Re: Yo Shrike
What can I say... I am looking forward to this, but I know it won't satisfy my Silent Hill needs. Just like the first movie did not.
I love SH. The story of SH2 is especially recognizable. It just seems that in the first movie they missed much of what SH is all about.
It's not about it being hell. It's about it being hell for certain people only. Pyramid head has no place in either movie. Nor do the mannequins for that matter.
For those that did not know, Silent Hill shapes around people's character. In SH2, for example, (spoiler alert) we had James as a lead guy. The mannequins and the Red Pyramid (later called Pyramid Head) are all creations of his guilt and it alone. No one else should be seeing the Red Pyramid. In Silent Hill 3 (spoiler again) Vincent tells Cheryl (Heather) : They look like monsters to you? Because clearly, they do not look like it to him. He is a cult fanatic of the SH female god. He sees them who knows how. Probably as saviors, angels or the like.
What I am trying to say is that the movie makers did not get the essence of SH. And that is kind of the most important thing.
What I don't like is the church and the whole sirens coming from it thing. The sirens were actually the part of SH mystery. You SHOULD be wondering why and where from are they heard, since right after them, the town changes. The said changes do not occur randomly as in the movie, too.
I love that Akira Yamaoka is still lead in the music department though. His departure would mean no real Silent Hill, and I am not joking. The man is a legend.
That being said, I know I will be disappointed, but I am still looking toward the movie. Reason being, even though they missed the point, the first movie was fine. I can even say I liked it (except for some horrible scenes but whatever).