It's not often you get to see under the helmets of your fellow UNSC military soldiers. But this first episode in a new series of live action films digs deeper into the lives, struggles and drama of the cadets. It serves to humanize a war you may have partaken in for over a decade.

And it's surprisingly good.

It almost reminds me of Battlestar Galactica in how it explores personal relationships, dramatizing a tense situation. Anything that reminds me of that show is ok by me.