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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn 

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UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant.
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 Master Chief 5 episodes, 2012
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 Dr. Hughes 5 episodes, 2012
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 Cadmon Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
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 Commander Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
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 Junjie's father 5 episodes, 2012
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 Janitor Beamish 5 episodes, 2012
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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. Written by Marty Goodman

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The story of Halo begins at dawn.


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5 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Halo 4: Adelante hasta el amanecer  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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(5 parts) | (DVD)

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2.35 : 1
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Since John-117 is only 15 years old in this film, it wouldn't make sense for his voice to sound exactly as it does in the games (in which he is over 40 years old). Initially, the creators wanted to have Steve Downes reprise his role as Master Chief in FUD, so they experimented with de-aging his voice; the results were unsatisfactory, so Alex Puccinelli was cast instead, with the idea that his voice in FUD could conceivably age into the iconic tones of Steve Downes' voice. See more »

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Thomas Lasky: I just hear the drumbeat of endless war.
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Very Impressed
20 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm aware enough of the Halo Universe to pick up on most of the references in the series, but beyond the fact that it provides an excellent live action piece of an excellent game series, it's simply a great piece of storytelling all it's own.

The people reviewing this saying it's 'boring for the first 55 minutes' or 'cheap and generic' must be expecting heavy action and constant explosions. And those people will never be satisfied with character pieces, which this most certainly relies heavily upon.

The arc of the characters is phenomenal, and their trepidations about becoming soldiers are real and extremely pertinent to the teens of today.

This series manages to fulfill Halo fans expectations of a glimpse into the universe they love, as well as provide new fans with relatable, intensely realistic characters that allow new viewers to experience this universe for themselves, along with the characters.

Definitely worth a watch. That is unless you're looking for non-stop action, explosions and witty one liners said by Master Chief. At which point, don't bother, because this is so much more than that.


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