|I’m just about done blogging about this movie, but there are a few things that I want to note.
Kotaku notes that contrary to most impressions, most of the imagery in Silent Hill is not CGI. I was surprised to learn this as well. It turns out the FOG is done with CGI, though? This is odd, since fog was one of the very first special effects ever developed, and we’re actually pretty good at that one.
The difference between the impressions of gamers and non-gamers is quite dramatic. Kotaku comments on this as well.
A few random reviews from around Technorati:
Rotten Tomatos shows that only 24% of the critics liked the movie. However, among the cream-of-the-crop (the favorite reviewers) the movie gets the big 0%. A shame, but more or less what we expected among people who hadn’t played the game.
My previous post on odd entries in the casting list.
My post on game elements that were depicted in the movie.
My first impressions on the movie.
UPDATE: I want to add the everyone mentions how useless the Sean Bean (the father) storyline is, and how it’s a distraction from the main plot. It doesn’t add up to much in the end, and doesn’t impact the outcome of the main characters.
I think the whole reason for these scenes is so we can see the bright and sunny world. The fog of Silent Hill is always more unsettling after coming back from the real world. Still, wasting a half hour on this part of the movie just so we can have a nice visual contrast seems like an awful abuse of the viewer’s time.
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