Official Description: 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.

Unofficial Description: You know what? This wasn’t bad at all.

I didn’t watch it when it was on the web even though I intended to. I know Andrew Liptak talked about it (and I think he liked it), but I never got around to watching it until just recently (and on DVD). I liked it. Much better than I thought I would.

With Microsoft backing such a thing financially, you’d expect it to be done well and it was. And not just the SF/X – the story was compelling and felt like the game, slowly building up the tension.  With the arrival of the Master Chief I actually went, “Yeah!”

Excellent flick.

~P

3 Comments

  • Andrew Liptak Posted March 29, 2013 11:40 am

    I enjoyed it! I think the one issue I had was that they didn’t get the same person to do Master Chief’s voice. It was pretty neat to see it tie in to Halo 4.

    • Patrick Hester Posted March 29, 2013 12:28 pm

      Agreed on both counts. The voice was close, but you could tell it wasn’t the same person.

      I’d like to see them do more of these.

      ~P

      • Andrew Liptak Posted April 2, 2013 8:26 am

        I wouldn’t be surprised if they do – the online release seems like a pretty solid model, and the Halo folks have done a pretty neat job at tying in its EU between a bunch of different platforms – the game, books, comics and now, video.

        Still, this story was pretty small in scale: It wasn’t as epic as the game or a regular film, and it was slight above a television episode. Felt very similar to Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome.

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