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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 daemonic fury these steel battle-brothers must now survive the ultimate enemy: Themselves.
If you're a fan of the Warhammer 40K you already know that it consists of board games, card games, video games and books and I suppose this is one animation you have been waiting for. The movie has already gotten very mixed reviews, if you're a die hard Ultramarines fan, if you loved the books and everything else that was come out then I think you are going to have to have more of an open mind when seeing this film or you are going to be disappointed. I am not going to go into major details as to why some will be disappointed but I can say there are notable differences to the characters and the animation which might even disappoint non-fans is a bit below par. The animation is something that definitely could of been a lot better but other than that I think non-fans will find the story to be entertaining but I would think the main audience here were the fans.
Anything as popular as as the Ultramarines has to be handled with a bit of care because there are many fans watching and waiting to see what the final results are. Now don't get me wrong here, as a non-fan I enjoyed the film but I too felt that the animation was a let down for the most part but other than that I had a good time watching the film but I am certainly not the target audience here. What I can say is that my review is my own opinion on the film as a non-fan of the books ect... so I myself recommend checking the movie out. As for all the die hard fans out there I recommend going into this with an open mind and I am sure you will enjoy the film for what it is. I already mentioned that the animation could of been better but I also want to mention that the voice acting was fantastic, it takes the film up another level.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray, both come with Special Features that include:
Into The Void: Making ULTRAMARINES
Between Chaos and Darkness: The World Of The Space Marines
Creating The Daemon
Animated Graphic Novel - ULTRAMARINES "Prequel"
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
*** Out Of *****