History Film / SilentHill

2nd Oct '16 8:52:54 AM JamesAustin
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* TheBadGuyWins: It's debatable whether [[spoiler: Alessa is really ''the'' "bad guy" considering that the people she's fighting are the film's BiggerBad, but she's definitely not morally innocuous given her willingness to harm the innocent, and her actions lead directly to the DownerEnding mentioned below]].
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: Alessa is behind all of the horrible things that go bump in the night in Silent Hill, but she's only created her nightmare world to punish the cultists who attempted to kill her]].

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* TheBadGuyWins: It's debatable whether [[spoiler: Alessa is really ''the'' "bad guy" considering that the people she's fighting are the film's BiggerBad, GreaterScopeVillain, but she's definitely not morally innocuous given her willingness to harm the innocent, and her actions lead directly to the DownerEnding mentioned below]].
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: Alessa is behind all of the horrible things that go bump in the night in Silent Hill, but she's only created her nightmare world to punish the cultists who attempted to kill her]].
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* DealWithTheDevil: The hospital sequence with Alessa and Dark Alessa likely symbolically represents this, although Dark Alessa is not actually the devil.
** [[spoiler: To save her daughter, Rose lets Dark Alessa hitch a ride inside her body into the church, knowing she'll slaughter the cultists.]]
*** [[spoiler: This sequence is actually far more likely to represent the Virgin Mary being impregnated by the Holy Ghost, given the several connections between Rose and the Virgin Mary made throughout the film, including an image engraved on her necklace.]]
* DistaffCounterpart: Rose to Harry; the director changed the main character's gender because he felt like the main character of the video game was very feminine already because he cared about his daughter enough to look for her.
** He also felt Silent Hill was a matriarchal world, and wanted to hold true to that theme.

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* DealWithTheDevil: DealWithTheDevil:
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The hospital sequence with Alessa and Dark Alessa likely symbolically represents this, although Dark Alessa is not actually the devil.
** [[spoiler: To save her daughter, Rose lets Dark Alessa hitch a ride inside her body into the church, knowing she'll slaughter the cultists. This sequence is actually far more likely to represent the Virgin Mary being impregnated by the Holy Ghost, given the several connections between Rose and the Virgin Mary made throughout the film, including an image engraved on her necklace.]]
*** [[spoiler: This sequence is actually far more likely to represent the Virgin Mary being impregnated by the Holy Ghost, given the several connections between Rose and the Virgin Mary made throughout the film, including an image engraved on her necklace.]]
* DistaffCounterpart: Rose to Harry; the director changed the main character's gender because he felt like the main character of the video game was very feminine already because he cared about his daughter enough to look for her.
**
her. He also felt Silent Hill was a matriarchal world, and wanted to hold true to that theme.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Alessa is behind all of the horrible things that go bump in the night in Silent Hill, but she's only created her nightmare world to punish the cultists who attempted to kill her]].
8th Sep '16 3:20:33 AM Arivne
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* WouldHurtAChild: The cultists. [[spoiler: The entire plot of the film is set off by their past decision to burn Alessa]], and after [[spoiler: discovering Sharon, they tie her to a ladder and attempt to burn her alive as well]].

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* WouldHurtAChild: The cultists. [[spoiler: The entire plot of the film is set off by their past decision to burn Alessa]], and after [[spoiler: discovering Sharon, they tie her to a ladder and attempt to burn her alive as well]].well]].
* YouCanSeeThatRight: While Silent Hill is in its dark alternate world form, Rose and the police officer Cybil Bennett are pursued by Pyramid Head, who tries to break into the room they're hiding in. Eventually the town returns to normal and the pair leave the room. Cybil says to Rose "You saw that, right? That was real?"

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5th Apr '16 8:03:21 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* SingleIssueWonk: There are droves of people who condemn the movie as garbage simply because [[GenderFlip they made Harry Mason a female]] for the film. Though the excuse the film makers used to defend that choice, namely that they didn't consider Harry to be strong or manly enough to be male, and that in their view it is apparently a more feminine trait to be willing to protect your child by putting your own life in danger, comes across as quite sexist and certainly doesn't help matters.

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* SingleIssueWonk: There are droves of people who condemn the movie as garbage simply because [[GenderFlip they made Harry Mason a female]] for the film. Though the excuse the film makers used to defend that choice, namely that they didn't consider Harry to be strong or manly enough to be male, and that in their view it is apparently a more feminine trait to be willing to protect your child by putting your own life in danger, does comes across as quite sexist and certainly doesn't help matters.
5th Apr '16 8:02:37 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* SingleIssueWonk: There are droves of people who condemn the movie as garbage simply because [[GenderFlip they made Harry Mason a female]] for the film. The incredibly sexist excuse the film makers used to defend that choice, being that they didn't consider Harry to be strong or manly enough to be male, certainly doesn't help.

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* SingleIssueWonk: There are droves of people who condemn the movie as garbage simply because [[GenderFlip they made Harry Mason a female]] for the film. The incredibly sexist Though the excuse the film makers used to defend that choice, being namely that they didn't consider Harry to be strong or manly enough to be male, and that in their view it is apparently a more feminine trait to be willing to protect your child by putting your own life in danger, comes across as quite sexist and certainly doesn't help.help matters.



* WouldHurtAChild: The cultists. [[spoiler: The entire plot of the film is set off by their past decision to burn Alessa]], and after [[spoiler: discovering Sharon, they tie her to a ladder and attempt to burn her alive as well]].

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* WouldHurtAChild: The cultists. [[spoiler: The entire plot of the film is set off by their past decision to burn Alessa]], and after [[spoiler: discovering Sharon, they tie her to a ladder and attempt to burn her alive as well]].
16th Jan '16 6:25:46 AM Sharlee
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* GivingThemTheStrip: Cybil hastily sheds her police helmet and jacket after the Armless Man spews corrosive spray all over her.
21st Dec '15 5:52:18 PM eroock
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->''Mother is God in the eyes of a child.''

'''''Silent Hill''''' is a film adaptation of ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', from the French director [[Film/BrotherhoodOfTheWolf Christophe Gans]] and Canadian writer Creator/RogerAvary, which also draws inspiration from several other ''Franchise/SilentHill'' games (notably ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', due to the film's usage of Pyramid Head).

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->''Mother ->''"Mother is God in the eyes of a child.''

'''''Silent Hill'''''
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''Silent Hill''
is a film adaptation of ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', from the French director [[Film/BrotherhoodOfTheWolf Christophe Gans]] and Canadian writer Creator/RogerAvary, which also draws inspiration from several other ''Franchise/SilentHill'' games (notably ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', due to the film's usage of Pyramid Head).
30th Sep '15 6:37:18 AM GopherBroke
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* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: All of Alessa's appearances save for one scene [[spoiler:immediately before she is burned alive, when she's wearing a white dress]] feature her dressed in a blue school uniform similar to the one worn by her video game counterpart.
14th Jul '15 10:06:26 AM Xythos
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* ReligionOfEvil: The cultists lead by Christabella follow what seems to be a twisted version of Manichaeism dominated by BlackAndWhiteInsanity and obsessive about purity, with no trace of love, compassion or forgiveness.
6th Jul '15 10:37:23 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Silent Hill''''' is a film adaptation of ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', from the French director [[Film/BrotherhoodOfTheWolf Christophe Gans]] and Canadian writer {{Roger Avary}}, which also draws inspiration from several other ''Franchise/SilentHill'' games (notably ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', due to the film's usage of Pyramid Head).

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'''''Silent Hill''''' is a film adaptation of ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', from the French director [[Film/BrotherhoodOfTheWolf Christophe Gans]] and Canadian writer {{Roger Avary}}, Creator/RogerAvary, which also draws inspiration from several other ''Franchise/SilentHill'' games (notably ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', due to the film's usage of Pyramid Head).
30th Jun '15 3:20:20 PM takship
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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: In the Japanese version, Anna Tsuchiya's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FVMfRugQNM "Lovin' You"]] is used.

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: In the Japanese version, Anna Tsuchiya's Music/{{Anna Tsuchiya}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FVMfRugQNM "Lovin' You"]] is used.
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