When her Heather Mason’s father (Sean Bean) disappears, she is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares of Silent Hill that have plagued her since childhood.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Blazing Minds Film Review
Now I do have to start off with saying that I really enjoyed the first Silent Hill movie back in 2006 and although it wasn’t one of the best video game to big screen adaptations it did keep me gripped and I loved the creatures in it as well as the atmosphere of the film.
So you can imagine how excited I was to learn that a second movie was coming out and it would be in 3D, the trailers for the film had gone for sometime before some of the recent films I’ve seen and the 3D looked like it was going to be great.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Go To Hell, We’re Already Here
Sitting down with my 3D glasses on Silent Hill started, so far so good, but then it took a turn for the worse, don’t get me wrong the special effects and some of the creatures are all nicely done and the nurses in particular are freaky, but the film just lacks the punch that it needs to keep your attention.
It rolls along without a care in the world, you start to lose interest in the character as they feel very one-dimensional with any lack of emotion that wants you to give them pity in the predicament they are in.
With the introduction of the Vincent (Kit Harrington) in to the mix the film just wants to try to be better than the first and sadly dear readers it fails,there are those bigger names in the film with some little cameos such as Carrie-Anne Moss and Malcolm McDowell, but Silent Hill doesn’t have that fear factor.
Silent Hill Revelation may be a big one for the pure die-hard fans of the game series, I was talking to one earlier this morning and they were saying that this second film is actually the third game, so I wonder if that means that a third Silent Hill film will be the second game!
The 3D in the film isn’t bad, in the brighter scenes it works well, such as the ash that is floating around in Silent Hill, a scene where some fingers are lobbed off, only to fly towards the audience and a moment when blood splatter hits the screen and just sits there with the action behind it.
But lets face it, are you going to see a film just because it’s in 3D or are you going for the film, for me it’s the latter and no matter what you do with the “gimmicks” a film has to be good to grab your attention and keep you content with sitting through 94 minutes, sadly this isn’t!
There is a scene in the film with the return of Rose Da Silva (Radha Mitchell) which done in such a cheesy way that you start to think to yourself, “seriously, did you guys really need to put that in”. It seems that the writers just wanted to throw it in so they could explain stuff to an audience that by this time, doesn’t really care.
Overall Thoughts For Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
If you are a die-hard fan of Silent Hill then this is going to the film that you want or need to see, don’t expect it to be as good as the first and certainly don’t expect to be on par with some of the better video game to big screen adaptations, but on the other hand at least it’s not a Uwe Boll film!!
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