Departures (Corny twists) The Chief is 'the last Spartan' and he goes around kicking ass but then right at the end when you think the flood will get him before he gets to the Longsword fighter, he's saved!
By his old squad who aren't KIA. They give him a thumbs up and off they fly into my barf bag and finally to the nearest dustbin.
Fear the pen of the writer, it could be the only thing that saves you...
Wow...this immediately gave me an impression of Obi-Wan and Yoda in the last scene of Return of the Jedi, when they come and celebrate with Luke. Perhaps he makes it, and while escaping, before cryo-sleep, he's visited by his old squad for a Star Wars moment.
MC vs Commando/Sword Elite duel aboard a starship (Scenes) I don't know if it's been posted before since i haven't read the whole listing, but MC probably will get into a fancy duel with the sword elite who's on the raised platform on T and R, and after that, a rifle and grenade duel with a black elite commander on Pillar of Autumn, with the fusion reactors ticking away and rampaging flood nearby.
grunt family values (Oral Fixations) Speaking from personal experience, Grunt work is thirsty stuff. I'm sure all the rubber suit wearing extras will need plenty of hydration, so...to help them stay in character between shots why not make a fully-functional, Grunt Queen, food-nipple beverage dispenser? If WETA does it I'm sure it?ll be good enough to use as an onscreen prop. But, in typical, PG-13 rating rabid Hollywood fashion, the producers will undoubtedly cover the nipple with a post-effect digital pastie. Ever since Lucas caved and put a sarong on Sy Snootles, alien anatomical prudery has become SUCH a Hollywood cliche.
P.S. I can?t wait to see what?s in the box! :-)
Oh, what do you know? :)
Now I'm seeing a full-size, latex representation of a Grunt Queen, for those wishing a quick thirst quench. Next to each nipple is a container of alcohol swabs, so that you can maintain a certain level of sanitation for the next "participant."
Jealousy Loves the Silver Screen (Romance) An overcast sky looms above a torn battlefield. Corpses and jagged pieces of metal tell a story of just another battle. The sky opens up, as if heaven were lamenting, and heavy drops fall fast. Under an overhang, the Spartans stand as a rain falls without mercy.
Linda watches the landscape through her sniper scope. We see John walk amongst the ranks. Kelly is looking towards the distance, lost in thought. John walks over and she puts her armored hand on his chest and he pulls her close. They stand in the embrace and we can only tell what they mean through body language. Oh but Linda loved John and she still does. She watches in steady, soaring rage. In a desperate, jealous act she picks up her sniper rifle, ready to catch his head in the crosshairs. A resolute finger squeezes the trigger. Kelly jumps in the way, taking the bullet. Time slows to a crawl as her limp body falls, birds fly off in the background, feathers scatter in the air, raindrops splash against her helmet. She lays at John?s feet in the rain. He bends down and takes off her helmet, she?s dying. Blood trickles down her lips, rain falls on her pale face and runs down onto her lips and they mouth ?I love you? and cease.
And the heavens continue to lament as Linda?s power cell explodes in the distance.
CGI (Computer Graphics) Everyone I speak to seems to be against the whole 'Entirely Computer Generated Halo Movie' idea, I can't understand why. Making the movie live-action would take away what Halo really is... It is a video-game, everything we have ever seen from the Halo Universe has been rendered by a computer or drawn by a person; it does not NEED (I'm not saying it cannot) to be portrayed 'in the real world'. WETA did an unbelievable job with live-action in LOTR, (although I am aware that a lot of shots were CGI) but LOTR was a book, not a video-game and by shooting live-action I feel it takes away what Halo really is. I don't want to see some actor try and pretend to be Sarge, or act like Chief; I want to SEE Chief and Sarge on screen, not someone who is imitating their character.
Marine Ensemble (Characters) Any movie with space marines is a cliche waiting to happen.
The movie definitely needs the marines and ODSTs to be able to compare with the MC.
But they also need to avoid the standard
cliched character ensemble of:
religious guy (dies first),
black guy (gets a minigun and goes nuts),
tough as nails latin-american woman (i.e Michelle Rodriguez - dies last),
nervous newbie (saves the hero's life),
smart-arse who turns out to be a chicken (or vice versa)
Character Development (Character Development) The Marines are described as holding their own in ground engagements, being only beaten due to the shear numbers and ferocity of the Covenant. Simply because the Covenant have greater technology does not mean the Marines should put their arms up and accept defeat.
Using overcharged plasma pistol blasts to take down an Elite's shield, then going for a headshot, or obtaining snipers to take out Hunters, should all be tactics the Marines use that make it seem like they're not going down without a fight.
The only real reason the humans would be losing so badly is because of much inferior ship and space technology.
Chief is on the lamb! (Scenes from Hell) Chief is driving in his pimped out hog, capp'in some covenant fools on the battlefield when cortana says "I know this might not be the best time, but... I'm pregnant!" Cheif then responds by going "Oh Shit! I gon' knoked her up!" Then he jumps out of the hog and rolls to a stop. the hog careens off a cliff and smashes 343 while trying to corps hump Johnson. The cheif remarks "whew! L9ost her!" "Ummm, I'm still here cheif." "I said sut up!" the chief smacks his head, shooting cortana out and implanting her into gravemind, killing him. the screen fades out and rolls credits. A glimps of Gravemind is seen while purple eyes glow from his face.
Peater Jackson- Another masterpeice!
Bungie Employee- (noises of intense seizure)
Bill Gates- Wonderful! Now lets get to work on that movie contract with Dead or Alive!
actor (Actor) To attract an audience who wouldn't be interested, why don't they throw in a cameo from some annoying celebrity? Paris Hilton could fly the lifeboat in, or Hoobastank could show up for the assault on the Control Room. Hell, they could get Will Smith to play Sarge.
Change of storyline... (Scenes from Hell) A twelve year old playing Halo 2 get's teleported in the Chiefs body, and instead of having an cool voice, sounds really nerdy and says stuff like "pwned!" or "heashot,bitch headshot"
Or Chief having a sidekick grunt named Bobby Montana, who's not just a good Grunt, but a wise-guy and incorperates a drug swindle in the plot.
Bobby[in a 30's mob voice]:"okay Chief, here's the situtaion. Them tough guys with glowy protector thingies[elites] have stolen your dough and the only way to get it back is to show them who's boss. You and me, Chief were big-time. Were ready for the big guns.[the movies ends in a slow-motion cop-mob gunfight.
What's under the hood? (Characters) First they are going to put in an evil overlord/big baddy who the movie will regularly cut to being mysterious/nefarious long before his true role is revealed. This role could be filled by one of the Covenant leaders in the novel or good ol' Guilty Spark.
The first few times they cut to him he will be hidden or obscured so people do not know who he is, but at the end of the second or third cutaway, his true form will be suddenly revealed to shocking, exciting music.
This has been done so many times over the years (they did it in the novels), that I'd be surprised if they didn't do most of these things.
Robert McLees as MC? (Actor) It would be strange if the showed MC's face, and it was Robert Mclees. Considering that his face was originally the one they were going to use back when the visor was transparent, it's a possibilty. I really don't know if that would be good, or bad, but at least it wouldn't be ugly.
MC & the grunt (Cheap Death) The MC goes through a door and enters a room stock full of elites, grunts, and jackals, in a matter of seconds the MC procedes to eliminate all the covies and is about to finish off a wounded grunt with a shot from his pistol, when he has some compassion and decides to leave it and move on. Forward to: The MC comes upon an entire squad of elites planning on taking him out, after dodging their shots and dishing out some nades, and some cool hand to hand combat there is only 1 elite left, he draws his sword, as the MC goes to fire his rifle he finds he's out of ammo, it seems to the MC that he is doomed for sure!! Then from behind him the lonely grunt which he spared earlier comes out and sticks the elite with a plasma nade, then in its death throes the elite gets a shot off killing the grunt. The MC walks over to the grunt's corpse, and closes its eyelids in respect. The camera pans out to the battlefield, where nothing is left alive except the Chief.