Time for some fandom heresy: I love this movie. However, I’ll try to look at it objectively for this review.
Box office figures courtesy Wikipedia.
Laurie Holden really brought Cybil to life.
Cybil has a lot of heart in this movie; her attempts to reunite Rose (Radha Mitchell) with her stepdaughter Sharon (Jodelle Ferland) were written in a more personal context than the game version of Cybil’s attempts to reunite Harry with his stepdaughter, Cheryl. In this movie, it is implied that Cybil has a deep connection with her mother (motherhood is a big theme of the movie, to an extent that almost makes you wonder if the people behind it have daddy issues).
Cybil has a lot of heart in this movie; her attempts to reunite Rose (Radha Mitchell) with her stepdaughter Sharon (Jodelle Ferland) were written in a more personal context than the game version of Cybil’s attempts to reunite Harry with his stepdaughter, Cheryl. In this movie, it is implied that Cybil has a deep connection with her mother (motherhood is a big theme of the movie, to an extent that almost makes you wonder if the people behind it have daddy issues). In terms of replicating Cybil’s look from the game, an impeccable job was done.
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The art has changed, so I guess this is the second “issue”. It has its own foibles, as we’ll soon see. Doug looks pretty different now; a little younger with longer hair in some panels, and like Christopher Eccleston to distracting degrees in others.
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Doug realizes that he has a hunger for the story he’s currently obsessed with. “The kind of hunger that physically hurts.”
Clara says that Whately had a room with her, until he abruptly left last night. Doug wants to examine it, but Clara refuses because it wasn’t tidy enough. Bug problems.
Clara explains that Whately had strange comings and goings late at night, and that strange smells wafted out of the room. One night, through the open curtains, she saw him watching some BDSM play between a man and a woman dressed up as doctor and nurse.
Back in the present, Clara somehow casts a shadow shaped like Pyramid Head.
“Only it wasn’t her shadow. Not unless she had a head shaped like a pyramid.”
Clara described the doctor and nurse; she believed that they worked at Brookhaven Hospital.
Doug walks through the park to clear his head, but he sees a couple on a bench. At first, it looks like they’re kissing, but on closer inspection, she’s ripping his throat out. He’s still moaning and sighing like he loves it. Doug doesn’t know what’s worse; if he isn’t actually seeing it, or if he is.
At Brookhaven, he asks about the doctor and nurse, but all that the nurse behind the reception desk can talk about is food. Doug starts to realize how so many of the people he’s encountered lately are hungry for something.
Nurse: “I like sushi. And pepperoni pizza. And steak…”
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Silent Hill: Hunger
This is the last Silent Hill comic that Scott Ciencin wrote. It was featured on The Silent Hill Experience UMD on the PlayStation Portable (the whole thing is on YouTube, however, if you don’t feel like tracking down the UMD and the handheld). It’s a motion comic.
One upside of being on a UMD is that Hunger actually features songs from the games (Silent Hill: Dying Inside was also turned into an MC with a soundtrack). Can confirm that these comics read better with the music, though it’s not enough to elevate them into must- buys.
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Resistance: Fall of Man
Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Release – JP: November 11, 2006
Release – NA: November 17, 2006
Release – EU: March 23, 2007
This was Insomniac’s first game for the PS3. This FPS takes place in an alternate history 1951, with the US and UK allied against a new enemy: the alien Chimera.
The main character is American Army Ranger Sergeant Nathan Hale. He had a resistance to the virus spread by Chimeras that usually forced the infected to undergo mutation.
Nathan gained the ability to heal quickly, as well as enhanced strength and reflexes. Cosmetically, the color of his irises changed to gold, just like most Chimera.
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