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Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010)

R  |   |  Animation, Action, Fantasy  |  13 December 2010 (USA)
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A squad of Ultramarines answer a distress call from an Imperial Shrine World. A full Company of Imperial Fists was stationed there, but there is no answer from them. The squad investigates to find out what has happened there.

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A squad of Ultramarines answer a distress call from an Imperial Shrine World. A full Company of Imperial Fists was stationed there, but there is no answer from them. The squad investigates to find out what has happened there.

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A Chaplain's standard weapon is the Crozius Arcanum: a close combat melee power weapon which is designed to discharge its energy on contact and inflict damage on even armored targets. It's not a ranged weapon, suggesting that Carnaks was a unique piece of wargear with special abilities (a common thing in the WH40K universe) See more »

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A great start
22 December 2010 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Firstly I have to confess to being a Warhammer 40K fan. This film was made for fans, the setting exposition is minimal. I also believe it was made on a shoestring budget. I was therefore nervous that the result would be awful – but it's actually a great 70 minutes. I've watched this film once on my own and my son has had it on twice now. I found myself entertained - all three times. That's three more times than either the Transformers movies I sat through which had x100+ the budget.

The CGI was mostly fine – only a couple of scenes looked rushed. I think the story perfectly fitted the 70 minutes the makers had to tell it. The opening act set the scene and built the tension well. In my opinion the fight scenes were well directed and choreographed. The final battle was particularly good and conclusion affecting.

Identifying the characters was difficult with helmets - but it not obvious how that could be addressed without going sans helmet... Which they did fairly often. The armours were all different, so it is visually possible.

At the time of writing the film is only available as a collector's edition at about £25. However, that's about the same money as a family trip to the cinema, so in those terms I judge it worth the money. I guess it will be about £12 in the spring, so I hope many more 40K fans buy then. I really hope the producers/investors see a great return and we see more 40K films.

This is a positive start to seeing the 40K universe in film.


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