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If only they would produce a full length feature film!
on 17 July 2013
Where do I begin - I LOVE THIS FILM (albeit it's a bit on the short side). I only wish Peter Jackson/WETA had had the courage to produce the full length feature film years ago when they had the chance - they would have easily made their money back just through the fans of the games alone.
This mini-film is a truly riveting story of a young man's personal conflict with his feelings about the war on the Insurgents, and centres around his life in a training academy for young UNSC cadets, who are at this point oblivious to the new terror about to be unleashed upon the Human race. Before long, all hell breaks loose, and we're introduced to some familiar heroes and foes. The story is convincing in it's own right, and as an added bonus, the opening and ending of the film also provide links between Halo 3 & 4, providing a nice bridge into the Halo universe for those that have not played the games yet (WHY NOT?).
I plumped for this Deluxe Edition, as I have with many of the games, and don't begrudge paying the extra for a Blu-ray/DVD combo set, as it is something I will cherish and watch for years to come.