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Halo: The Fall of Reach 

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Animated series adapted from the original book, Halo: The Fall of Reach. It's an explanation and backstory of the shaping and creation of Spartan 117, The Master Chief.
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Series cast summary:
Jen Taylor ...  Dr. Catherine Elizabeth Halsey 3 episodes, 2015
Steve Downes ...  Master Chief 3 episodes, 2015
Michelle Lukes ...  Deja / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Britt Baron ...  Linda (Adult) 3 episodes, 2015
Travis Willingham ...  Admiral Ysionris Jeromi / ... 3 episodes, 2015
John Eric Bentley ...  Lt. Ops Station / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Todd Haberkorn ...  Fred (Teen) / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Cole Jensen ...  John (Child) / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Francesca Manzi ...  Kelly (Teen) / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Ashlen Bullock ...  Linda (Child) / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Richard Cansino ...  Mendez 3 episodes, 2015
Dane Jameson Dane Jameson ...  Jorge / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Hynden Walch ...  Kelly (Child) / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Matthew Waterson ...  Captain Wallaci / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Ethan Sawyer Ethan Sawyer ...  Colonal Watts / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Izabela Vidovic ...  Linda (Teen) 3 episodes, 2015
Antony Del Rio ...  Samuel - 034 3 episodes, 2015
Damien C. Haas ...  John (Teen) 3 episodes, 2015
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Feature film based on the popular video game, Halo.

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Animated series adapted from the original book, Halo: The Fall of Reach. It's an explanation and backstory of the shaping and creation of Spartan 117, The Master Chief.

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An Unstoppable Threat. An Unthinkable Sacrifice. See more »


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Jorge-052 from the Halo: Reach video game makes a small appearance early on. See more »

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Red vs. Blue If Done By 343
14 March 2016 | by sammie_sambalSee all my reviews

I am one of many who has read the novel on which this movie is based off of and which I loved so you could say I went in with high expectations. I would be lying if I said i didn't have any. I will however say that I tried to lower those expectations and be open to a different view. Besides, book adaptations are rarely if not ever better than in it's original form simply because our own imagination plays a mayor role in it. It's hard to live up to those standards which are different for each and any individual.

Unfortunately lowering my standards was not merely enough to be able to enjoy this movie. I would even say that if it weren't for me being a fan of the source material I would've given it an even lower score and it might have even scared me away from the franchise completely. The only thing that actually kept me going was me liking the universe the books created and my interest in how the team behind this production envisioned this prelude to the Halo games.

And that's why it baffles me so much that it's this bad because this is coming from the people that have the property in their possession and who work on the current games in the franchise. Everything is there and checks out, from the original voice actors down to the lore, even small details like the HUD indicators from the games, and yet they have managed to produce a lackluster representation of an otherwise great story written by Mr. Nylund with stiff voice-acting and even stiffer animation work that resembled something closer to in-game graphics from last generations game consoles than anything. If I didn't know any better I could be fooled in to thinking I was watching a not so funny episode of Red vs. Blue. I know and agree that looks aren't everything but then at least get the emotion part right one way or another, especially because The Fall of Reach is one of emotional heavier tales in the franchise, if not the heaviest.

The movie adaptation of the Fall of Reach ended up being quite a disappointment to me and I wasn't even expecting all that much of it to begin with, and to make matters worse, to top it all of, we didn't even get to see the full story. We have seen Reach, but the falling bit as mentioned in the title is a big part of it too. Either 343 didn't think so or this is a 2 parter.

All in all I can't recommend this to anyone. And if you're a fan and you're as curious as I was though, take my advise and put the book on your nightstand before hand.


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