of the Rings justice (I was disappointed with the result, though). The real problem is that nowadays he gets a big enough budget to thoroughly ruin any story. Some directors are better on a small budget.

just finished Halo 3 and ... (1)

ThirdPrize (938147) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173411)

absolutely no idea what is was about. There was some guy in armour and a hologram. There were several sorts of aliens but I could never work out which side some of them were on. Most of the synopsis out there read like manga stories, ie, a random selection of words arranged in roughly the same order as a story.

What was it with MasterChef and the hologram? Did someone kidnap her or something? What was the Flood again?

Re:just finished Halo 3 and ... (1)

tcolberg (998885) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173475)

Read the synopsis of the previous two games or try playing them. Jumping into the third game and expecting to know the backstory between Master Chief (the guy in armor) and Cortana (the hologram) or to know the origins of the Flood is a bit silly.

Re:just finished Halo 3 and ... (1)

Sibko (1036168) | more than 6 years ago | (#21174525)

What was it with MasterChef and the hologram? Did someone kidnap her or something? What was the Flood again?
When you're making a sequel, you have to learn to balance the story for both new and old players. In the case of Halo 3, Bungie spent more of the game's storytelling furthering the plot that was set up in previous games, than just rehashing and going over said plot all over again.

An exposition on the nature of the Flood when you are introduced to them would have eaten up time story-wise, as well as development-wise. Clearly Bungie figured that since both Halo 1 and Halo 2 tell you so much about the Flood, that it wasn't necessary in Halo 3.

You are essentially complaining about reading the last Lord of the Rings book, and not understanding who this Smeagol character is, why he wants The Ring, why The Ring is even important, how the fellowship met each other, etc. etc.

You wouldn't read the last Lord of the Rings book first, so you really shouldn't expect to understand the full story in Halo from playing the last game, either. Read a synopsis on the plot from the first two games, if you want to fully understand the plot and storyline in Halo 3. If the storyline doesn't matter that much to you - then why even complain about it?

Halo Movie Name Leaked (1)

Cristofori42 (1001206) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173645)

"The Blood Gulch Chronicles"

Re:Halo Movie Name Leaked (1)

Paradigm_Complex (968558) | more than 6 years ago | (#21173913)

You may be joking, but having Rooster Teeth in charge of the movie may be a brilliant move. As has been mentioned by many previous posts, any attempt at a serious Halo film is doomed to failure. A comedy could work out quite well though. Many of the inevitable flaws a serious movie would have, like trying to squeeze the plot into a relatively short period of time or failing to conjure up the same feelings a scene did in the game for each individual, different gamer, could be worked around simply because, as a satire, it wouldn't appear as though they were even trying for these things. The hardcore fans would most likely still enjoy the movie, while those who never liked or even never played Halo could still get a kick out of it - such as many movie critics.

Re:Halo Movie Name Leaked (1)

Stormcrow309 (590240) | more than 6 years ago | (#21176135)

I could see it now... roll opening credits... two spartans standing on a dystopia battlefield... One is Matt Damon... The other is Christian Bale... first words... "Why are we here?"

Yes, actually. The cat does "got my tongue." (1)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | more than 6 years ago | (#21174017)

> 1up is reporting that despite numerous reports of its death, the Halo movie isn't quite completely cancelled

Ummm, yay?

N/A (1)

tyrantking31 (1115607) | more than 6 years ago | (#21176031)

I pretty much hate Halo but I like BSG. I think if the BSG people handled the Halo movie I could watch it. Considering the BSG people are all out of a job at the end of the fourth BSG season, why not give them the movie?

Re:N/A (1)

C0rinthian (770164) | more than 6 years ago | (#21177833)

I think making it live action would be a mistake. Give it to Pixar. (Well, Pixar if they weren't merged with Disney) I would love to see them take one some more serious content. If anyone could pull it off, they could.

Re:N/A (1)

PopeGumby (1125507) | more than 6 years ago | (#21179037)

Considering the BSG people are all out of a job at the end of the fourth BSG season, why not give them the movie?

Because you dont "give" movies to people based on the fact that they're unemployed?

Good. (1)

morari (1080535) | more than 6 years ago | (#21176841)

Not much else to say, really...

GOOD! Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21179319)

2/3 of the gaming world are sick of hearing about this over-rated series anyhow.

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