- Release Date:2010-02-16
- In-universe Date:2531 AD
- Series:Halo: Legends
Homecoming is not my favorite of the Legends short film. I can understand that it was created as anime and fits with a lot of asian film traditions, and honestly I don’t have a problem if (SPOILER ALERT) the hero dies. That can sometimes make the plot more meaningful, but in this case everyone dies which only makes the protagonist’s sacrifice completely useless. It makes her choice to not kill her clone and return to the UNSC altogether meaningless, because her death served no purpose.
On a brighter side the cinematic tropes used are well done. The editing back and forth between her reality and her past is well done and doesn’t seem choppy. The character development is also moving (though eventually useless). The animation is clean and consistent with most good anime. The music, though not original to the short film, is well placed and sufficiently moving. Overall, a good film, but it might make you mad.