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Silent Hill

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:52 pm
by Angelica
Thoughts anybody? Ive seen trailers that look good but my gut tells me it could go very wrong.....

In or out?

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:23 pm
by dr coathanger
All the cool kids are sharing their thoughts about this movie on the Charlie Drown board.

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:28 pm
by Angelica
dr coathanger wrote:All the cool kids .


guess thats why I didnt notice..


:(

Oh hell yes...

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:56 am
by ZXRO
Wow. That is all I have to say. Silent Hill kicked ass all over the place. Creepy, mysterious, and gory, very very well done. I was not the least bit disappointed at all. Go see this movie.

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:05 pm
by Chris Slack
Not bad, but not great. The atmoshere and soundtrack were pretty good as was the cinematography but the CGI gore and some of the bluescreen stuff really brought the overall experience down for me. 2.5/5

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:47 pm
by Remo D
I'm not a gamer, so I have absolutely no input on how this movie compares to the video game experience. I took my daughter and we tried to watch it as a horror movie, plain and simple.

I thought this was two impressive-looking hours of hellishly boring cheese. As fine as the visuals were, there's only so long I can look at a landscape consisting entirely of ashes. A burned out city. Coal fires still burning. Ashes, ashes, we all fall down. And yet when they turn a corner in the hotel? "Looks like there was a fire!" was the line. Brought down the HOUSE, and the audience wouldn't let the movie off the hook from that moment on. Second-best line? "Look at me. I'm burning." (Really? Hadn't noticed.) If any movie did NOT need to last over two hours, it was this one... and I guess you can blame the COMPLETELY superfluous Sean Bean subplot ("Hey, man, there are no GUYS in this script! Can we ADD some?").

Okay--some zippy action and strong gory visuals as we (FINALLY) get to the climax. Acting passable.

Oh, did I mention that it was NOT scary? Not at ALL? Not in the LEAST? It's often as attractive as an oil painting, but black-haired girl ghosts and herky-jerky phantoms just DON'T WORK ON ME ANYMORE!!! OKAY???!!!

Couldn't wait to get out of Dodge, my friends. And my daughter was only slightly more impressed than I was (her friends told her it was "totally cool").

But I WILL say this--people complain that this movie doesn't make any sense? Well, it DOES make more sense than STAY ALIVE. Okay?

Good night.

Lol...

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:06 am
by ZXRO
Did I mention I am a big fan of the game series? It was pretty much the most faithful and well done translation from a series that is slow and mysterious to begin with. I have a feeling this one was really made for the fans.

But you are right about the "Looks like there was a fire" line bringin' down the house. The dialogue was pretty sad.

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:32 pm
by Jonathan
I was scared a couple times. I laughed more than a couple times.



Now, for people who enjoy popcorn, read this:

SHUT THE FUCK UP. How hard is it to place some popcorn in your mouth and chew with your mouth closed??? I was taught that when I turned 3 years old. Fucking scum of society.

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:50 pm
by Angelica
Chris Slack wrote:Not bad, but not great. The atmoshere and soundtrack were pretty good as was the cinematography but the CGI gore and some of the bluescreen stuff really brought the overall experience down for me. 2.5/5



I agree except I would say at least a 3. CGI always throws me off but the atmosphere was great. We were lucky to have a small enough crowd that the quiet moments didn't lose effect.

About the popcorn issue- yea, its gross... why do some guy-guys insist on using their hands like a feedbag and just hold it in front of their face while devouring the massive handful of food? It can't have been that long since they ate. Really. I swear the guy in front of us actually looked at the palm of his hand a few times making sure he didnt accidentally eat it.

Ugh...

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:40 pm
by ZXRO
I hate popcorn. It gets stuck in your teeth, it squeaks sometimes when you eat it, and, at least to me, it smells exactly like hot vomit.

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:35 pm
by Luna C
I thought this movie was well done! I esp loved what they did with the triangle heads! I was scared and I don't usually get scared at scarey movies, I too usually laugh! I never played the game, but I watched it being played. The game kinda really gave me the creeps. I give it a 5/5!

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:53 am
by Clark Chaos
Chris Slack wrote:Not bad, but not great. The atmoshere and soundtrack were pretty good as was the cinematography but the CGI gore and some of the bluescreen stuff really brought the overall experience down for me. 2.5/5


I'm with you, it left a lot to be desired.

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:54 am
by Clark Chaos
Jonathan wrote:I was scared a couple times. I laughed more than a couple times.



Now, for people who enjoy popcorn, read this:

SHUT THE FUCK UP. How hard is it to place some popcorn in your mouth and chew with your mouth closed??? I was taught that when I turned 3 years old. Fucking scum of society.


I hear you Jonathan, drives me fucking nuts.

I had to move because of some stupid bitch, trying to get close with her boyfriend by acting to be super scared, so she had to yell and jingle her fucking keys...

aaaarrggh.

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:34 am
by 4G
I thought it was horrible. Never scared, not tense at all and only a couple good effects. That mixed with terrible acting and constantly overstating the obvious every 2 seconds... 1/5 for me.

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:30 pm
by MaggotExistence
ZXRO wrote:I hate popcorn. It gets stuck in your teeth, it squeaks sometimes when you eat it, and, at least to me, it smells exactly like hot vomit.



DUDE!!!! :metalhead FINALLY!!! Someone agrees that popcorn is fucking gay. I fucking hate the smell of popcorn. I hate the look of popcorn, if popcorn was a person i would punch it. FUCK POPCORN!!:machine:

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:01 pm
by Angelica
MaggotExistence wrote: if popcorn was a person i would punch it.


HAHAHHAHAHA

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:50 am
by Darth Tanner
I wasn't sure about seeing this one to begin with (never played the games), but now I know I'm not missing anything by holding out for video on this one. There are better movies coming out soon that I would rather see like X-MEN 3 and SUPERMAN RETURNS. I would be better of saving my money for those instead of wasting it on crappy movies (especially now with gas getting outrageously expensive!)

BTW Remo, thanks for saving me $6.50 on this one. I know I can always count on a reliable review from you:)

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:18 am
by Kimberly
It was enjoyable...

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:22 pm
by DylanDog
Just watched it last night and tonight and I agree with Remo... way too long. It seemed the entire first hour was them running around yelling "Sharon! Sharon!". I had to shut it off at that point and finish tonight. Fortunately I did like the second half more than the first. Things moved at a much brisker pace, although almost too brisk. I mean, could she have gotten through that maze any quicker? I went into that thinking it would take too long, and it didn't take long enough. Only one obstacle and she just walked right through it. Lame. Oh well, I don't regret watching it, but I'll never watch it again.

Just to add

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:32 pm
by chemical boy
Ok I have seen Silent Hill, and I must say it has some excellent visual effects and makeup plus some trully awsome kill scenes so if that's your cup of tea I assure you no disappointment.
However, don't be supprised if it leaves you saying:
"What the Fuck was that?"
Still you should see it because that's the best way to form your own opinion
don't heed warnings of suckiness go for it be bold and daring!

And as always

Keep it Bloody
C.B.
"Michale don't be afraid to die, Death is the standard by which all things can be judged"
Capitain Howdy
Strangeland:headshot:

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:42 pm
by chemical boy
Dude I had to jump in on this!
We all know where the lard from the Lipo succsion clinic goes don't we?
(excuse the spelling)
Artificial Popcorn butter!
Sides I can never popcorn to work with me it either comes out burnt or tasting like cardboard!
Screw popcorn!
Nothin says lovin like some twinkies and a Coke
Sugar sugar SUGAR!
or a No Fear and a ciggarette
lol
C.B.