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Just Passing Through
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Who cares, the original film is one of my favorite movies and critics slammed it. Though, keep in mind, not nearly as hard as other video game adaptions. Considering the fact that the new film is meant to be stand-alone, the quality isn't going to be dictated by the first in any way, for good or worse. I see it doing better than the first critically, though, even if just a bit.

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The video game movie with the highest RT rating is Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Yeah, I'll let that one sink in a bit.

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KiramidHead wrote:
The video game movie with the highest RT rating is Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Yeah, I'll let that one sink in a bit.


Roger Ebert gave it a 3.5/4.

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Garmonbozey wrote:
Considering the fact that the new film is meant to be stand-alone...


It still IS a sequel! Bassett just said that he would explain things in this one well enough that it isn't absolutely necessary to see the first one in order to understand what is going on in this film. So use the term - "stand-alone" more loosely than your comment implies.
But I agree that the first one was a good Silent Hill-ish experience and this one should take the cake...Critics be Damned!!!

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KiramidHead wrote:
The video game movie with the highest RT rating is Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Yeah, I'll let that one sink in a bit.

Yeah, and we know just how great that movie was. :| Advent Children never stood a chance.

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To be fair, as bad as The Spirits Within was I learned to appreciate it a bit more after seeing Advent Children.

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I thought Mortal Kombat was the best-reviewed video game movie.

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Droo wrote:
I thought Mortal Kombat was the best-reviewed video game movie.


It has a 34% on RT compared to the first Silent Hill's 29%.

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I've never understood the reasoning behind not screening things for critics. It sends a very powerful message that the movie might suck, and critics are still going to weigh in with negative reviews once it's out. What's the point?


This is a tactic utilized by the film industry to lure in viewers opening night, before the reviews start pouring in. If the rumor is true, (most likely)we're going to be subjected to a mediocre rendition of SH:3.

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Chuckles wrote:
Droo wrote:
I've never understood the reasoning behind not screening things for critics. It sends a very powerful message that the movie might suck, and critics are still going to weigh in with negative reviews once it's out. What's the point?


This is a tactic utilized by the film industry to lure in viewers opening night, before the reviews start pouring in. If the rumor is true, (most likely)we're going to be subjected to a mediocre rendition of SH:3.


Again: horror films are often not screened for critics. While yes, it is sometimes an indicator of how a studio thinks critics will receive a film, this is more of an issue with the genre and not indicative of the film's quality.

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Droo wrote:
I thought Mortal Kombat was the best-reviewed video game movie.

It kinda sorta deserves it.

That said, it was a completely unnecessary film. Mortal Kombat already had a movie version: Big Trouble in Little China. :)

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The critics received an advanced screening for Sinister, which fared well. I do agree that this is generally associated with the horror genre, but it's not always the case(and this is correlated to the fact that they want audiences who value what the critics have to say to show).

On a another note, what can you expect from the studio distributing Stephanie Myers's The Host?

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If the rumor is true, (most likely)we're going to be subjected to a mediocre rendition of SH:3.

And where did you hear that rumor? :P


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Who cares? I don't really give a damn about it, to be honest.

Won't post my reasons because you clearly don't give a damn, too.

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The original link, posted by Droo, indicates the film isn't going to be screened to critics.

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But it doesn't proof anything, really - as others have already said.


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Doesn't mean I can't speculate.

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Hardly surprising. The trailers and adverts have been less than stellar, and after the first film, my hopes aren't high. Honestly, I love SH, but in recent years Downpour and the associated comics have turned out to be diamonds in a lot of rough.

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Orestes wrote:
Honestly, I love SH, but in recent years Downpour and the associated comics have turned out to be diamonds in a lot of rough.


Speak for yourself. Blandpour was a low point of the series for me.

Shattered Memories is the only really good SH game since The Room in my opinion.

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Since this rumor has obviously been laid to rest due to the recent ads citing prescreened reviews, shouldn't this topic now be closed?


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