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  1. Isn't this the http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1679332/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 that was released in 2010? Or is it a new movie inc? I recognize the scene in the clip, so think this is the old one. =(

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  2. Yep it's the old one that made almost no sense and had magic Chaplain weapons and really cliche characters. Except the Apothecary, he was unexpectedly smart and awesome in this movie. Shame no one paid heed to him.

    These aren't black library or even GW marines. These are movie marines.

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    1. Also you can find the whole movie on the internet.

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    2. Well, that's the most of this movie that I've now viewed. Still not impressed, however I also wonder what is the deal is with the chaplain acting like a Librarian?

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    3. His Crozius Arcanum channels his faith for the crazy attack. Probably ancient pre-heresy technology maybe some kind of volkite discharge.

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  3. Such a bad movie. So horrible.

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  4. I also bought the Blu-Ray movie a year ago. What's new about this one?

    And this scene... Christ... They must have seen this criticism come. How could they make it so simple!? Did they have two minutes to come up with an idea!? Make the Chaos Marines charge in like Orks or Tyranid... Thanks a lot for not caring a bit about the Warhammer 40k universe. I hope you either learned a lot or never be allowed to touch this franchise again.

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  5. The opening 2 minute cinematic from Dawn Of War is a million times better than this abomination. Why the hell did they not get someone of that caliber to produce it?!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNQkMVVdekg if not seen it.

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    1. My favorite part is when his backpack disappears(the, you know, fusion power plant) and his suit doesn't power down.

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    2. And yet it is still a million times better than this dirge that looks like it was made more than 20 years ago for a cable channel. UM the movie is just bad and that is me being nice about it.

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    3. Because GW put next to no funding into it and just left Codex to it.

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    4. That doesn't excuse how badly it was made.

      Fact GW even endorsed it after seeing the quality is baffling.

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  6. My problems with this movie are many - it was SUCH a low budget movie.

    1. Dan Abnett supposedly wrote this? I can't believe that.

    2. Chaos Marines are now mindless and charge at you to get into close combat, and are obviously fearless and have no sense of tactics.

    3. A small team of Marines led by a Captain with an Apotecary? Yeah that is likely. Its like one squad.

    4. Ultramarines are a pretty damn pure strain of geneseed. How did one become corrupt, and not only an Ultramarine, but a damn Captain!

    5. No way a Captain gets beat by a Rookie. Not ever.

    6. Worship of the Emporer non existant, seems most worshipped the Thunderhammer.

    7. Only 1 squad of Marines on a Battle Barge? Really?

    8. I havent seen this movie in so long I forgot all of the other reasons I hated it.

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    1. By my count, there was a command squad and a tac squad, and for some reason the sergeant was riding in a speeder. It wasn't a barge, it was a strike cruiser, but those can hold at least a company. The chaplain cast Avenger for goodness sake...
      As for low budget, that's not true really, they spent 3/4 of their budget on paying the voice actors all of which are fairly big names, and for the facial recognition software. It would have been cheaper to get ILM to do it and make a good film.

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    2. "The Stormrod - Arcane Crozius of Tharhant is a sacred staff of office and a weapon used by Carnak, a Chaplain of the Imperial Fists' 5th Company. It is a master crafted Crozius Arcanum capable of channeling the Chaplain’s stoic faith into energy to deadly effect."

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    3. If you got the limited edition, it came with an exclusive mini-graphic novel which explains the size of the movie force. The Ultramarines were in a campaign against the Tyranids on Algol when the distress beacon was detected. Those Marines were scouts who were to undergo the final stages to be able to use Power Armour. Those were all that the campaign force could spare to investigate.

      Also, the Captain wasn't corrupted, he diedand the Daemon Prince claimed his body and started masquerading as the captain.

      I personally loved how they put so much effort into the scenery - most of it can be instantly recognised from the tabletop.

      I also have never read in my six year's worth of gaming that Chaplains actually hit people with their Crozius. Yes, they're treated like power weapons, but I don't recall ever reading that they were used like the equivalent weapon. Just as there are many versions of the Boltgun, there may be many different Crozii which all work differently. How it's used in the movie is fine by me.

      There are many things to consider before giving flak to something, both on-screen and behind the scenes. I wouldn't just go charging in with my opinion, especially on this kind of topic. I do agree however that it seems odd that Natfka has brought this up: the film's two year's old, there are already BluRay and digital versions.

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  7. "...The next step was; let's get Dan [Abnet], and see if he can write a screenplay."

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  8. It's the best 40k movie I've ever seen though.

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  9. My friends and I really enjoyed this movie. It was good for what it was and is still better than 75% of the movies on Netflix

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