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Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

Would go with 4/10 Overkill, and I worry about the possible complications of diving in too deep. But at least there's pretty lights, even if little variation.

27 (edited by paisley1 2022-04-01 05:35:28)

Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

102 was interesting, but I think this show needs to be marathoned all at once.  Really enjoying the world building though.

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paisley1 wrote:

102 was interesting, but I think this show needs to be marathoned all at once.  Really enjoying the world building though.

Yeah, 1x2 felt a bit anemic... but yes, the set design was lovely!

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Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

I don't want to give a final verdict on it this early in - I feel that despite some of the lackluster elements it still satisfies my thirst for sci-fi that the Halo games have. I would say the show is a solid 5.5/10 so far.

One thing that is bothering me is the Kwan-Ha. Why are all shows fucking focused on a braindead 0 IQ main/support characters?

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Yeah, the show could have been better... I'm not sure if the cast is the issue, or if they gave suboptimal roles/ characters to a good cast. (You can only really know if you saw the same folks in different roles.)

I still give it a 7/10.

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lighton wrote:

I still give it a 7/10.

That's what I would give it too

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32 (edited by paisley1 2022-04-15 18:42:45)

Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

103 and 104 were a 6/10, with exposition of the spartans, master chief, and the life and times of Kwan Ha, lolz. Cortana's voice, or Jen Taylor's voice, explaining and narrating everything just like the game is great to hear, as she's the voice of Halo.  Imagine if they changed the voice of Cortana?  Heresy!  Master Chief doesn't sound like Master Chief though.

I love the Warthog in episode 104.  I don't care what the critics are saying.

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Until Master Chief and Cortana are working together to stop the flood and investigate the many Halo rings (spoiler), he just won't be himself to me....well, that, and he hasn't killed anyone in oh so many episodes. lol

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Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

S1x04 , gotta go with 8/10 . Big sci-fi fan thou, and this show is bringing it for me. Good back stories for the other characters development , GREAT CGI , and story-line is progressing along smoothly.
I will definitely binge thru this again once the whole season is out.
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Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

I know nothing of Halo, but i found this very watchable, the only thing I dont like and find extremely boring is the Asian girl resistance crap. I'm a sucker for sci fi and AI etc so the rest is right up my alley, it also help they casted Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief as he was awesome in American Gods. And from my point of view doing awesome in Halo as well so far.

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S1x05 , WHOOOAA , spectacular , 9/10 , this show is heading for an 11 smile
I have found myself "pausing", or playing at 1/2 speed several times during this season, to soak-in the breathtaking CGI. And this particular episode was certainly no exception.
Non-canon Spartan II super soldier, 6'3" / 191cm Kate Kennedy, KAI-125 , sets her personality free, and towers over other cast and the battlefield.
Diving straight in to the HALO audio-book series now. It's so cool to have SO MANY actual visual references to fancy the imagine.
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Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

I took a look on IMDB and the show is bombarded with negative reviews. I dont get it really, I find the show enjoyable and would give it a solid 8/10 so far with one episode left.

The only thing that still bothers me is the side story, which is neither interesting or fun to watch. I hoped the whole point of episode 7 was to make the annoying Asian lady grow and learn from her mistakes and prejudice, but it didn't seem to do anything really...

Episode 8 was great tho, a bit predictable but I couldn't care less tbh, still fun to watch it unfold. I like when characters can change view points as they gain new information from what they experience. If anything I would like if they stretched out the episode so we got one more before the showdown, so we could see even more character development.

Looking forward to the last episode.

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Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

Moze wrote:

I took a look on IMDB and the show is bombarded with negative reviews. I dont get it really, I find the show enjoyable and would give it a solid 8/10 so far with one episode left.

Well, I kind of dropped it. I found Episode 1 mildly entertaining but then the next episodes felt like cheesy and boring.  I kept on going through episode 6 where I finally gave up. Just couldn't bring up the attention to another "blablabla" of mystic desert people.

Also, none of the actors really carry the show and neither parts of the story are really something which keeps me interested.

Maybe, I give ep7 and 8 a go on the next transatlantic when I ran out of really good stuff to catch up on.

So, I mean it is alright. But nothing where I'm biting my nails for the next episode. But actually those days with shows like Prison Break or 24 are long gone anyway.

I just started rewatching Fringe. That is true entertainment with an awesome cast (John Noble as Walter/Walternate is just out of this universe wink good) which manages to keep me engaged and enjoy almost every single episode and make me want to leanr more and more about the unfolding story arc.

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Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

My only real gripe with the show is that for someone that never removes their helmet (from what I have seen), he is doing it a lot.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
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Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

Moze wrote:

I took a look on IMDB and the show is bombarded with negative reviews. I dont get it really, I find the show enjoyable and would give it a solid 8/10 so far with one episode left.

I also wanted to give it a 8/10, but I can only give it a 7/10. I'm grateful for every good sci-fi show out there, but Halo lacks that 'special something' that would make it a great show.

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fassy wrote:

I just started rewatching Fringe. That is true entertainment with an awesome cast (John Noble as Walter/Walternate is just out of this universe wink good) which manages to keep me engaged and enjoy almost every single episode and make me want to leanr more and more about the unfolding story arc.

Thanks for mentioning Fringe, it was a great show I'd forgotten. I'll definitely start re-watching it as well smile

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Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

I'd give it 3/10, Masterchief is supposed to kill his enemies, not sleep with them.

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Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

Got bored and dropped it at episode 5 or 6 or something, actually, was bored of it long before that (like episode 2) but kept giving it more chances cause I used to be such a big fan of the game. It didn't even bother me that he took off his helmet, that was probably the least of the shows offences.

Apart from the first 5 minutes of episode 1, this was not Halo.

Honestly, I'd give this a 3/10

43 (edited by jimslim 2022-05-19 15:40:48)

Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

Awesome.

Best thing i've seen in ages.

Btw, never played Halo. It was promised for the PC initially, but went 'elsewhere'. I never bothered with it after that.

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jimslim wrote:

Awesome.

Best thing i've seen in ages.

I thought that was sarcasm at first. wink

I wish the show had used more of its potential, but I will tune in again for season 2. smile

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Never played Halo but like the show.

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Re: Halo [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]

I liked it and will check out S2 as well. I haven't played Halo since Combat Evolved on the original Xbox. No complaints, no comparisons, no fucks given. big_smile

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