Monday, October 18, 2010

Second "Ultramarines" Trailer

Now this looks interesting.  It seems earlier rumors about the villains being the Orks aren't true.  There's no Orky dialogue ("ya grotz!") and the only thing remotely resembling an Ork is something seen in the distance during one of the charge sequences.

Meanwhile, the opening speech describes going into battle against Chaos, the enemies are rival Space Marines, some of whom have got scary occult tattoos, and there are references to killing things (people?) tainted by the Warp.  Pretty sure the baddies this go-round are Chaos.  :)

I like Chaos better than the Orks anyway, so no big.

The scene where the single Ultramarine is killing running Chaos Marines with a sword reminds me a lot of the scene in 300 where the Spartans break ranks and lay into the oncoming Persians individually and we see Leonidas dancing around spearing Persian after Persian.

I wonder what's going on with the Chaos Marine helping the fallen Ultramarine up?  Given the mutual hatred that exists between the two factions after so long, it seems a bit odd, but there was a piece of Warhammer 40,000 short fiction I read online involving an Imperial agent undercover in a Chaos Marine outfit who encounters a Marine who has kept faith in the Emperor despite his unit going traitor and dragging him along with it.  If the enemies in the movie are a unit that has gone renegade relatively recently, it'd be more likely there'd be secret loyalists than if the Ultramarines are throwing down with one of the Traitor Legions from the Horus Heresy.

In the trailer, it says "for a limited time only." I do hope they're referring only to the collector's edition DVD. I would prefer to rent the movie before I buy it in order to see if it's any good rather than buy it immediately because it won't be available long.

(Will my local Blockbuster have it? It certainly has a lot of direct-to-video crap and Warhammer 40,000 is a much hotter property, but on the other hand, 40K is a niche market.)

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