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Move Over Jackson, Fincher's Got Halo (Sort Of)

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | October 22, 2012 | Comments ()

But not to be put off by the lack of a film, Microsoft is making a fourth Halo game. I will fight to the hilt about video games being just as powerful a narrative art as film or prose, but for the life of me I don't understand the big deal made out of Halo. I played the first two, enjoyed them, and don't remember the slightest thing about the experience. They're perfectly enjoyable shooters with a set of cliches cribbed from a dozen different stories tacked on as a semblance of a plot. It's a poor man's Mass Effect, and there's nothing wrong with that. The average enjoyment lets us really appreciate the brilliant entertainment.

So David Fincher got brought on board to make a trailer for Halo 4, which seems like putting out your Grandma's silver for a TV dinner. Here it is:

I mean it's fairly intriguing. But it's not like it has a Tears for Fears cover, which is really the only true measure of a great video game trailer.

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