Halo – Nightfall: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) is a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. He and his team are investigating terrorist chatter on the distant colony world of Sedra, when they are caught in a horrific biological attack. Led by Locke, ONI agents are forced to coordinate with Randall Aiken (Steven Waddington), a local commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of ONI. As they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, hellish artifact, they will be forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives.

Everybody loves Halo and I think every fan has been just salivating at the idea of a live action film for many years. Although this may not be a Master Chief film it does set the stage and the tone of what could be a great film franchise. I say “could be” because sequels don’t usually do better than the original but if they stick with the same style and same kind of storytelling then I think Halo fanboys everywhere will be content with what they pump out. I have to be honest, I’m not the biggest Halo fan BUT I have enjoyed the games that I’ve played. So going into watching this film I wasn’t expecting too much but much to my surprise it was extremely well done. I enjoyed every bit of it. It reminded me a bit of Pitch Black in a sense because of the group of people making their way through trough terrain with aliens after them the entire way. It was action packed and full of suspense with the feel of Halo all rolled into one awesome package. The only bad thing about it all was that it ended. I could’ve honestly watched so much more of this story. Hopefully this isn’t the last we see of it. 9/10

Special Features:

Behind The Scenes – A great amount of footage here that goes from casting to location scouting and so much more.

Second Story Extras – This was an interesting feature. This shows scenes that are actually furthering the story along while the main story plays out (I hope that made sense).

Halo: Nightfall is available March 17th on Blu-ray and DVD from Microsoft Studios


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