A few tweaks, and a Masterpiece? (Scenes from Hell) I think that the whole concept of a ring per se is a bad idea, i mean come on, we're not trying to sell jewelry! I think that instead, the halo 'ring' should be turned into a a halo 'cube', because everyone who liked the cube movies would then go to see this 'master chief' try to survive. Its the same concept, really, survival against all odds, in an unknown environment with unknown enemies plotting against you.
Oh, and another thing, I think that mel gibson should play the Master Chief, because he's old and in signs he was quiet, so he'd be perfect. And his hands crucified Jesus, so we need someone to blame when this movie crucifies our studios!
When in Rome (Scenes from Hell) "Hey, director. You're making the flood look to fast and calculating. The flood are supposed to be stupid and slow."
"I know, but here's my plan: We have the Master Chief go to the flood headquarters in that swamp thing, find the head zombie and challenge him to a duel. The Master Chief has the upper hand, of course, until the Zombie grows another two arms and pins him down on the ground. The zombie beats his face in, until Master Chief is knocked unconscious. The zombie then takes off his helmet, and tries to infect him!"
"Uh...don't you think that's a little stu..."
"Don't interrupt me! Then Cortana takes control of the Master Chief's suit, throws a frag grenade, and runs off, until the MC can regain consciousness."
"Why would he do that?"
"I don't know. Create some sort of thing where the flood are holding Miranda hostage, and the MC secretly loves here or something like that."
"But Mr. Director..."
Weapons of minimal destruction (Scared of Realism) In the beginning of Terminator 2, we have a dark scene from the future. The plasma based weapons are highly effective, virtually vaporizing all flesh in their path. Sends chills down my spine thinking about it. But oh no, what if the weapons in the Halo movie are as balanced as in the game, or worse, human weapons are better. So we have the MC rushing through 343 Guilty Spark with a shotgun. Each shot blowing the enemy ten feet back. Blowing them back through glass, off of cliffs, through doors. Bow down to the almighty weapon wielded by the hero. Yuck, instead, please have the alien weapons be accurate and powerful. Have a plasma rifle that hits an unarmored arm, boil all the flesh down to the bone, from the shoulder down. Don't make it like the game.
On The Turn. (Scenes) Chief: One of those...things stung me. But I haven't turned into one of them like the others did.
Cortana: Maybe it's because you're a good man, Chief...
"Chief...perhaps it's because of how our neural networks are linked together, the Flood could not gain a foothold into your nervous system?"
"I believe that you were a mere puppet Chief, until I unleashed my countermeasures device and neutralized the Flood's neural network"
That's right -- Cortana is the hero, Chief is merely a high-tech Mercedes.
The Eye of the Tiger (Scenes) Master Chief crashes his nearly ruined Warthog into a pile of crates blocking his path to the Longsword fighter. He tumbles from the driver's seat and rolls to his knees. He blasts two flood combat forms with his shotgun and then vaults over the crates... only to find that he has landed in a ring of elites with plasma swords. Standing directly opposite him is a Spec Ops Elite with no weapons.
Elite: The time has come to see if you are a true warrior, Demon. Throw down your weapons and face me.
Cortana: We don't have time for this.
MC: I think I have to MAKE time.
MC throws down his weapons and stands upright. The Elites forming the ring roar their approval.
A battle ensues. The two warriors spar briefly and then become completely engaged. It is clear, however, that the Elite has the upper hand. He blocks most of MC's blows and lands at least half of his own. MC gets weaker and weaker. He moves slower and slower. The music builds to a discordant crescendo as the elite kicks MC in the face. We hear his visor crack and watch him hit the ground in slow motion. Through the crack we can see one of MC's eyes... awash in blood.
Cortana: Chief! Chief! Can you hear me?
The Elite bends over the body of the MC.
Elite: Your destruction is the will of the gods. And I am their instrument.
Suddenly, MC's hand dashes up in a blur and grabs the elite by the throat.
MC: It looks like the instrument is a bit out of tune.
MC gets up with a gutteral yell and begins to beat the hell out of the elite as the music builds triumphantly. After a final flurry of punches the elite crashes to the floor.
Elite: Finish me, demon.
MC: I've seen enough death today.
He pushes through the stunned onlookers and limps towards the Longsword fighter. The Elite grabs a plasma rifle, stands up and aims it at the MC's back.
Elite: DIE DEMON!
MC turns and lifts his hands defensively, but the Elite does not fire. Close up of the Elite's hand as it goes limp and the rifle drops. Close up of the Elite's face as he looks down. The camera follows his gaze to reveal a plasma sword sticking out of his chest. He falls dead to the floor revealing another elite behind him.
Plasma Elite: (gestures to the body with his sword) His actions were without honor.
PE nods to MC. MC nods back. The group of elites deactivate their swords and turn on their active camo. They all disappear.
Cortana: Can we leave now?
MC: I think we can.
He climbs aboard the Longsword and flies away as the Pillar of Autumn begins to explode.
Get out da' big- Err, BIGGER guns! (Scenes) I hope they don't make it all ZOMGOWN3D big ol' guns to impress the idiots. Get into trouble, run out of ammo, swear, pick up the plasma pistol of a fallen grunt and try to survive till you can pick up a shotgun. How I play Halo, how Chief should play... Well... Life. Maybe a pack of Sangheili could get SPNKr'd a few times, but nothing huge.
Halo must be Bourne (Scenes) Although slow "bullet-time" effects can look very cool at times, I think we can all agree that it would be completely out of place in the Halo movie. To address this Bourne Identity/Supremecy film ideas can be used. Having a good amount of action occuring in a small amount of time(4-5 seconds) can show the true ability of John and the other Spartans.
MC is a person too! (Plot) The thing that would ruin the movie for me: Humanity turns on Master Cheif for being different and exiles him. He valiantly defeats the Covenant while the rest of mankind is losing the battle and comes home victorious.
Fake marine machismo/Elite zealotry (Characters) Instead of having lots of 'Oorahs!' and annoying macho cliches, make the Marines more like Saving Private Ryan. Don't simply tone it down; instead use it to show the horror of war and so on. Also, show how the Covenant are religous zealots e.g. scenen with Elites spouting religous stuff,or watching propaganda.