Anime Reporter hops up and down and tries to remember which button is for throwing grenades before settling down to watch Halo: Nightfall, the live-action film set in the same universe as the Halo video game series. Originally aired as a five episode mini-series, Nightfall serves as an effective prequel to Halo 5.
‘It is the 26th Century.
Prolonged war between humanity and the fanatical alien alliance known as the Covenant has ended with a tenuous treaty.’
Halo: Nightfall is the first release from Animatsu Entertainment and has already enjoyed a great deal of success since its release on DVD less than two weeks ago, reaching the Number 2 spot for new releases in the UK charts and hopefully it’s only the first of many successes for the company.
The film kicks off with Jameson Locke and his elite team of soldiers investigating terrorist activity on the colony of Sedra when a certain alien species familiar to even casual Halo gamers makes its appearance, (although, this is a mercifully brief appearance as the CGI used is unquestionably lacking). What follows is an attack revealed to be more of a test. The Covenant has a new weapon, one which seemingly only targets human DNA, leaving other races alive. Luckily, (or more accurately because after completing their test, the Covenant doesn’t seem too bothered about covering up the evidence or eliminating witnesses), it’s possible to track Read more ›