A gritty revenge tale of a tormented father (Joel Kinnaman) who witnesses his young son die when he is caught in a gang’s crossfire on Christmas Eve! While he is recovering from a wound that costs him his voice, he makes vengeance his life’s mission & embarks on a punishing training regimen to avenge his son’s death.
With A Silent Voice …Shall Come A Very Silent Night …
WHERE do I even begin with writing about what I saw while watching this? This movie was very heartfelt, raw, emotional, and very depressing. It is difficult for me to say that this was a good and enjoyable film to watch knowing the events that surrounded The Godlock Family and how the story is told. It’s very symbolic; @ least to me how Brian Godlock lost his voice and why the film is titled “Silent Night.” I hope that as you watch the film and become more engrossed in it, it will automatically come to you and you realize it as swiftly as I did. From the previews that were shown to us, we were led to believe that this was just another John Wick action-type film, but it was so much more than that, and with a shocking twist that neither I nor I can bet YOU will even see coming!
Is Love & Grief An Invitation For Pain?
It’s the beginning of the end for Brian & his wife, Saya when they have to witness their only and very young son, Taylor brutally murdered on Christmas Eve while playing outside in their front yard as a happy family when gangsters just started a very dangerous gunfight on their street & their VERY INNOCENT little boy’s life gets taken because of their violence and them not caring at all. Such vigilante violence sickens not only Brian (you can ALWAYS see the look of disgust on Brian’s face when he sees outrageous criminal acts being performed by the gang members esp. when they involve kids) but myself as well. How does that kind of behavior make YOU feel, personally? Brian could not stop seeing his son no matter where we went or what he did and it took a toll on him as it should. His wife could not help him cope or deal with the loss together …so you know what happened there – they divided. Every situation or ordeal doesn’t have the outcomes we would like, but for a catastrophe as these two parents suffered, I could NOT even imagine!
The Silent Night Arrives
Although Brian knows that he has mourned his son as much as he possibly could, and will never stop losing him, and re-living that horrible, and unimaginable Christmas Eve Day memory constantly – he feels in his mind that the only way to avenge his son’s cruel and unfair death is to kill the people responsible for taking away from him the thing that he loves the absolute most. Of course, that would be the immediate reaction of any parent – but who would react to those thoughts racing through their mind in the “heat of the moment” versus planning it out and doing it? To have your child/ren die before you is something that is unexplainable and there are no words for you to witness your child be brutally killed in front of your eyes and not want to do something about it; as well is asking too much from someone and we have all heard the phrase of “violence is NOT the answer.” So, if placed in Brian’s situation, what do YOU do? I would NEVER wish Brian & Saya’s situation upon anyone because no one deserves to be placed in that type of horrible situation!
Silent Night Conclusions With Trav
Silent Night was a movie to remember. Almost the entire movie was depressing because it centered around Brian and Saya re-living the loss of their son and Brian mostly not being able to move on – but all he could do was grieve. It was a very silent night for Brian indeed – and when he came face to face with Playa, the man who took his voice …he saw his son looking up at him – and what decision do you think Brian made when he saw his son? Silent Night is all about decisions, decisions, and decisions!!!