Artificial Continuum

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The title is bizarrely fitting for this weird piece of anime. It's not part of the Halo canon and is was intended to be a comedy, but even with that its just a bizaare ten minute short.

We have Spartan 1337, a weird little defunct Spartan which seems like he belongs in an episode of Naruto. Well Spartan 1337 is stranded from the rest of his team on a planet after Master Chief and Cortana leave him behind. After screaming a bit he meats three children dressed by cavemen, and is attacked by their friendly dog like pet tyrannosaurus rex. Yes, they have a t-rex. Trust me, it just gets weirder. Meanwhile, a random Covenant prophet sends out a mentally retarded genetically enhanced gorilla thing to attack the Spartans, and the gorilla starts wreaking havoc on people. Theres some bizaare action sequences, and 1337 ends up meeting the cavechildrens older siblings who live with a computer in a log cabin. So then 1337 and the older siblings go have a kung fu battle with the gorilla. Then a spaceship turns rainbow color and shoots the gorilla with a lazer gun and everyones happy again. Oh yeah, Spartan 1337 gets carried away by a pterodactyl.

I'm not sure what to think. This is certainly one of the strangest things I've seen in a while. It wasn't necessarily funny. The jokes it made were blatant and unfunny. I think I found more humor in just how bizarrely over the top this cartoon was.

Score: -B (A fun joyride of crap)