Bungie Evilness (You're freaking me out) I bet that in fact, they're going to use the cliches to make a good movie. That would be great because they would know the public's opinions of good and bad movies.
A wink to the noobs (A wink to us fanbois) after undergoing a search for a elite commander a squad of marines find said alien on the bridge of a ship. The marines hide behind a doorframe 'comedy style' (the heads are poked out from the side of the door seem 'stacked' on top of eachother) The commander has an energy sword which he is performing a complicated ritual with. (ideally this has lots of ninja style throws and masterful catches in it) the final catch is simply allowing the sword to rest in perfect equilibrium on his forefinger.
a marine quips in a whispered tone 'looks like someone Finally balanced the sword'
Th elite commander, with his 'super senses' turns his head toward the door with an inquisitive snort and sees the marines.
The marines more into an offensive position and advance slowly towards the alien, guns raised.
The Elite throws the sword at the marines, impaling one, preferably the 'generic asshole' or the 'scaredy cat' . Rushing over the zealot retrives the sword from the now breathless body of the soldier and proceeds to wound all of the marines, sans the joker. As the marines lie severely damaged the elite advances on the joker menacingly (an evil genious laugh would be preferable). The two stand off. the elite discharges the sword and whispers 'I suppose not' subsiquently knocking the joker out with the handle.
2Fast2Furious (Scenes) MC races across an open plain in his Hog, side by side with a Spectre. They slam into each other, trying to make them spin out. Suddenly, they realise there is a massive canyon ahead, but none of them turn. MC lights the nitrous in his Hog, and the elite hits the boost. They fly over the canyon, in a slow motion, matrix style shot. The MC realises that the heavier Hog isn't going to make it, and leaps clear of the doomed Hog. He grabs onto the Spectre, throws the Elite out and lands safely on the other side. Cut to slo-mo shot of an Elite falling to earth screaming.
Childhood Love Interest (Romance) The children that will make up the first Spartan II training class have been gathered together and are beginning their indoctrination and training. During an early training exercise John is extremely confident and thinks he will surely win but he actually comes in second to one of female cadets, let?s call her Lindsay. When the instructors aren?t looking Lindsay sticks her tongue out at him to show that she knows how much it bothers John that she beat him.
Later, he finds her and asks her how she managed to beat him. Lindsay teases him and toys with him, but won?t tell him her secret. Before they?re called to their bunks for lights out, Lindsay quickly plants a kiss right on his lips and then runs away back to the girls? barracks. Little John walks away, a little stunned, as we cut to?
? a training montage. We see quick clips of the kids training, playing sports, goofing off, and growing up. We see quiet yet romantic moments between John and Lindsay. We also see that she continues to be the only cadet that ever beats John in the competitions and training exercises. And all of this is set to a rousing, and sure-to-be popular, hip-hop tune.
The montage ends as we encounter our Spartan cadets several years later. Now, obviously teenagers, John and Lindsay are each in command of their own squad during yet another training execise (Lindsay, of course, is a pretty young thing, all lithe and sexy, and in no way resembling a young woman who has endured intense physical and military training for several years without a break). It?s a night exercise during a rather rainy night using live ammunition. Things appear to be going okay, but eventually something GOES WRONG. Lindsay takes command to try and get everyone out safely, but someone dies. Lindsay take full responsibility and is washed out of the program. As she walks to the transport that will take her away from her Spartan family forever, she and John share one last long look at each other. John breaks eye contact first and walks away, a little sad, as we cut to?
? another training montage. We see more clips of training and what not, but with a harder, less playful edge. We watch the bio-enhancement process and eventually see the Spartans received their armor and graduate. We see the armored Spartans engage in various missions over the years. All of this is set to yet another hip-hop tune, this a little less happy and robust, intermixed with bits of voice-over narration telling us about the bio-enhancements, the armor, and the nature of the missions.
As the movie progresses, John, now known only as The Master Chief, finds himself and a number of marines on Halo. During one intense firefight, Master Chief is saved from a stealthed elite. The person who killed this elite turns out to be none other than Lindsay, who found success in an elite Marine unit, the ODSTs. Master Chief is happy to see his long lost friend, but Lindsay is cold and says, ?It?s nice to see that even with all that armor and fancy upgrades, you still need my help, John. Or, I suppose I should call you Master Chief. Follow me, the captain wants to see you.?
Eventually, during a quite moment, she admits that she never stopped loving John even when she wanted to hate him. They share a tender moment, and she leads John, who has removed his armor for now, back to her tent.
After fleeing the swamp installation where the flood are first discovered, Lindsay is mortally wounded. Master Chief say that she can make it to the evac point, but Lindsay says she?s done and begs him to set her down. She doesn?t want to slow him down while he?s trying to escape. She asks him to take his helmet off so she can see his face one last time. She looks into his eyes and reminds him of all the times she beat him during training as kids. He says he remembers, but that he never figured out she managed it. ?I never held anything back, John. I gave everything I had because I had to be the best. Now I need you to do the same thing. Give everything you have. If you hold anything back, then these damn zombies, these? flood will beat us and spread to our homes and our families. Promise me, John, promise me you won?t hold anything back.?
?I promise, Lindsay. I love you.?
?I love you too, John.? And with that she dies.
Master Chief stands up, puts his helmet back on, looks around, and is teleported away by 343 Guilty Spark.
It?s now the end of the movie. The PoA?s reactor is about to go critical. Master Chief is racing for the last available ship in the PoA?s docking bay. As he?s running toward the waiting ramp of the Longsword, a single flood-infected marine moves to block his way. As he raises his shotgun, the Master Chief suddenly realizes that this isn?t just any marine? it?s Lindsay. Master Chief can?t fire. Cortana is screaming at him, ?That isn?t Lindsay, it?s just another flood. Kill it and get on board. We don?t have much time. Chief, please.?
A single sound escapes from the Flood. A word, ?Jooooohhhn.? Then it leaps into the air, attacking the Master Chief and he finally fires his shotgun. The body lands limp on the ground and the Master Chief runs right over it into the Longsword.
Cortana quietly says, ?I?m sorry you had to do that.?
?You were right. It wasn?t her. Just a flood infection using her corpse. It?s over. Let?s get out of here before we?re corpses too.? With that, he pushes the throttle forward and the Longsword rockets out of the PoA?s docking bay towards open space.
Taking the Bullet (Cheap Death) Picture this. The Chief is in a huge battle, and his shields go critcal. He turns a corner to recover,and finds an elite with a needler pointed right at him. In slo-mo, the elite shoots the Chief but as the needle is streaking towards the Spartan, a marine jumps out and has the needle impale him and subsiquently blow his chest open.
But the Master Chief is spared. He rhen blows the elite away with dual SMG's or something.
Cheer up! It's not the end of the world......oh wait, it is. (Plot) MC is heading toward a Commander Elite who is about to set off a bomb on Earth and Mc tries to run fast, but he doesn't make it, thus, everyone dies, and hes the only one left :(
Evrything in pairs (Characters) Almost every action movie has a buddy system. Star Wars, Lethal Weapon, Die Hard.
Rather than have the Master Chief 'go it alone' he will be accompanied for the most part by a squad of marines who die at a rate of one per scene OR a carbon copy of himself but less experienced version like a Spartan apprentice, a Cadet who will learn from the Chief as they tear through Halo.
Rocket Whoring (A wink to us fanbois) Two marines are firing on some covenant, one with a rocket launcher the other with a sniper rifle. The rocket marine blows up a pack of covenant and the other says "You rocket whore, only noobs use the rocket launcher. I only use weapons that require skill!" He then runs off and you hear "Boom, headshot! Oh, that was a no-scope!"
Captain Awesome (Music) If you're going to have music music in it - that is, not Marty's score - please, please (can I get that second 'please' in italics and bolded please?), don't put in something like 'It's The End Of The World' before the Covenant glass a planet. Save that for the comedies, lads.
Too much Badassery (Scared of Realism) The novels are described as having being based on the 'Legendary' setting, but that seems inconclusive. I see it more as realism. The Chief wouldn't be able to just run around killing everything in sight while simultaneously launching rockets and flying a stolen Tuning Fork. And the Marines encounter this pitfall as well. You've all seen it. *plasma fire* "Ahhgh, the burn!" *continues to fight*. What happened to being melted? In the books, the plasma is described as unbelieveably hot. Like, 'it will take your shields down even if it doesn't hit you' hot. if you took a plasma rifle blast to the chest, you would probably die instantly. It will be cheesy if the Marines suffer from Boromir Syndrome. It happens in more movies than you may think.
Real grenade jump (Scenes from Hell) After being nearly blown to bits by a fuel rod-wielding grunt, MC gets up, with no weapons, (except for a plasma grenade) and tries to escape from the enemy by jumping across a hole in a bridge to the next canyon. But an elite with a plasma sword blocks his path. the elite charges, MC hurdles the elite, sticking him with the grenade as he jumps over. A loud scream comes from the elite as he knows he is about to die, but in a desperate attempt, he lunges at the MC, who jumps, and is blown across the bridge by the resulting plasma explosion.