Thursday, December 5, 2013
Warhammer 40k: Ultramarines movie
I never played the Warhammer 40k tabletop game but i do read the lores of the series which is massive and fascinating despite being over the top. So it has been more than 20 years that the 40k running as tabletop games and naturally being one of the biggest of its kind, they should have a movie adaptation which they got few years ago. So the first CGI movie of 40k features the poster boy of Space Marine which are Ultramarines AKA Ultrasmurfs not my favorite but probably the most well known Chapters in the public. The story is very straightforward, a group of Space Marines goes for their first real mission as fully fledged Space Marine where they are rescuing fellow Astartes from another chapter and things happens as they are facing Chaos Marines and a Demon Prince in the mission and two of the Ultramarines will become heroes from this trial. If you are going to watch the movie, don't expect the animation quality is as good as Hollywood stuffs or even on par with Dawn of War CGI considering the animation quality of the movie is barebones expecially the background, though the power armor details of the marine are quite nice. I can't really say the movie represent 40k series as a whole really well since it only focus at Space Marine Vs Chaos and none of other major factions from 40k like Eldar or Ork that makes the 40k Verse massive show up at all. But still if you are Space Marine players i think you will like the movie but still this is not a good gateway to the series.