Ultramarines

Ultramarines

A Warhammer 40,000 Movie

Blu-ray Disc - 2010
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In the grim darkness of the 41st Millennium, the only force that stands between humanity and alien hordes are the genetically enhanced super-soldiers known as Ultramarines. But when a select squad of scarred veterans and raw recruits responds to a distant planet's distress beacon, they'll discover that a horrific evil has been unleashed. And amidst a living nightmare of chaos, carnage, and demonic fury, these steel battle-brothers must now survive the ultimate enemy: themselves.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2010]
Edition: Blu-ray
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (77 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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gra13509
Feb 16, 2017

I hope they make another film this was a good movie and its cgi, but it was worth the watching.

multcolib_rossb Apr 04, 2016

Surprisingly entertaining! I admire this movie for keeping it simple: space marines go on a mission, battles ensue. The action is exciting and fun, but the movie also spends time building tension. And the whole thing is over in just a little more than an hour.

The computer animation is a kind of weird/creepy when it tries to render a human face, but it's really good at depicting guns, demons, and space marine armor.

I give this one two power-glove thumbs up.

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Sgtsoupie
Dec 22, 2014

Hugely disappointing film that does not appeal fan and non fan alike. Do not believe in one of those call "positive" review and comment especially in the front cover when it comes to translating the 40k lore to feature length.

Considering dan abnett, the demigod by all fans in the novel series, the lore in this one has gone completely wrong nearly on par with cs goto books. Ranging from inaccurate intro that says space marine are the only one in the chaos and xenos way to how the chapter and squad operates. The one takes the cake is saying explicitly that ultramarines are the greatest of them all which angers allot of fans as the ultramarines had already a poor reputation of being too boring and such way before this.
It gets worse, the space marines in this one are all acting like an imperial guardsmen as opposed to being a astartes with cenutries experience and often do the most idiotic action. the biggest example is captain severus.
As an ultramarines they are, it is seriously disrespectful and 100% wrong and the squad even the captain mentions nothing of following the codex astartes strictly or make tactical moves based on it.
Plot is what you expect from most horror and sci fi films, a basic rescue mission gone wrong and have to survive and ends in the ship. characters are flat and forgettable with only proteus, verenor, severus, and pythol you need to care about while the rest is expendable and they are really easy to recognize armor decorates and weapon wise which most people complained. Other characters are imperial fists include chaplain carnak and brother nidon. Villains is chaos as usual except there is no real named villain other than a daemon prince
Slow pacing, action revolves either shooting without tactics or engage in sometimes clumsy manner. Space marines dies in few hits, again as though they are imperial guardsmen. Chaos in this are basically khorne berserker except stupider than the orks while the daemon is ten times stupid as it always like to hop and hide.
Animation can ranges from decent to really poor. That includes visual lighting and damage details inflicted on the space marines.
Voices are mixed. Proteus voiced by the person who has past experience with 40k game namely fire warrior does a good job while severus voiced by terrence stamp is godawful. Best voice performance is carnak voiced by john hurt who is known to played dallas in 1979 classic alien film.
Music and sound however is excellent even though the footstep and the damage sound of their armor are pretty inaccurate.
The dvd inlucdes prequel comic that explains how severus formed the squad and why he only takes one squad instead of entire second company during the fight against tyranids. Again written by dan abnett. Not the best in general, but better than the actual film story and writing wise.
Overall, avoid this. You better off reading dan abnett horus heresy novel featuring the ultramarines called "know no fear". Otherwise read graham mcniels ultramarines novel series, they are much much better no lies. Also played warhammer 40k space marine that features titus as the better second company captain.

kevfarley Sep 18, 2014

I'm not a fan,.. and the "40K Universe" doesn't do it for me. But the lively animation and awesome art-work alone make this film an entertaining and worth-while journey.

lasertravis Sep 16, 2013

Above average animated sci-fi flick. Good voice acting. Fully compatible with the Warhammer 40K mythos/setting. Violent and fast paced after a kind of slow start. One issue for me was that all the Ultramarines looked so much alike that it was hard to tell who was doing what. Still pretty cool, though. Definitely worth seeing if you are a Warhammer fan, worth seeing as a sci-fi fan if you don't mind animated films.

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