Silent Hill – The Movie

May 1, 2006 · Posted in At the Movies ... 

I went to see Silent Hill on Saturday evening and I have to say that I thought it was a good movie. Of course the two other people I saw it with completely disagree with me on that point, so your mileage may vary. I must have made up my own movie as I went along, at least according to them. That being said, I don’t think I will be adding this one to my video collection, even though it was good, it wasn’t great.

The good :

  • The movie looked great (very good cinematography and special effects)
  • The basics of the storyline were good (but see below)

The bad :

  • Very poor dialogue for the main character and no quotables
  • Non-existant use of exposition, when the movie contains a “featurette” almost at the end in order to attempt explain most of the movie, you know the writers, directors, and producers, dropped the ball along the way. If the information in the “featurette” had been dished out as we went along, it would have significantly improved the movie.
  • There were no really scary moments, the movie mostly consisted of some gory moments. (i.e. It doesn’t stick with you like “The Grudge” does. That is definitely a good scare, BTW, and really well executed.)

All in all, I give it a thumbs up in a, “if you haven’t seen it, I would wait and rent it”, way.

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