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The Halo Movie: What Went Wrong

Tom's Games: "There's no shortage of video game movies in Hollywood today. From "Doom" and "Hitman" to the more successful "Resident Evil" and "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" series, there have been plenty of high-profile adaptations of best-selling video games. Yet more often than not, video game movies turn out to be disasters, full of excessive special effects, bad acting and cheap scripts.

Think Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo in "Super Mario Bros." Think Scott Wolf and Marc Decascos in "Double Dragon." Think of every film Uwe Boll has made ("BloodRayne," "Alone in the Dark," "Far Cry"...dear lord, please make him stop).

And there's more coming, to be sure. Classic games like "Max Payne" and "The Prince of Persia" are currently being made for the silver screen, while everything from "Gears of War" to "Kane & Lynch: Dead Men" are in the works. Yet there's one project currently that has the potential to be a true blockbuster and achieve the kind of quality that both movie and video game fans have longed for: Halo."

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InMyOpinion3598d ago

Maybe they realised that most video game movies just ruin the brand they are built on.

Imo there haven't been any good video game movies yet.

BabyStomper50003598d ago

I thought Mario Bros was the shizNITE when I was like 8. I haven't watched since then but I doubt it'll be as good as it was back then. Of course it's got to be better than the second Mortal Kombat movie... or Street Fighter. God that movie sucked.

InMyOpinion3598d ago

Not being sarcastic here. The Mortal Kombat movie is probably the best game to movie adaptation I have seen.

BabyStomper50003597d ago

The first one was decent. The second was worthless.

BabyStomper50003598d ago

IMO Halo's story is bleh and I definitely wouldn't watch the movie unless it was on TV and there was ABSOLUTELY nothing else to watch.

GameOn3598d ago

Do you know the complete Halo story. I don't think so.

BabyStomper50003598d ago

I know enough of it to know I'm not interested.

InMyOpinion3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

The thing is that most video game stories are bleh compared to movie manuscripts or why not books. Game producers themselves have said that they write their stories using the same writing technique as when you write manuscripts for porn movies. Expectations shouldn't be too high.

Anyways, Kirk Cameron as Master Chief would be sweet. And Dakota Fanning as Cortana of course.

FantasyStar3598d ago

Halo's story was great up until the end. I say this because Bungie pushed the Arbiter to a lesser role regardless of how big a role he played in Halo 2.

Halo Fanboys be damned.

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Arsenic133598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

You would think a huge franchise like Halo would have no problem being made into a film. Even if it was terrible, it still would rack in millions due to the Halo name, just look at H2. (Own a 360 btw)

SixZeroFour3598d ago

as a live action...i would be sceptical, bu if it was a cgi type movie liek the final fantasy ones...i think it would prolly turn out pretty sweet

Xi3598d ago

game movies don't trasition well. Specially game that have so much of it's story told during gameplay. Sure a mgs movie might work (mgs4 anyone?) but something like cod4 half-life or halo require the simple nuances you can only find during the game. Visceral combat, radio chatter, and secrets, something that doesn't emulate well in cinema.

aggh im on fire3598d ago

this story of in and out of preduction is quite normal for a big flick like this. It will happen, it just might take years. Look how long it took for Lord of the rings to hit production or Batman Begins. hollywood unfortunalty drags it heels when theres risk invoved which is one of the reasons they make so many duff sequels.

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