Dumb, laugh-less, scare-less, brainless, visionless, kind of racist, and fucking terrible all around. You can skip this one. A real waste of time.
Visually stunning and narratively audacious, Silent Hill is a horror film that's both conceptually bold and viscerally terrifying. The film smartly builds its terror on the psychological and the sociological, making the fear it generates deeply rooted in the burrows of the mind, of the subconscious. It also tells the story of town and its demise from economic decay, religious hysteria, environmental corrosion, institutional misogyny, and the authoritarianism of mob rule. To be honest, while there aren't any towns with…
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A major disappointment. I was a huge Edgar Wright fan. I loved all his prior work. But I can't abide this film. It feels like Disney tried to make a Michael Mann movie with all the problematic-ness that that entails. It feels like a film made by people who drive on the right side of the road when they play GTA. Everything is so pompous and phony and safe with the story being completely divorced from any kind of reality.…
A deep and soulful experience about the divide between oneself and the world around them, about having forgotten who you were and not knowing who you are now. A film about the struggle to believe in something grander beyond one's inner world and trying to find a better, more fulfilling life than the one you are stuck in. A film about the struggle to connect oneself with the others in the world and the difficulty of trying to stay true…