Halo’s Silver Screen Debut Divides Fans With a Controversial Moment – “Shouldn’t Call It Halo!”

Published 03/25/2022, 9:45 AM EDT

The year is 2022, and the world has seen enough poor video game adaptations to fuel the nightmares of generations to come. Looking at you Super Mario Bros. 1993. However, a little ray of sunshine has peeked through the dark clouds recently. With Arcane and the Sonic movie striking a chord with audiences worldwide. But would the Halo show on Paramount+ join these ranks or sit collecting dust in the corner?


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First impressions are in and it seems the show has accrued some intriguing reactions online. The Halo TV show attempts to appeal to both the casual audience and franchise diehards, and so far fans seem to have mixed reactions.


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The Paramount Pictures produced Halo TV shows is finally here

Fans of the franchise would know Halo contributed directly to putting Xbox on the map. This Bungie created title proved to be a colossal success for Microsoft, and has remained a whirlpool of fanfare ever since. Accordingly, it was only a matter of time until Halo appeared on the silver screen. First announced in 2013 around the muddled reveal of the Xbox One, it took its sweet time in the oven.

But the Halo TV show is finally here, and it seems it’s taken some liberties with the lore. Series veterans would immediately notice differences between the show and the source material. And this divergence would affect each person differently, as many review outlets are praising the direction while some fans are less fond of the move. However, one thing is for sure, the show has made a strong first impression.

It’s is jam-packed with brutal, fast-paced action and depictions of blood and gore. Delivering on fan anticipation to see an on-screen Covenant vs Spartans deathmatch, the first episode features a riveting battle between the two factions. However, the show also depicts Master Chief taking off his helmet, much to the dismay of many fans. Safe to say, the show has garnered some mixed responses.

A solid showing.

Bombastic action!

A community divided

It’s a home run for this fan.

That’s some heavy praise.

Oof! That would sting

Books over the show

You had one job..

Not a fan

Not a bootleg space show


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It seems the Halo show has a way to go before it truly wows audiences. But what are your thoughts on the episode? Do you agree with Master Chief removing his helmet?


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Milind Sharma

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Milind Sharma is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate by education, he possesses a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi. An avid gamer from a very young age, he loves open-world RPGs like 'The Witcher' and 'Dying Light'.