Saturday, December 25, 2010

Warhammer 40K ~ Ultramarines the Movie

Maybe I was just expecting a little too much out of this, but heck it's an awesome movie worth watching. The presentation is spectacular and well sequenced even though it's just 70 minutes. This climax of the movie was indeed unexpected which caught me off guard and I'm deeply impressed with it. The thing that annoys me a little is the slow to action part which is pretty slow indeed. An overall 8/10 for me.

Story and Spoiler (Warning)
Captain Severus of the Ultramarines Chapter receives a distress signal on the planet of Mithron. Leaving the bulk of his company on Algol, Severus sets off for Mithron with only a ten-man squad for support. On the tough and unforgiving surface of Mithron, Ultima Squad discovers that a terrible battle has taken place. The planet's Imperial shrine has been desecrated, and vile evils unleashed. As unseen dangers close in around them, the recruits have to mount a tense and deadly insertion to find any surviving Imperial Fists, and the reason behind the distress beacon.

Well to describe the Ultramarines, they are tough indeed and yet somewhat delicate in between. The reason probably lies on the lack of experience of the new Ultima squad. "Close in, No more drills, no more practice, you are all about to receive the honor of going into combat for the first time as Ultramarines" So not bad for their first battle. I'm quite new to this and I have only played the games so far. The battle on Mithron against the traitor legion, Chaos Space Marines Black Legion is epic.

I was almost convinced that Brother Proteus was tainted by the power of Chaos from the start based on his intonation from the practice against the Veteran Hero, Captain Severus. It is important to obey the Captain's orders. One small mistake of not holding the line and letting emotions run through results in death (Boreas). Ultramarines are not immortals, they can still die. Maybe I expected too much from the perspective that the hero never dies. I was totally dumbfounded that Captain Severus is actually the Daemon Prince Dhar'leth in disguise and using the Chaplain and Brother Niddon as a means of bait was ingenious.

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