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Old 21-09-2013, 21:59
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Is this any good? it looks like my sort of movie.

I loved the video game. And Radha is one of my favourite actresses, very underrated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5mT5LhbRJw

And is number 2 any good?
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Old 21-09-2013, 22:01
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First movie was average, second was laughably bad. Tbf the town looks really good and if you're a fan of the games you'll enjoy hearing the music in the film, but like Resident Evil it just doesn't work on the big screen. Just my opinion though...
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Old 21-09-2013, 22:06
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Cant say I really remember the storyline clearly now, but I do think it was very atmospheric. Some of the early confused madworld scenes(cant think of anyway else to describe them) were pretty effective imo.
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Old 21-09-2013, 22:14
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First movie was average, second was laughably bad. Tbf the town looks really good and if you're a fan of the games you'll enjoy hearing the music in the film, but like Resident Evil it just doesn't work on the big screen. Just my opinion though...
Silent Hill is much better than the Resident Evil movies - mainly because it sticks somewhat closer to the feel and look of the games. The Resident Evil films were action movies based on survival horror games; ideally, they should have been B-movie types, which is what the original Playstation games were modelled on.

The first half of the first Silent Hill is very close to the plot of the first game (discounting the main character's gender). It loses a little in the second half because it explains too much (whereas the original game was more confusing and disorientating) but it was a solid film and I think it did the game justice much more than any other video game adaptation.

The second movie was very campy and OTT, but I hear it follows the plot of the third game (which I've never played) very closely, so chances are if you liked the game you'd like the movie.
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Old 21-09-2013, 22:50
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Silent Hill is much better than the Resident Evil movies
You forgot to put "in my opinion" after that sentence. Not that I disagree, just sayin'
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Old 21-09-2013, 23:33
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Cant say I really remember the storyline clearly now, but I do think it was very atmospheric. Some of the early confused madworld scenes(cant think of anyway else to describe them) were pretty effective imo.
I agree with this.

The sequel was a waste, but worth seeing if you want to see the conclusion-ish.
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Old 21-09-2013, 23:33
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I didn't know Silent Hill was a actual place. Kinda scary.
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Old 21-09-2013, 23:41
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If you've played the game it's fun to see parts of it recreated and hear the score.

As far as the film goes, it's solid for an hour then disappears up its own backside. All the atmosphere and creepiness built up by the start is ruined by the OTT effects and hammy performances which appear in the third act.
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Old 21-09-2013, 23:44
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I didn't know Silent Hill was a actual place. Kinda scary.
It's a fictional place, created for the game (and films) only. Unless you were talking about Ashiodozan, the supposedly original source of the game's inspiration?
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Old 21-09-2013, 23:54
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It's a fictional place, created for the game (and films) only. Unless you were talking about Ashiodozan, the supposedly original source of the game's inspiration?
I just read it here

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...52434380,d.bGE


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Old 22-09-2013, 00:03
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Well I really liked the first one - one of the better creature horror films i've seen IMO. Second one was, of course, terrible, but there was something about the first one I just really liked.
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Old 22-09-2013, 01:03
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I enjoyed both films, but the first one was better
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Old 22-09-2013, 08:22
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I'd agree with much of the opinion here. Very atmospheric and close to visual style of game. Don't remember much about sequel; is that the one with the really weird climax? (Dark Alessa?)
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Old 22-09-2013, 09:51
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I haven't ever played the game and didn't know much about it when I watched Silent Hill.

I found it entertaining and for the most part, intriguing.

I still haven't played the game and I haven't seen the second one.
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Old 22-09-2013, 13:16
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I have never played the game but I really liked the movie Silent Hill. I thought it was atmospheric and well done and the attention to detail was much better than I expected, given that it was a game crossover with guaranteed fan base. Often the makers of such movies are tempted to rest on the laurels of the franchise. Not with Silent Hill.
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Old 22-09-2013, 14:13
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You forgot to put "in my opinion" after that sentence. Not that I disagree, just sayin'
Be it ever so humble.
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Old 22-09-2013, 21:53
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1st one is very good. Not seen the 2nd yet
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Old 23-09-2013, 13:20
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Is this any good? it looks like my sort of movie.

I loved the video game. And Radha is one of my favourite actresses, very underrated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5mT5LhbRJw

And is number 2 any good?
It's very good. The switch over to alternate Silent Hill is pretty much spot on in the creepy stakes as in the game.

It was on tv again recently and reminded me what a hottie Radha Mitchell is. Not to mention Laurie Holden. Hubba hubba.

I had no idea there'd been a sequel mind.
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Old 23-09-2013, 13:48
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Silent Hill is much better than the Resident Evil movies - mainly because it sticks somewhat closer to the feel and look of the games. The Resident Evil films were action movies based on survival horror games; ideally, they should have been B-movie types, which is what the original Playstation games were modelled on.

The first half of the first Silent Hill is very close to the plot of the first game (discounting the main character's gender). It loses a little in the second half because it explains too much (whereas the original game was more confusing and disorientating) but it was a solid film and I think it did the game justice much more than any other video game adaptation.

The second movie was very campy and OTT, but I hear it follows the plot of the third game (which I've never played) very closely, so chances are if you liked the game you'd like the movie.
This is very true. And if you actually think about all the woeful movies based on games, it is pretty good. I do love the cast: Rhada Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden and Alice Krige.
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Old 23-09-2013, 18:04
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This is very true. And if you actually think about all the woeful movies based on games, it is pretty good. I do love the cast: Rhada Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden and Alice Krige.
Alone in the Dark has to be the worst. It doesn't even have the 'so bad it is good' offering. To all people who say that Hitman is the worst, you don't know what you're talking about. Take a look at Alone in the Dark and tell me if you still say Hitman is the worst. Damn you, Uwe Boll.

I think the best popcorn film adaptations are Silent Hill, The Prince of Persia and Tomb Raider. I had zero expectations when I watched Doom, but it took me by surprise by being a somewhat decent adaptation. I think mostly because I liked some nods it make to the game. A mildly entertaining action B-movie, basically.
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Old 23-09-2013, 22:13
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The first left me feeling violated, extremely disturbing. Brilliant though...
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Old 25-09-2013, 15:03
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It's very good. The switch over to alternate Silent Hill is pretty much spot on in the creepy stakes as in the game.

It was on tv again recently and reminded me what a hottie Radha Mitchell is. Not to mention Laurie Holden. Hubba hubba.

I had no idea there'd been a sequel mind.
Radha Mitchell was in Pitch Black too also good acting very underrated actress.. and cute too
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Old 25-09-2013, 17:03
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I enjoyed the first Silent Hill and Resident Evil.

The laser scene in RE is pretty cool - especially at the end!
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Old 25-09-2013, 23:21
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Old 26-09-2013, 00:03
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It's certainly open to interpretation, but my take: No.
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