Surprisingly good adaptation. — 5 years ago
I was really surprised with Silent Hill. As a big fan of the games I was worried that the film adaptation would turn it into one crappy jump moment after the next (ala Paul W.S. Anderson’s rendition of Resident Evil). However, the film is far from it. If anything, it’s a really good adaptation of the series, taking the story of the first game and tweaking some things here and there.
The effects help to create the same creepy atmosphere prevalent in the games, and they’re not as far-fetched as they are in other movies. I must say the creature effects in particular are pretty top notch.
The casting was decent enough, though sometimes the delivery seemed a bit off. Otherwise, there isn’t much I disliked about the film. I would’ve liked it to be a bit longer and explore more of the backstory of Silent Hill – without having to resort to a flashback complete with a voiceover narrative – but ah well. There’s already a sequel in the works, so that should do the trick.
Definitely a must-see for horror fans as well as fans of the original series.