Live action Halo adaptions have a lot to live up to, what with Landfall, We Are ODST and Deliver Hope setting the bar pretty high. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is set primarily during the United Nations Space Command’s war with the Insurection, years before the Covenant invasion. It follows the story of one Thomas Laskey, a new recruit at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science. Along the way, he ends up meeting the Master Chief, an event which changes his life and puts him on track to be a highly-placed office on the UNSC Infinity, the giant spaceship in Halo 4. You can check part one here, with part two after the jump.
I think the series has potential and it may turn out to be a pretty good way to introduce newcomers to the universe of Halo while setting up the main characters of the fourth installment. I do have a couple nitpicks, like the acting in some spots and the main character’s on-duty brother sending him a video mail detailing his area of operations and the fact that he has an operation coming soon, but other than that I think it’s a strong effort from 343. Considering their last outing was Halo: Legends, it’s a low barrier to entry, but still, it’s got me enticed to continue watching all five installments.
What do your guys think of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn?