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Opening cinematic
(Scenes from Hell) AS the movie starts, the screen is black. Blaring theme song then dramatically starts and we see the word "Halo" coming up the screen in yellow letters. THen it is followed by som text that will look something like this:
It is a time of great unrest in the galaxy. As the unstoppable covenant juggernaut sweeps through space crushing all human resistance, only one man can stop it.
That man is John 117. A superpowerful soldier bred for war and who only knows one ting for sure, he is humanities last hope for survival. The real question is though, John, are you up to the test?

As this text finishes going up the screen Star Wars style, the breaking Benjamin song "Blow Me Away proceeds to start up full blst. As the obnoxiously loud song plays in the backgroungwe see pics of the Master Cheif defeating covenant forces in battles where the odds are dramatically stacked against him. Then the movie would begin.

(Top Hat on 12-23-05 06:21 UTC, permalink)

Linda's last stand.
(Cheap Death) Onbord a covenant flagship where the last prophet is located John and Linda are seperated by a team of brutes and jackals and take cover. John has a straight path tword the grav lift, if it wern't for a pair of pissed off brutes and no rounds for his weapons. Realizing that the only way to stop the covenant from activating halo is to kill the prophet, Linda runs out and fires on the aliens. the brutes run after her and the cheif makes a run for it. As he walks into the lift Linda tells him "Protect Sol, John. Save Earth." An explosion ensues as her power cell overloads, killing Linda and taking out the group of brutes with her.

(Gruntzilla on 12-23-05 06:22 UTC, permalink)

Big Green Balls of Death
(Scared of Realism) It would be so, so horrible if plasma pistol overcharges "only killed shields" in the movie. When you have a giant ball of flesh-devouring plasma going towards someone, i want to see them get injured!

Just think...Master Chief's shields are dwindling, and he gets hit with the aftershock of a plasma grenade. He notices a Jackal inching towards behind his shield, and MC takes a pinpoint shot on the exposed hand that is holding an overcharged pistol. The jackal releases the trigger, and the sphere of plasma rushes towards the chief. He tries to jump to the side, but it hits him smack in the face. Instead of having his head melted backwards, he is "stunned" for a few seconds until his helment regains normal visor functions.

(Wave Of Lag on 12-23-05 06:23 UTC, permalink)

We need cannon fodder!
(Character Development) The marines are characterized at the beginning as well trained and well oiled soldiers that talk cool and guess what? There are even cooler people like Helljumpers. They get the one-liners that make the crowd gasp at their rock-solid coolitude. Then, throughout the rest of the movie, (after slaughtering grunts for comic relief of course), they can't do a single thing useful other than scream and run and the Chief becomes the only significant soldier along with select others (Sarge never dies like the others because he's needed for comic relief).

The game was mostly a one-man show, but I think they really should take this opportunity to shift some influence onto the marines and their struggle ALONG with the Chief, not just in front of him as mutilated corpses.

(EvilEntropy on 12-23-05 06:23 UTC, permalink)

Oh god what if there was a time machine?!
(Scenes from Hell) What if to stop the covenant from destroying earth the master cheif had to go back in time to the 1980's to save some great great great (etc) grandmother of dr Halsey from being killed by covenants who ALSO have a time machine, then he falls in love with the girl he has to save, and takes off his mask to kiss her while fighting invisible covies using one ear and one arm?! (or did i just blow your effing mind?!)

(germ1770 on 12-23-05 06:24 UTC, permalink)

scary scary scar fri
(Plot) I think they should make it a little bet more scary. NOt a horror film but make the Covenant a lot scary. The game was a great game but it didnt realy give the feel of you being in a war with your life on the line. Make it more like the books ,because the books was great.

(halofreak on 12-23-05 06:25 UTC, permalink)

Please don't base it on easy!
(Dialogue) If you play Halo 1 or Halo 2 on Easy mode, you will constantly find yourself thinking, "How is humanity losing to these guys?" What they need to do is base it off Heroic difficulty like many fan fic authors do. I don't want to see some sort of scene where the Chief is doing wall-walks, snapping a Grunt's neck on the way back down, then throwing its limp body into a group of Jackals, knocking them over like bowling pins. Fortunately, it appears that they problem may not exist, I.E. the excerpt from the script where the MC is heaidng to the bridge, gets up behind an Elite, and fires half a clipp of AR ammo into him before finally breaking the sucker's back. Please, no wall walks, no back flips, no cartwheels, and if they absolutely MUST include the last few elements, don't let the following dialogue selections get in.

Quarter Master: What do you need to take on that Cruiser, Chief?

MC: Guns. Lots of Guns.

Quarter Master: *Opens up a locker with a bunch of guns or something*

MC: Whoa...

(Sterfrye36 on 12-23-05 08:40 UTC, permalink)

Back story, overtakes Halo story....
(Plot) Some Hollywood films get so engrossed in the lore and mythology they explain everything up to the point of the story they're trying to tell and then cram it into half an hour of gun blasting craziness.

Soooo, the first hour is the backstory, rise of the Spartan 2.0 programme, the plight of mankind as they are swept from the galaxy and the fall of Reach.

The last 40 minutes is Halo; Pillar of Autumn tumbles from the sky crashing, queue a scramble of gunfights and some cameos by otherwise major characters.

Halo blows up and none of the nuances of any of the locations, or chracters or the majesty of Halo itself is captured, there's not even enough time for a full shot of Halo against Basis and Threshold.

Johnson, Stacker, Foe Hammer they're not even named, Keyes is said three times in the film once when you meet him, once when you learn he's been captured, once when he's dead.

It's a cruel and edited world we live in, beware!

(Firelode on 12-23-05 08:41 UTC, permalink)

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.

(jman571 on 12-23-05 08:42 UTC, permalink)

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.

(MrAlexZander on 12-23-05 08:43 UTC, permalink)

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.

(DragonDude on 12-23-05 08:44 UTC, permalink)

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.

(ChiChi on 12-23-05 08:45 UTC, permalink)

(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.

(themasterj on 12-23-05 08:46 UTC, permalink)

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!

Interesting. Simliar thoughts as this and this.
- cybrfrk
(Gruntzilla on 12-23-05 08:47 UTC, permalink)

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.

(Simpsons Rule on 12-23-05 08:48 UTC, permalink)

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