Sunday, January 28, 2007

Tolkein based the Elves in Lord of the Rings on the Welsh

What is it about Sean Bean that makes me want to watch a movie just because he is in it? Is he that good of an actor? Does he play characters that are that interesting? No, not really.

Do you remember Silent Hill? Good. Take that story, replace Silent Hill with Annwyyn (Welsh heaven apparently). Replace Christabella and Pyramid Head with The Shepard. And replace Sean Bean with Sean Bean using an Irish accent. Then set the whole thing in Wales. At this point you will have a movie that is a lot like Silent Hill without being nearly as visually interesting or enjoyable.

I'm not kidding in how similar the two stories are, and I would say that The Dark was a blatant rip-off if not for the fact that it came out in 2005, before Silent Hill.

Daughter goes missing, mom crosses over into another world to find her. Dad meanwhile stays at home conducting a search based in "reality". There's a kid who looks like the missing daughter. Even the ending was similar to Silent Hill.

Look. JUST LIKE Silent Hill

The thing is, I really dug Silent Hill. I didn't much care for The Dark. It wasn't a bad movie, it just suffered from being too similar. I think that had I not seen Silent Hill, it might have been a much more enjoyable movie.

The Dark gets 4 sheep jumping off of a cliff out of 10.


Anonymous said...

Um... Sean Bean is a tyke, ie from Sheffield, Yorkshire and in some films his original accent is what you get to hear. Not the slightest bit like Irish. ;D