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Don't just stand there
(Scared of Realism) A common occurance in modern film - the weak guy just standing there in awe as he watches a blade/projectile/big object fall into him. I mean, what the hell, man? The *least* you could do is roll to the side or do your damned best to get out of its path before it crushes/slices/hammers you into oblivion. *rolls eyes*

(Michael M. on 12-28-05 22:41 UTC, permalink)

No extra bullcrap...
(Change for the sake of change) Hollywood has a knack of tossing in extra things that weren't in the original story for no apparent reason. I don't want to see MC wielding some weapon I've never heard of or talking to some SPARTAN that never existed in the books. MC chatting with Spartan 105- Billy Bob, just isn't going to cut it with me.

(redapocalypse04 on 12-29-05 06:32 UTC, permalink)

R rated?
(Scared of Realism) The Halo Movie might be unrealistic. A marine might get hit by plasma and just fall down, with little or no blood or gore. And for all the Flood fans out there, the flood might look stupid and less gory. Since there have been alot of controverseys involving games, like the Hot Coffee mod in GTA:San Andreas, they might have to totally change how some of the aliens looked. Flood may end up looking like freakin' dinosaurs!!

(j23 on 12-29-05 23:43 UTC, permalink)

Hail to the king!
(Actor) It would be horrifying/awesome if the Master Cheif was played by Bruce Campell, compleate with all the wisecracks and remarks. And of course he would need his trusty chainsaw and boom stick.

(Gruntzilla on 12-29-05 23:43 UTC, permalink)

Cortana, the skank
(Characters) I honestly hope she doesn't get any more skanky in an effort to lure in the masses. Seriously, she got more than skanky enough in H2, with those skanky skank patterns.

(Grey Wolf on 12-29-05 23:44 UTC, permalink)

What's the story?!
(Plot) Generaly, without the books, halo has a pretty shabby plot, no offense to bungie. I don't think the halo movie stands a chance if Alex garland doesnt model the plot after the content of the books.

(Brenan 117 on 12-29-05 23:44 UTC, permalink)

Flood scene
(Music) Chief enters the flood room, his flashlight sheds light on mangled bodies, severd limbs and torn chests cover the floor, light reveals a broken part in the wall, foutaining blood to the ground. A bloody hand still clutches a device, chief investigates, and finds an MP3, still playing "Mr. Sandman" Music echos an begins to fill the room, camera flashes to the mp3 playing, and shadows gathering behind a door, flood burst in at the end of the first song verse. Camera fades out to the music "Mr. Sandman bring me a dream..."

(Brenan 117 on 12-30-05 23:39 UTC, permalink)

It's not easy being a kid.
(Character Development) Most people don't want to talk about MC's background. I disagree. Having none stop action can't always be a good thing, that's one of the reasons the Halo is good, the story.

I would really like to have afew flashbacks to when he was in training.

(Jake on 12-30-05 23:41 UTC, permalink)

cauterisation, scmauterisation
(Weapons) In the games, when a marine gets shot with plasma, blood goes everywhere. I think this needs to be changed, as the hot plasma would cauterise the wound. The needler could still be bloody though!

(harriloon on 12-30-05 23:41 UTC, permalink)

Stealing a prophet's little privilege
(Scenes) MC and Cortana are in a bad spot. They've been assigned to kill a prophet...let's say that Truth himself has come to Halo and they're assigned to kill him.

MC lands up in a huge room inside Truth's personal starship, filled with sword zealots, elite councillors and commando elites, all of whom are ready to slice him to charred peelings. Truth and Tartarus taunt him over the loudspeakers, watching the fun from a glass-paneled platform above.

MC tells Cortana, "Time for a catastrophic kill."

Cortana said, "I'm working on it...got it. The elite shield generator detonation code. Will that do?"


Truth:"What! That's MY prophetic privilege, you satanic demons..."

All the elites writhe and scream in horror as their shield-generators emit a chilling wail.

MC leaps into the air as the hundreds of elites explode, and he goes flying, superman-style, through the platform above. Suddenly, the movie goes slow-mo, and he uses a kung-fu move to snatch Tartarus's Gravity Hammer. He proceeds to blow a hole through the ships hull, and the movie speeds up again as Tartarus and Truth are destroyed in the inferno and a glowing MC shoots into space with a fountain of flames trailing him. He radios a longsword to pick him up and heads home.

(UrsusArctos on 12-30-05 23:42 UTC, permalink)

Creatures that go bump in the night?
(Positive Thinking) As many fans would know, there were original alien animals within the extensive environments of Halo. As time went on, these were cut for a variety of reasons, however, the fans were still hoping they would make it into Halo2. Now we sit on the verge of a new era, a movie created from a plot picked apart for more than three years, and what better to do than add in characters and animals originally removed. Bring on the leafy eaters and the carnivorous spiders. A scene reminiscent of a Tauntaun ride of old, would include MC riding some indigenous life form on his way to his next check point.

(CYBRFRK on 12-30-05 23:43 UTC, permalink)

Check-points and way-point guides...
(Computer Graphics) There could actually be a good reason to display way-point guides on screen. We do have the worlds most complex and thoughtful computer in our head -- right? So having a little GPS heads up makes sense. However, I really think that leaving out the check-points and save screens is a must. ;-)

(CYBRFRK on 12-30-05 23:44 UTC, permalink)

New Batches of Marines
(Scared of Realism) There had better be true to the game use of marines. I read the books and frankly they dont give that great of a use of marines, almost hollywood style in how they get picked off. In the game they get killed and you get a few marines like Mendoza who you notice, but they are never invincible (Except Johnson but I think everyone can agree that it is acceptable for him to always live on). Marines should be useful and help out the Chief, but should also fall down somewhat unnoticed along the way. A lack of drama concerning thier deaths would be very in keeping with the game. Thus, every once in a while Chief joins up with some new marines and maybe switches a gun with one, then keeps on trekking to his next objective. Halo was great because the marines were actually helpful at times as decoys and whatnot; the movie should embody this as well by using them like real to life war heroes. They should die at the Chief's side as the movie progresses. More or less, marines should act just as they do in the game. No Doom squads, please.

(webby on 01-02-06 08:09 UTC, permalink)

ODST landing.
(Scenes from Hell) "Flight of the Valkyries" plays as pelicans fly over a beach crawling with covies. The rummble of the engines terrorfies the grunts, who begin to flee their posts. Human pilots laugh over the com. as they mow down the running covies. ODST's start bailing out of the pelicans and parachute to the ground. The camera switches between a group of elites shooting up, and the ODST's firing their MA5B's and Sniper Rifles and throwing grenades. They charge into the forruner structure, smash windows, and shoot sleeping grunts. One grunt waves a white flag, only to get sniped in the head. Song ends, and sarge slots in ACDC's "TNT" into the radio.

(Brenan 117 on 01-02-06 08:11 UTC, permalink)

The Halomatrix Troopers
(Scenes) In the Truth and reconcilliation, the Master Chief finally gets to the room where the covenant are holding Keyes and the marines.He rushes into the room and bullet-time effects come up. Master Chief starts running around, wasting his rounds on the grunts and elites inside. Finally, he runs out of ammo but there is still a golden elite in the room, unscathed. The elite immediately lights up his plasma sword, shouts "wort wort wort" and does that battle cry of elites where they shake their heads. The Chief then throws a plasma nade into the elite's mouth and boom!

(CapKEEZ on 01-02-06 08:12 UTC, permalink)

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