Just watched the Silent Hill movie. It was a fairly good film, 7/10 from me. I thought the ending was a bit sad, how Rose and Sharon/Alessa could not see Christopher any more and vice versa. I guess Silent Hill never leaves you once you go there. However, the fact that the front door was open leaves me wondering if they will/are slowly return/ing to the real world.
I'm still chipping away at the first game ;)
I actually didn't really understand the plot of the SH movie towards the end though. Can someone clear it up for me? Did Alessa break into two beings, Sharon (good incarnation) and Alessa (bad incarnation)? And why did those church people want to burn her? Did it have something to do with the fact that Alessa never "had" a father?
I went to see Pride and Glory, because I think Edward Norton is a terrific actor. As for the movie itself, I was expecting to see an average cop drama. I was pleasantly surprised.
I could not believe how powerful this movie was. Of course, Edward Norton and Jon Voight performed very well, which is to be expected. What I didn’t expect was that every single actor in the entire movie would perform just as well. From what I’ve seen, Colin Farrell is a pretty decent actor. But I was not expecting a performance like that. He surprised me the most. But as I’ve said, every actor performed phenomenally. The dialogue was packed, bursting with emotion. Anger, sadness, affection, everything was delivered to its fullest.
The plot was very well done. It started as a pretty straight forward killer chase, but it grew into something much deeper. Of course, the plot itself involves crooked cops, drug dealers, the usual. But it is extremely well written and delivered. There are no mysteries, instead the movie revolves around the problems themselves and how they are solved. You get to caring about the characters, good and bad, and by the end, you feel sorry for them either way. I did not expect this movie to draw me to tears, but it did.
Pride and Glory is a terrific cop drama that did not get the advertising it deserved. Unfortunately, so far it seems like it’s going to fly under the radar, but to those who are reading this, I very much recommend you see this movie.
I just saw Saw V, makes the fourth one much better (I hate the fourth one), Spoiler:
gives sence to the hole movies, but still, I thought the character of Hoffman (or watever) was really random and all, but with this movie you really get to know him a bit more, you can't see the fourth one withought seeing this one after, 'cause you'll stay with a bad taste of the plot, UNTILL you see the fith one.
Mega spoilers: Spoiler:
Am I the onlly one that thinks they left it for another one? It's just stupid, I was really happy when I went to see it, I KNEW inside me they wouldn't continue the story; but then they show this box to Jigsaw's wife and she keeps it, you don't see what it's about, and she goes away. Is that the infor regarding Hoffman? And the bad guy is still alive (good thing is you ask me, its a bit original, onlly a bit)
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well i went to the movies with my friend last weekend,we had a choice of seeing death race or max payne, i wish we choose death race.
max payne had some pretty cool scenes and all, but it was kind of weird, and lots of meaningful stares in to the distance scenes, and to many symbols everywhere, like how ther was snow in every scene and then it turned to fire embers when certain things happened, kind of weird.
maybe ill have to play through the games first to get it more.
Last night, I listened to Ridley Scott's audio commentary on the BR Final Cut. Honestly, I could listen to that man for hours. Fascinating stuff, though not quite up to the level of information that Paul M. Sammon goes through on the Workprint. That man knows just about everything about it, and RoboCop too! I was astonished to see him in this RoboCop documentary I watched, talking at length about the actual RoboCop costume. I'd love to meet the man.
I don't really like how they've carried the Saw series on. I think it should have ended with 3. Jigsaw and his apprentice dead. That was what the films were about; Jigsaw. The first film is brilliant, the second one was okay, the third one was good but very gruesome.
The first one really wasn't that bad. The only sick part was towards the end of the film. The story was really good and interesting. Saw 2 and 3 were very sick and I found it difficult to stomach the third one, it kind of ruined it for me, very sick with little story, just for the thrill factor. The first one will always be the best. Nothing on Ridley Scott and Gladiator though, eh?
Anyhoo... tomorrow my school is going on an end-of-term excursion to the movies to see some Rob Schnieder film called "Big Stan". It's a comedy, and I've never heard of it before. Afterwards, I'm gonna part with the school group, and while they swim in a muddy shithole called Lake Placid (no relation to the film), I'm gonna be seeing Quantum Of Solace. Booyah
- The House on Haunted Hill (the remake)
Boring as hell. It's not new to me. It was a lot more interesting when I was like, 12, but this time around I struggled to stay awake and eventually everyone agreed to just turn it off.
Was a lot better than I expected. I'm usually not into Disney/Pixar animated movies.
- Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Were both funny and gross.
I loved it. I thought it was much better than the first film and as everyone will say you can see Del Toro's visionary style which is definitely a plus. My only problem was no explanation for why Liz's flames are now orange and not blue (unless I missed that) and that's pretty much it.