Cortana: There's some marines stuck in the hills, go check if they need help.
Chief: Hey girl, no need to tire a playa out.
3 minutes later...
Sarge: Yo chief! Ova here! Me and my homies were just playing then suddenly, man these bitches came and completely shot us to pieces. Reminds me of my rap song *breaks into a rap song that's twelve minutes long*
MC's bad old self (Character Development) There are many ways for the movie to get this wrong. MC's personality is not a hard-core warrior type, nor is he a sentimental soldier doing his duty to save humanity. While he may be an impressive, phenomenal soldier, he is more like a machine, and does not revel in warfare. MC is following orders, and his poor neglected humanity is covered by a facade of toughness. That's not to say he's all tender underneath - most decicedly not. He dosn't get along well with humans, and is almost inhuman himself.
I have a feeling that the movie will attempt to shoehorn him into either the "badass warrior" type, killing Covenant with patter, banter, and style, or the the dutiful savior, who can do no wrong and triumphs over insurmountable odds by sheer perseverence - like taking 10 Elites head-on while battered and wounded to get to the control room.
Gory for gory's sake (Scared of Realism) Many have complained that Hollywood will de-violence Halo to make it suitible for a larger audience. I have quite the revearse fear. I am afraid that at every possible moment their will be something that may cause some people to want to eject what ever is in their stomachs. Highly detailed head shots where the a marine gets his brains plastered on a nearby wall, over the top maiming where master chief grabs an energy sword and dismembers/decapitates everything in the room, Flood feasting on human flesh (actually, that might be cool) all of these are examples of what I don't want to see in the Halo movie. Don't turn it into a horror movie/disgusting action movie Hollywood! The thing that brought me into halo in the first place was that it didn't have over the top violence!
Johnson's Bad Old Self (Character Development) Johnson is a flat character, and one that is important to the story. He adds the character and humanity to it, and he is the bravado in the face of everything.
If he is included at all he will, of course, be made into a major character, a fleshed-out non-cliched person. He will have his flaws and depths, and the cigar will be meaningful and symbolic.
This may not be a good thing. Mr. Avery Johnson adds salt to the dish; we can't have our condiments being complex, standalone courses.
Live Action (Computer Graphics) I personally think that the movie would best be made use the authentic Halo 2 graphics engine (slightly beefed up, of course) and a live action movie would sort of ruin the imagination of it.
I love ya but... (Props) The Chief is seen blasting his way into a heavily fortified Covenant base. He runs into a group of Elites and reaches for his Assault Rifle. He thinks better of his weapon choice and instead brings out his trusty pistol. While pulling it out he has a hert melting flashback of Cpt. Keyes, the warm, kind, compassionate man who gave the chief the pistol. Before breaking his cover, he says quietly to himself, 'Just hold on, sir, we'll get you out." He then zooms in his pistol and opens fire on the Elites, killing them all with triplets of expertly placed headshots, wiping the entire patrol out.
I love the Halo pistol and think it makes for great FPS fun, but even Bungie realized that a sidearm firing explosive rounds with a zoom feature is just a little bit out of the state called reality...
A new twist... (Scenes from Hell) The covanent who don't want to join sides with the humans form a group like the heretics. Master Chief is gonna beat the crap out of everyone. johnson falls off of a pelican and since hes invinsible, survives and becomes the ultimate invinsible bad catch-phrase flood.
To tumble or not.... (Cheap Death) Master Chief and a group of marines get ambushed in the open near a cliff by a small gang of Elites and Grunts with vehicles involved. Its a difficult fight, with a few marines getting their shit ruined, and they ultimately overcome, but during the last scenes of the battle, an elite on a ghost charges MC to splatter him. He boards the ghost from the front and they punch each other with dolby-shaking hits. Just when the Elite dies, he pushes on the "gas" and sends them both tumbling off a nearby cliff, leaving us in suspense as to whether or not MC died in the battle, saving his fellow Marines. And so on...
Missed it by *that* much (Cheap Death) Master Chief is driving a warthog madly through the desert, being closely chased by a ghost. Sarge and Captain Keyes watch from the Pelican floating above the scene.
KEYES: (shouting at driver of Pelican) Isn't there anything you can do?!
DRIVER: The weapons are all malfunctioning at once!!!
KEYES: (turning to look at the chase far below) You're on your own, Chief.
Meanwhile, the ghost is gaining on Master Chief's hog. The Chief frantically searches his brain for a plan. Suddenly, he sees a cliff ahead with a 5,000 foot drop! If he can lure the ghost to the edge at top speed and turn at the last second, he can send the ghost flying off the cliff! He slams down the pedal and the Hog flies to the edge at top speed.
But suddenly, the pedal gets jammed! The brakes won't work! And, oh no, the steering wheel is stuck! Oh God, it's too fast to bail out now, he'd surely die!
SARGE: What's goin' on? Why ain't he stoppin'?!?
ELITE IN GHOST: *I'm going to get him! My weapons have all malfunctioned at once, and I don't think I can stop, but I'm gaining on him!*
Master Chief is terrified, there's nothing he can do!! Soon he will fly over the cliff to his death far below!!!
As Sarge, Keyes, and the others in the Pelican watch, the Hog plunges over the cliff. The Elite in the ghost tries to turn away, but it is too late. He too flies off of the edge into oblivion.
Immediately Keyes' eyes clench tight with grief. Sarge puts a hand on his shoulder solemnly. A few marines behind them lower their heads.
But suddenly, a single hand reaches over the top of the cliff and grabs a shrub. Keyes looks up. To the joy of the others, a triumphant and dusty Master Chief hoists himself over the edge and onto the ground again!!! Immediately a celebration erups in the Pelican. Cue loud music.
Don't Doomanize it (Other games) They need to keep the plot as close as possible. If I go to the movie, and see that they did the same thing to Halo as they did to the Doom movie, I think I'll go on a killing spree.
Real People! (Characters) I want them to have real people. Not as in, computer animated, I mean REAL people. Not the normal people you see on TV. It needs to have people that you can relate to. (Such as in the movie Serenity) I want to believe those people are real, not just action movie heros.