But that's impossible! (Scenes) (Scene) A hunter pair are charging the Chief, who has hunkered down behind a boulder, firing his sniper rifle over the top. He hits one in the orange exposed neck and it falls, then... click click ... his gun has jammed!
But that's impossible!
I'm not sure about this one... guns actually jam more often than one would think from a diet of Hollywood action movies. I would almost list this as realistic if handled properly. For now, it's in until further notice.
Lame One-in -a-million chances (Plot) "Oh No!" The flood-infested covenant ship is about to make it to earth!
Then the ship gets destroyed or whatever with one second to go.
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This one is also debatable, because Halo the game has used this very same plot device.
"How much time was left?"
"You don't want to know."
As we state, the Halo storyline kind of sets the 'zero-line' of what's over the top.
The End... (Scenes) (Scene) Mc finishes up a long days work of blowing up ringworlds. He limps slowely from the air dock of a battered ship to an free room on a massive cruiser. We see s dress uniform hung on the door, or set on the end of the bed. Mc sits down, unlatches his helmet and sets it down. During this scene we just here clicks and clasps becasue the camera is focused on Earth floating outside the ship.
Suddenly we see the back of Mc in the reflection, he turns back to survey the room as he switches off the light, we catch a glimpse of his face. It's...It's....CHRISTOPHER WALKEN!
And he starts dancing on the walls. :) Horrible scene, not terribly creative, so it makes it in 'cause what else would we expect from Hollywood? :)
Talk About Ruining the Mood (Dialogue) There are parts in Halo and Halo 2 where certain situations seem to be comical, but if the director writes in "funny" lines for actors to say in intense situations could ruin the movie. If the MC saw the flood and said "My God..." that could be cool, but if he said something like "It's clobbering time," Or "Looks like I'll be here for a while," I might leave.
Bad dialogue, punny puns... Mr. Mutt has the flag on that, we don't need it in the movie all that much, thanks.
Invisible sux (Scenes) The MC has to face off against a bunch of camoflauged elites, and after not being able to see them he drops his weapons and only uses his ears, and his fists, to destroy the enemy.
Personally, I think the active camoflauge shouldn't even be in the movie. It was a good gameplay variation, but I think it would be kinda cheezy to watch, and i don't think it would go over well with the general public.
I have to say, you actually describe a scene that would be quite innovative, but I see your point. If done poorly, it would come off very 'Predator' cheesy, which we don't need.
But I must say, your initial scene actually gets my pulse racing, I think it could be filmed rather convincingly if in the right hands.
The POA (Location) Just imagine if the Pillar of Autumn looks completley different than in the game. I mean how would you react if the POA looks more like the ship from StarFox, it just dosn't fit.
I concur. If the POA is turned completely around into some kind of 'inviting' ship it would be a real let-down. That said, they need to walk a fine-line between looking like the ship in Babylon 5 or in Aliens. It's a tough job they have.
appealing to the masses (Plot) Hopefully there will be no sappy romance thrown in there (regardless of who its between) in an attempt to appeal to "All" demographics.
And one would hate to see it being shot in pg-13 in order to.............well see above. The MC kills Covenants and its a nasty job. Lets keep it real and rate it NC-17 or R. we all saw what happened with ALIENS vs PREADATOR. yuck !
NC-17 is the death-knell for films, hate to say it. However, an R would be nice. But I also imagine the Studios (and Microsoft) would love to make it available to every man, woman, and CHILD out there. They loves the greenbacks. But conversely, Alien and Aliens were rated R and no one complained from either side.
B-B-B-Bad (Music) I can just imagine a big MC boot smashing down into frame, immediately followed by the opening riffs of "Bad to the Bone."
Not even his "Destroyers" could make George Thorogood appropriate for the Halo movie.
Too much character development (Character Development) One thing I don't want to see is the "John" side of MC. I'm scared they'll do to him what they did to John in the Doom movie, giving him a family, and emotions. The MC (and all the Spartans) are much more of a surgical strike team than anything. If Hollywood tries to "over humanize" him, I'll be pissed. I want a MC who isn't afraid to sacrifice himself or his fellow marines to get the job done. The MC of the books and games. Not one who argues with himself over right vs wrong. One who gets the job done, as messily as possibly.
I'm at odds with this personally, because I actually have a soft-spot for John and his neglected humanity, but you are absolutely correct that it would not be in line with the storyline.
MIsmatched music (Music) Often in movies, the creators decide it would be a good idea to add really bad oppera to intense action scenes. This confuses the hell out of me. It has been done in, like, 50 movies in the last few years. It is a horrible cliche.
I think John Woo, who I really like usually, has used this 'contrast the music to the scene' effect the worst. :(
Master Ninja Petty Officer (Scenes) The Master Chief decides to perform pointlessly dangerous tasks when an obvious alternative is readily available. For instance: MC drops his rocket launcher and beats a group of elites do death through some sort of improvised means such as a clever trap or steel I-beam. He spends a majority of his screen time unarmed, and sidetracks the movie with ridiculous beat-em-up displays of martial artistry.
Remember the Teaser Trailer? (NOT part of the real story) When he jumped on the Covenant Assault Carrier with a Battle Rifle? Stupid stuff like that.
I'll take it one step further... if we see Matrix-like stop-motion effects while the MC is kicking ass... that would suck. :(
Shoddy graphics/props/etc? (Props) Seriously, here's to hoping that they actually try to produce some nice weaponry, and even more importantly, nice Covenant. I don't want to see some midget in a Grunt costume trying to snort.
Weaponry was already mentioned, and your costume complaint is just that, a complaint. :) Can you spice it up a bit?