Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) review

     In trying to find new films to add to the Halloween Horror Movie list, I've been watching stuff I have heard of but haven't seen. +Netflix just added Silent Hill: Revelation  which is the 2nd film based on the video game Silent Hill that was released on the Playstation in 1999 and has had enough sequels to start to get films made based on it.  The first film I actually liked for its visuals that kept true to the games atmospheric horror and a decent story, it's sequel...not so much.  This one does a good job in connecting the first film with its predecessor but it feels rushed and the horror in it was laughable and not it  cool way like Night of the Creeps.

Sean Bean is in this film as Alessa's (or whatever her name is) adoptive father again and I like him as an actor, he was probably the only decent actor in the film.  The story felt so rushed the relationship that develops between the main character, Teen Alessa and Vincent was like watching crazy people have a conversation about something they knew nothing about. Vincent seems to fall instantly in love with her and they haven't even known each other 24 hours.  Wait, I know those that have seen the film are probably correcting me on the girls name but the plot got so confusing it's hard to keep track on this one.  Like, why was Pyramid Head and all the other stuff able to harm other people if its her hallucinations? The cult chasing her, The Order?  C'mon son...you could've come up with something better than that.

It's hard to write a review for something you really didn't enjoy so I'll keep this short.  You can probably pass on this film and just stick to the games if you like the franchise, the story is much better in that medium.  Poor Sean Bean, can't catch a break in anything he dies or gets left for dead in everything he does.