Box art for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest

Set against the backdrop of a UNSC military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSCs ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets.

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directed by

Stewart Hendler



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4 stars

The story of Halo begins at dawn. Great Movie! As far as Sci-Fi goes this is top notch material and I would love it without the history the Halo universe and myself already have. The acting is great, the story is great, the special effects? I'm sure you can guess. The overall production value of this is extraordinary and I am very confused as to why it has not reached a wider audience. I am thrilled that Microsoft and 343 put the time and effort in to create something truly magnificent, and I am excited for what the undoubted success of this series will bring the rest of the Halo universe. In 2525, as mankind has begun to colonise space, a group of cadets are training to fight against human insurrectionists. One of these cadets, Thomas Lasky, has doubts about his abilities as a soldier and his convictions for this war. Whilst he struggles with himself, the planet is invaded by an unknown alien race. Reeling under the assault, Lasky and his squad mates are rescued by John-117, one of the UNSC's legendary SPARTAN-II super-soldiers. John must inspire Lasky to fulfill his potential as a soldier and a leader to fight against an enemy deadlier than any that humanity has faced before.

- MANUGINO, Saturday, December 8, 2012

3 stars

Bloopers were more enjoyable than the whole movie.

- 3niR, Sunday, December 2, 2012

2 stars

I love all of the halo games I think they are some of the best things that ever happened to video games ever. I was pretty excited when I heard about this movie and got it the day after release and I must say it was a bit of a letdown .I was hoping for alot of action and it just fell flat with a lacklust begining and a pretty good last 15 mins, sadly I think this is the best we will get ever since I don't think they will ever make the movie:( if your a die hard Halo fan(like me) you should watch it ,it has some good moments but just didn't go where I wanted it to.

- Dredpug, Monday, December 10, 2012