I would honestly be (pleasantly) surprised if Makee is not present in S2 in some form. Her consciousness was "in" The Halo (or maybe The Domain?) when she was "disconnected" from it, so they could just say her soul is intact and all they need is a vessel for it.
Episode 9: good, but not much
- while episode 1 and 5 have Halo scenes, this was a very Halo episode
- nice twist with Halsey
- bad ending with Halsey. I mean, it doesn't add nothing what she says
- why they still keep taking their helmets off? They could while they're together in a comfy place, like the ship, but not to confront Halsey, dumb director
- if Cortana could control the ship, why she takes too long to do it?
Overall season: weak
Who approved this should be fired. It's too amateur in direction. Has a lazy writing with lot's and lot's of cliches. There's too little from the games and too much from soap operas - romance and sex with Master Chieff?! Bitch, no. Where the fuck is Sargent Johnson? and WHY THE FUCK DO THEY TAKE THEIR HELMETS ALL THE TIME? I'm sure even a prostitute takes more time to undress
Enjoyed that final episode alot more than the penultimate one. It still feels slightly rushed.
I don't care for the first person shooter bits but understand the temptation to do it.
The Halsey thing surprised me too,I think it was the only thing on this show that made me say "shit,now this is interesting"Finale was pretty good aside from some less than great VFX.
+ MC leading a group of spartans into battle, the show needed WAY more of this
+ NO Kwan which was nice. Couldn't be a reaction to the negative feedback so I guess they just realized mid production that that storyline/character was crap
+ MC and Cortana on friendly terms and working together
+ Didn't see the Halsey thing coming
- The big fight scene looked pretty bad. Some very obvious bad CG and fake background and full 3D doubles
- The Makee storyline felt rushed. She went from an evil spy to a MC Fangirl back to a Covenant agent and then dead way too quickly
-At lest keep your fucking helmet on during action scenes !!!!!
Overall I think the season was like a 6/10,
Kwan/Madrigal really went a long way towards ruining things. Not only because that storyline itself was bad, but also because they wasted a lot of screen time on it when they could have used it to develop some of the character arcs and relationships of the core story which ended up feeling rushed.
The biggest bummer I had about this series was they didn’t even get to halo. This series was shit when chief wasn’t in it. Pretty much everyone agrees to that. Get chief on halo, get the story going, let chief be chief. Makes me afraid they don’t have the budget to actually do the halo part of the story.
Did I say "from the start"?Why not control the Pelican from the start? Because they were using a stealth approach! Bringing in a Pelican and just start blasting shit doesn't fit such an approach, having zero idea what they're headed into. And once their cover was blown, why not immediately bring in the Pelican? Because then we don't get the badass stealth infiltration followed by the big action sequence focused on Silver Team. In any series or movie, things MUST happen as they do for plot convenience or to serve the story they're telling.
Damn dude, you write defense blogs here like you're a shareholder of the show.
That's the last thing you want to do, throwing viewers into the Halo immediately. This isn't a videogame. The first thing you do is establish the Halo universe BEFORE they ever find Halo. That's precisely what Halo Reach does. That's basically what this season did. It was an abbreviated retelling of Halo: The Fall of Reach, just with their own twists and turns while also very much focusing on the future of where the series is headed. You teach people what Spartans are, who the major players behind the program are, what was done to create Spartans, you establish the characters who will be playing major roles in the big things to come. You develop and establish the Master Chief as well as the Spartans who make up Silver Team. You show the internal politics of the UNSC and ONI. You show the Spartans in action, showcase how amazingly deadly they are. You establish and give viewers a taste of the covenant and what their motivation and goals are. You do all of this while also giving viewers a wider, all encompassing look at the Halo Universe, you give them a sense of life in the outer colonies as well. You let people see what the outer colonies think of the UNSC. All of this is very important. People seem to not like Kwan's story, but I did because I know how important it is for the series to show us that there's much more than the UNSC and the Spartans out there. This is important to do because often times Spartans will be needing to carry out missions on those same outer colonies. Clearly something big is set to go down on Madrigal, so not establishing it and giving people a taste of what things are like there, and who the people are, would be a tremendous mistake.
There is also a major secret on the planet clearly.
The Halo needed the build up it got this season. Its importance has been made tremendously clear. Just dropping the viewer on there wouldn't have had the same impact as what was done this season. I think the Halo is going to be a whole lot easier to realize in the show than some realize. I think they're gonna nail it.
I think all the mcu movies after the first avengers movie have all been pretty shit.Being a different universe isnt an excuse for lazy/shitty writing or complete character assassination in attempt to make change just for the sake of it.
Halo 5 had a better plot than this season and that campaign was a 4/10 *at best*
This is not like comparing marvel to mcu, the mcu at least has excellent writers/directors for their more pivotal movies. this is more like giving a beloved franchise to a group of people who have no idea why the series was so beloved in the first place. Like when toho gave the rights of godzilla to sony/tristar so they could make godzilla ‘98.
Which Thanos? Infinity War or Endgame one?I think all the mcu movies after the first avengers movie have all been pretty shit.
The way thanos is written, now that's some shit tier writing.
Go back and look at your last responses. Youre literally defending everything that people don't like. I noticed a similar behavior in the Infinite thread.
I'm disagreeing with, in my view, some silly or inaccurate takes that try way too hard to find any fault at all no matter how small, thus missing the forest for the trees or the larger picture. The worst offenders are the ones who say this isn't Halo, only to find that they don't seem to know much about Halo really AT ALL. One dude claimed the Chief was fighting two Spartans in his Pajamas, clearly not understanding how advanced that Mjolnir undersuit actually is. But the word Pajamas was literally in his alias, so he must have an affinity for them or something. Other times my critiques are perfectly innocent and just me offering a different take. You say I defend everything people don't like, but I've seen a trend of people having to counter everything people like with something hyper negative. So that goes both ways. When you like something you're actually willing to engage and talk about stuff with people who point out what they perceive to be as mistakes.
Also, the last thing I need are tips on what's good and what isn't from some people who thought the Uncharted movie was so fantastic.
I think all the mcu movies after the first avengers movie have all been pretty shit.
The way thanos is written, now that's some shit tier writing.
I am however enjoying Halo a lot. There's some poor writing in places, but nothint I can't ignore.
The insignificant shit some people will get up in arms about though. Holy shit. Reach city is an issue? That's something to get upset about? Really?
As someone who's been playing Halo since it first came out over 20 years ago, who gives a shit?
Thats fine, but you come off like a defender of all things halo. Just realized you were the same guy doing this in the Infinite thread. Oh well.
You're gonna live forever and your brilliant plan for those one time use stones is to kill half of all life.Which Thanos? Infinity War or Endgame one?
Endgame's one was butchered and I'd agree with you there. And let's forget the What If version...
That a bit an uncharitable way of describing his goal, don't you think? He wasn't out to kill just for the sake of it.You're gonna live forever and your brilliant plan for those one time use stones is to kill half of all life.
Doesn't matter. It's a stupid idea that would fix nothing and eventually the universe would be right back where it was. Put simply, nothing he did had the power to prevent the shit from happening again.That a bit an uncharitable way of describing his goal, don't you think? He wasn't out to kill just for the sake of it.
In his mind he was trying to prevent what happened to his homeworld(?) happening to the rest of the universe(things falling into ruin and decay when there's many mouths to feed) and was seeking a balance. Now I ain't saying there's no holes to poke in his philosophy but he was consistent in his determination and actions towards achieving his goal. In Endgame he just went full villain mode without much consideration what drove him in IW.
We weren't show the full extent of the ruin that he witnessed of his homeworld but we can infer it left a deep impression on him and shaped his believes that what he's doing is ultimately for the "greater good". With that in mind, I can't just write him off as an idiot with just too much power(in IW at least).
It would've been interesting if an MCU character pointed out to him that he's just delaying the process and see what his response would've been. But who knows, him buying more time before the universe falls into ruin because there's too much life might've been good enough for him.Doesn't matter. It's a stupid idea that would fix nothing and eventually the universe would be right back where it was. Put simply, nothing he did had the power to prevent the shit from happening again.
A short sighted plan from an endless being.
Permanently reducing fertility might not be as sexy, but would go much further to ensure the use of the stones actually had permanent effect.
I heard alot about this TV series but didn't watch yet.
Hey kid, go fuck yourself.One dude claimed the Chief was fighting two Spartans in his Pajamas, clearly not understanding how advanced that Mjolnir undersuit actually is. But the word Pajamas was literally in his alias, so he must have an affinity for them or something.
Watched the first Ep. Rather enjoyable. The kids getting their legs blown off etc. was hilariously violent.
I played many Halo games, but always considered the lore cartoony with the wacky chipmunk noises the small enemies made was really off-putting so have nothing vested in the lore. Glad this is aiming at a mature audience.
See how it goes.
Im guessing season 2 will start with the covenant assault on reach, and will introduce noble team. Then the rest of the season will loosely follow the plot of the first halo game
Honestly, f*ck CBS for copyright claiming negative reviews on Youtube. Think of Angry Joe what you will, but strong-arming independent content creators into submission sucks.
It only tells me that CBS is well aware of the lousy quality of its own show.
From Trek to Halo, CBS has finally realized their inability to produce a decent show, so they started silencing critics instead.
Honestly just watch a highlight reel on YouTube. You're not going to miss anything. If you do watch the episodes just fast forward to what you think are the good bits as they fly by. They're few and far between so your gut instinct will get you seeing the 5-10% of the show that is actually worth watching.Struggling to get past the 4th and it’s been weeks. Bland, soulless, c tier writing.