Monday, September 6, 2010

Silent Hill Review

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I never played the Silent Hill games. I start by saying that because the movie I watched for review, is none other than the movie adaptation to the very popular video game, Silent Hill. Since I didn't play the video game, although I knew of the video game, I can't comment on whether or not it's a faithful adaptation. On the other hand, I am a horror movie fan, and one that can hate on a film better than the Angry Video Game Nerd can sum up his hatred of bad video games...or not.

In 2006, video game fans wer treated with a great deal of creature design, CGI and dare I say horror when Silent HIll hit theaters like a freight train hitting...I dunno...a puppy?

The plot?

What plot?

This movie moves so fast trying to explain things and showing you visual horror cues that by the time you realize what's going on, you just don't care. There are character popping up and moving the plot along that really makes no sens, and that's being generous. Maybe the reason why the film's plot is hard to follow is because I never played the video games. For those that absolutely need an explanation, the movie comes down to a simple kidnapping/dream plot about a family going to "Silent Hill" and finding out what happened there. Repressed memory? Identity crisis? Dream sequence? It's all here in a variety of metaphors.

I usually ask or question the validity of film being scary, and this one is not worth it. I just couldn't get behind any of the plot points and can not believe that this movie was made with such a terrible pace.

The only thing this film has going for it is the visual style. Despite being heavily CG, there is a nice touch to it, however, it is not worth saving the whole film over. I'd much rather have latex and rubber suits than to seeing CG only film. This movie sucks. I didn't like it, and despite the fact that I own it, I'll just remain one of the negative reviewers to talk about this film.

On a larger scope, I recommend it to those that are looking to see "EVERYTHING" like I am. I'm a man of great longing to see everything, and at one point wanted to own every horror film, but now? I am broke, and just don't care nearly as much to own it all. See it all?

I'm game.

Silent Hill is not great, but maybe if you're high or drunk you'll enjoy it. I don't advocate either....but eh...what are ya going to do?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're crazy! I Love silent hill!

Anonymous said...

I don't like your opinion on silent hill. You must be really boring.

Anonymous said...

The first time i saw this movie, i was sitting alone. what i wasnt excpecting was the town being silent hill. however, this wovie inspired me to write my own silent novel based on a young boy. Silent hill is an amzaazzzzzing movie! ~16 year old girl~

jervaise brooke hamster said...

"Silent Hill" was a real surprise to me because i genuinely thought it was one of the best films i`ve ever seen (literally). By the way, i want to bugger Radha Mitchell (as she was in 1991 when she was 18, not as she is now obviously). I just realised Jodelle Ferland just turned 16 so 2 years from now i`ll be desperately wanting to get my knob up her bum as well.

Mikki xaxaxa said...

Silent Hill the movie turned famous because of the game, and the game turned famous not because the gameplay, ppl liked the storyline, and what is that storyline, well it is hard to resume in a comment but the point is that the story was complex and interesting, being based in real facts of ocultism, don't know like the Flauros or Geomancy or thje olympian divine angels from Arthur Edward Waite's "Book of ceremonial magic" and stuff like that so it is so fuckin enigmatic that you start getting curious about many things (unconciously), you know there's info about it but you just ignore it and assume the position of someone who actually believes in this esoteric bullshit that is putted in an interesting way in order to make you feel some kind of horror like you don't know what is this all about, what is going to happen, who is good who is evil, anyway the other part is the "cheryl issue", well the movie is too "HOLLYWOOD cliché type", in the end of the game theres even a crazy baphomet goat thing killing everyone with lights and sparks, even cheryl was supossed to die or reborn, and at the end you don't know what is going to happen, all you know is that if that would be real it would be scary..my opinion the movie was a li'l good because they putted "some" few things of the game, and just that, it could be way better..