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Captures the true spirit of the game - I am a very happy fan
on 4 March 2014
As a fan of the game I really appreciated the way they kept that true spirit to the game, which is creepy to say the least. the music was strongly linked too, which was a character in itself. It is not as scary as the games (scary as hell) but I really enjoyed the visuals and the soundtrack is superb. The gender change was clever I thought. Its not the dad running around looking for his daughter, they switched parents, so the mother is on her own trying to figure out everything while trying to avoid being taken out by nasty twisted creatures. Radha is just so bad ass in this. I have always loved her but she really works it in this.
What I am most happy with is that they put in the alley way scene at the start of the movie and actually did an ok job of it. In the game it is a gazillion times scarier but it brought back some good memories. Anyone who has played the first game will always mention that fist part when you hear the sirens go off. every hair stands up and then they just slam you will the worlds scariest soundtrack. Pure genius. Even the camera angles and directions are the same, it actually lifts up over her as she runs past and goes back down from behind her. I loved that.
Speaking of the soundtrack, the tracks include songs from games 1-3 and they are all amazing. you can buy them for all games and bring you deeper into the world. the one thing about the games is the amount of emotion involved. All three games (in particular the 2nd one)has very sad and tragic stories. I am very happy they gave Lisa some screen time because her case actually made me very sad along with many gamers out there. That's how much you care about the characters.
This movie is a fun ride, depending on what you call entertainment. It is a bit twisted and some parts are quite extreme but so is the game so if you don't mind images like nurses with no faces, children with twisted heads and screaming.....you know things like that, then there shouldn't be a problem. Ooh and the barbed wire part...holy moly that had me crossing my legs.
This is still one of my favourite movies.....just for that one quotes...
"To rid the world of this demon - WE MUST BURN THIS CHILD!" - "look at me....im burning"
The extras are quite good, there is a long "making of" feature that shows you all the people that are in the costumes YES THEY ARE ALL ACTED OUT. It is amazing to think that each creature had its own "driver" and actor. I would absolutely recommend buying the dvd to see how this movie was made, especially the part with the nurses. Omg wow so cool. Pyramid head is in here and the "lying creatures" or armless man. SO SO CREEPY!
The entire cast is amazing in this, every single one whether good or bad, they all just added to the whole movie. This movie has a very strong female leading cast. they are a bunch of power houses, every single one. Poor Chris did what he could haha.
Absolutely fantastic movie.