Best Game Movie Adaptation Yet! (by SadisticCaberet)
I'm not sure what the original comment leaver saw last night, but it certainly wasn't Silent Hill.I saw a critic screening last night, and must say I was highly impressed. As a fan of the games, and anything related to them, my faith has been firmly established in Gans and Avery, and I can only wish for sequels.The atmosphere was perfect, the acting was on point, the creatures were amazing, well, everything was amazing.The town itself looks just like the town we love, and it's almost like coming home again. You'll see what I mean when you finally get to see the film.Just be <more>
prepared for a disturbing, bloody oh man, the blood , and genuinely creepy ride.I'd say more, but giving spoilers would be like slapping you in the face.Go see it!
Silent hill isn't a horror movie its a nightmare drama (by fox_hound1980)
For everyone who has seen or is going to see or is thinking of seeing silent hill, do not go into it thinking ohhh its going to be a scary movie,,, because its not suppose to be. Its for intelligent drama based crowds who like good visuals, story line, acting, and mystery. This isn't doom and this isn't resident evil, this is a well written drama/mystery that happens to be very disturbing in its visual and story. People who have not played the game go see it with an open mind and not look at it as a video game movie because even without the game it could stand on its own as a great <more>
movie. So that said, if your looking for pop crap gore then don't see silent hill, if your looking for a memorable movie you well think about for years to come then do see silent hill. WELCOME TO SILENT HILL....
This movie was amazing. Beginning to end it had me drawn in. This movie breaks the rules and thinks outside the box...and gets away with it. Maybe not a blockbuster, but definitely a cult classic :D To other reviewers: Please, do a little research before you cut the movie off at the knees. 1st off they're not Christian fanatics, they're another cult. Secondly, not everything is movies are based on real things. Certain things can be completely fictional. The movie was made to have that dream/nightmare feel. It was an amazing movie if you actually paid attention to it, and I'm sorry <more>
if your feeble mind cannot comprehend what is going on. As for the part where they tell you the back-story, it had nothing to do with anyone not knowing what was going on. Konami as well as Sony loved it so much they didn't cut anything. That is why the movie is so long. Not to mention this is a European FILM!!!! Japanese horror, European writers and actors with few Americans yeah some of the actors were but they don't write the film . The movie is supposed to make you sit back and go "what the ****??" when things randomly happen...that's what Silent Hill is all about. This isn't your run-of-the-mill horror "horny teen" slasher film which unfortunately is what's most popular in America . If you can, go to a matinée where you can watch it without all of the people who think they're in MST3k and all of the people who feel the need to talk to the screen. The story is deep, really deep. The ending is tragic. And if you still don't get it, it doesn't mean the movie sucked...it just means you don't get it.
Excellent Video Game/Movie crossover (by LupinsGal2004)
Someone said worst movie ever- dude- ever see UltraViolet or Scary movie? Please easily those are the worst movies that should NEVER have been made.However. this movie was excellent. I have a feeling the person who gave this movie one star was someone who did not play the video game, maybe even did not realize it was based on a video game. I can see how this movie could present a problem to those who are non-gamers. However Most of my friends never played the game either, and they still enjoyed the movie very much.I wasn't as disturbed by the changing of the characters as I thought <more>
I'd be. Harry Mason to Rose for Example. I totally understand how Harry wouldn't cross over well. while he was a cool character From a girl perspective he was kind of a wuss. lol.the actors they picked to portray the characters were superb. they did a very good job portraying the intensity, the scary and sometimes disturbing nature of the movie.I saw a sneak peek where most of the movie goers did a lot of gasping and clutching of their friends or dates, covering of eyes... it was a pretty creepy film, and the only horror movie that actually got my pulse to race. Normally I hate horror movies because they're more ridiculous than scary.but this movie was scary, well acting, well written, and I loved the monsters. It was much more realistic to use people rather than complete CGI characters. it made it more creepy. I liked that touch. Definitely proves that old school can be more scary than technology. Although they don't completely ignore the modern day novelties. Its a perfect combination of both.Pretty much- I miss Harry- I can understand why they did away with him I'm glad it wasn't for a stupid reason like them wanting a tough cigar smoking buff man chick thinking that's "P.C." but the character changes work, the actors in their parts work, the script works, its creepy, its scary, its a great movie. Some who have not played or haven't heard of the Silent hill games may not get it... but for the most part, I think most should enjoy this movie, gamers and non-gamers alike. This has to be one of my favorite movies this year.
Finally, a good, accurate game/film crossover. (by phayke)
First off, the downsides: Some parts of the movie seemed a little drawn out, the film was two hours, and at certain times, you could feel that. It's far-fetched, and I can imagine some people rolling their eyes at the storyline, and there WILL be some people walking out saying "that was a stupid movie". As many people responded to Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Of course, some of them will be saying that in response to the sheer amount of gore and violence, which brings me into the 'upsides': This movie certainly had it's 'wow' moments with shock, <more>
anticipation, and gore, especially near the climax. Scenes and even alleyways and monsters from the games were almost identical. If you've played the games you will get a lot of deja vu. For example, the camera goes crooked at exactly the same time and place it does in one of the scenes in the game. Also, a lot of the sounds and music tracks from the games are used, and so are the monsters. The entire feel of the games is preserved in the film, and you will have trouble keeping your feet on the floor the entire movie. The creepy presentation works, and if you haven't played any of the games, this movie will scare you in new ways.
First of all I have to say that I've only played the SH1 game, so I'm not as knowledgeable about the whole SH mythos as others.I tried going into the movie with the most objective attitude possible, which was very difficult since I loved SH1 and played it all the way to the end.No doubt about it, Silent HIll is a dark movie with a layered plot. However, I don't see why so many people have said that they couldn't understand it. IF you were paying attention throughout the entire movie, there's nothing in it that's not understandable by the end. It's obvious why Rose <more>
is looking for her daughter, it's obvious that the daughter has a mysterious past the parents don't know about because she's adopted, it's obvious what's going on with Rose's husband Christopher and why their paths don't cross much, and the ending is self-explanatory, even if you haven't played the game. Of course, it's not Halloween or Friday the 13th, which in my opinion have very linear plots and spell everything out for you. Like I said, it's layered. You have to read between the lines and think a little bit about what's going on.Silent Hill, the movie, is mostly a visual experience. It could almost be understood without any dialogue, but I don't mean that in a bad way. It's a stunning film that had my eyes glued to the screen the whole time I almost didn't want to sip my drink so as to not block the screen. The acting is top-notch. Pyramid Head one of the SH gamers' favorite creatures only appears twice, but both appearances are worth their weight in gold or should I say, blood . It almost fully recreates the atmosphere of the game and I say almost because there's really no replacing that first-person, interactive experience you get in a video game ; however some gore and violence could keep people who are not hardcore horror movie lovers or averse to blood and disturbing images from liking it.Only one possible drawback, and I hope I'm wrong on this, but the lack of a major male character in the movie could hurt it at the box office. Sean Bean's role can hardly be called a leading one, as he appears more sporadically and for less time than many of the women in supporting roles.That aside, Jodelle owns the role of Sharon Da Silva. I also like Alice Krige as Christabella. She portrays the role of insane religious fanatic very well and the ending of her character is as good as it gets in an R-rated horror movie.Atmosphere, good acting, good direction, intelligent plot with a message, gore and violence, emotional situations and frightening revelations, this movie is the complete package for the discerning horror movie fan.All in all a very satisfying movie. I'd give it a 10 in the genre, and an 8 overall, so I'm splitting the difference to a 9.P.S. Support the "WE WANT MORE R-RATED HORROR MOVIES" campaign! Go see it!
This movie was simply incredible. To all Silent Hill fans, I say, yes, PH was nothing more than a fanboy favorite and they changed the storyline a little from the first game, but I have never actually felt dread like I did in this movie when I heard the air-raid siren indicating that "the darkness is coming". I actually remember feeling the same dread while playing the game. The ending, while a bit of a letdown due to a lack of definite closure, was definitely very Silent-Hillesque in that it had a certain meaning that IS possible to find if you look closely enough into the <more>
clues.Phenomenal movie, I suggest you see it ASAP.
Fans of the game will enjoy this film! (by ehousden)
Fans of the game will enjoy this film. Critics should be impressed with the set design, effects and cinematography; but I'm afraid most of them will miss the boat entirely. As far as a game to film translation, this is one of the best ever made.There are scenes in the film that are direct recreations from the game. Sounds, music, colors and even meticulous set design that pays homage to the game series. In as far as a horror film, there were scenes in this movie that are incomparable. Really disturbing, solid moments of horror.Pyramid Head is this decade's Pinhead. A new cultural icon <more>
to be feared, and loved.Good movie. Keep an open mind, and enjoy. This is one of those films that actually deserves its R rating. Don't take the kids, unless you're into the whole "terrible parent" thing.
Thank god for the return of R-rated horror (by skaje22)
Wow. Silent Hill marks the return of well-written, well-acted, R-rated, balls-out, minimal use of CG horror. Did I mention it's R-rated? After months of PG-13 crap like Stay Alive, we finally got a movie that actually seems to stretch the limits of the R rating when it comes to gore. This movie drips and splatters blood. The use of CG is surprisingly low. Most creatures are really people in costumes, but it's so realistic yet strange that you almost think its CG. The movie is well-casted. Instead of, say Sarah Michelle Gellar they went on a limb and casted Radha Mitchell, who's <more>
biggest role so far has been in a minor Woody Allen movie. She carries the movie and does a fantastic job. They casted someone named Laurie Holden for the role of Cybil the cop, and she impressed me. Sean Bean as the husband is pretty much the only well-known actor in the movie, and he's basically a secondary character though he does fine for his role .Did I mention this movie has gore? In one lovely scene, Pyramid Head first rips off the clothes of a woman, then rips off her entire skin in one piece and hurls it at a closing door, which is just open enough that a spray of blood splatter the main characters. Oh yeah...Pyramid Head is awesome. When he first goes after Rose and Cybil, shoving that 10-foot sword of his through the door, I pretty much crapped myself. He really only has those two scenes, and they never do explain just what the heck he is, but as the movie already breaks 2 hours, they probably didn't have the time.The whole movie is kind of like that. Most of the monsters you see just show up for no reason without explanation. And the story does get a little confusing near the end, but not too much.The changing of Silent Hill between fog-time and Hell-time, is really well-done, and never fails to amaze and frighten, especially when it's preceded by that siren.The movie ends with a bloodbath in a church that will shock all but the Japanese. The amount of blood, and the way in which it is sprayed around, is really quite nasty.