5 Mesmerisingtoxina90 | 11/12/2007 | See all toxina90's reviews (162)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 10 Music Reviewer I was very excited for this film (not having played on any of the games) as it appealed to me as a decent and fresh horror. I wasn't disappointed. The story is relatively simple, however unfortunately you would have to watch it again to catch everything and understand everything, but isn't that what makes films worthwhile?Initially I was attracted to the film because of the mesmerising Radha Mitchell. I hate to admit it but she can act (eat my words) and she pulls it off well here. I enjoyed her presence from the horror point of view as oppose to the mother daughter desperation thing. She already achieved that well enough in Man on Fire. Her on screen presence kept me griped from start to finish, and the adrenaline I felt when she encountered various foes is unmatched, she is truly a spectacle, well done.The supporting cast are okay, I liked Laurie Holden,she's an excellent tough chick (if not eye candy) Deborah Kara Unger was also impressive. Alice Krige was brilliant, darkly brilliant.Unfortunately the dialogue at points was lack-lustre, however not as bad as some people put it so ignore this malarkey about it having worse dialogue than Scary Movie, fortunately that is an impossible task. The special effects are superb, Silent Hill and it's creatures are beautifully detailed, captivating, disturbing and immersing. Surprisingly most of the creatures are real actors.I also keep hearing "only fans of the game will like it or understand it" well here's something to smash that annoying broken record, I loved the film and I don't like the games and have no intention of going back to Silent Hill 2 or whatever this was loosely based on, and, for that matter, I understood the film, if you don't-watch it again!Of course this film is not perfect, but, it is a game adaptation at the core, and will be certainly hard to beat.Oh and if anyone else says Scary Movie, Saw or Scream is better than this film (a majority of people who love teen slasher flicks will probably) I will projectile vomit.This is an excellent, clever and a film that immerses you in its dark world, anyone should check out. Be your own judge!