collegestudent22 wrote:I actually enjoyed Halo: Legends. And if I have to explain that to you, you might want to skip it.
Really? It drove me nuts. The fact that it's considered cannon, even though it goes in the face of everything that's been set as cannon before (except for Odd One Out, that one is considered parody, not cannon), just had me angry by the end of the movie. While I enjoyed the segments about the history of the Halo universe, outside of Odd One Out my mind just kept pointing out factual errors and all sorts of different issues.
Of course, then it came to light that one of the episodes had been so drastically rewritten from the original that almost no part of the original remained simply because it was considered 'too dark' didn't help either.
New movie suggestion that I saw because of an AMV
: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
It's about a high school student named Makoto who is going through what has to be the worst day of her life. She's late getting up, late to school, there's an exam that she fails, she accidentally drops an entire head of cabbage into a wok of oil and causes a giant fire, and then she falls on her ass delivering notebooks to the science lab. It all culminates in her forgetting that her brakes had just failed on her bicycle that morning; just as she's racing down a hill toward a speeding train, completely unable to stop.
And then, as she's flipped through the air, hovering right in front of the train, already knowing she's dead and unable to do anything about it, she's not. It's a minute earlier, and her bicycle has run into a pedestrian, and the train passes safely without her dying. She discovers that she can jump through time, and she continues to do so. She doesn't want karaoke to stop with her friends, so she keeps jumping to the beginning of it again. She goes back and perfects her miserable day so that she's no longer late, has studied for the exam, and it's another classmate that accidentally throws the head of cabbage into the wok. She continues to do this, just childish things like setting up her friend with a girl who likes him, the entire movie.
But then she begins to notice the consequences. She can't stand to hear her best friend ask her out, so goes back and takes another route home, and avoids him the entire time after even though he's not actually asked her out. She pushes her friend out of the way when a fire extinguisher is thrown at her, and another girl is scarred and injured. And then she forgets that the brakes are out on her bicycle, and her friend takes another girl home on it. Down the steep hill, and, unable to stop, it is those two who are thrown in front of the train to be killed.
The movie revolves a romance that never happens because she time jumps to make sure it doesn't happen. It involves the consequences of every action she takes, no matter how innocent it may seem, and how it begins to make her feel worse and worse. Even though she never does anything as large as to go back in time and kill Hitler, even going back just to eat the last pudding cup has lasting consequences.