Heather lost her mother, Rose, to the strange residents of Silent Hill and now her father has been taken by them as well. Against their wishes, Heather travels to Silent Hill in hopes of saving her father, where she learns more about her past than she ever wanted to know.
Adelaide Clemens (Heather/Alessa), Kit Harington (Vincent), Carrie-Anne Moss (Claudia), Sean Bean (Harry), Radha Mitchell (Rose), Malcolm McDowell (Leonard), Martin Donovan (Douglas).
Heather and her father have been on the run most of her life and now those from Silent Hill have found them and taken her father in an attempt to draw Heather to the town. Desperate to find her father, Heather heads to Silent Hill realizing along the way that reality and fantasy have somehow merged in her mind.
The film starts off a bit slow but picks up pace nicely with plenty of plot twists and interesting action.
Acting was decent with Clemens doing a fine job of taking the lead. Harrington was an interesting addition but felt somewhat out of place at times. Bean contributed well as in the first film, as did Mitchell. Moss was good and creepy, as was McDowell.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were well done and very entertaining throughout the film. It was lovely to see the nurses again! CGI and effects were also good, with CGI being very heavily used. Considering the Silent Hill franchise is born of a video game, heave CGI shouldn't be surprising. Dialogue in this one was horrible. Plenty of lines nobody would naturally use, though they did get the point across. Sound and soundtrack were decent and added to the horror effects.
Overall Silent Hill: Revelation was entertaining and answered some of the questions left from the first film, but it isn't quite as good as the original. Fans of the video game or franchise will enjoy this one quite a bit while others may feel it is nothing more than a CGI fantasy gone wild.
With violence, persistent disturbing images, foul language, and mild nudity save this one for older teens and above.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Horror, Supernatural Horror, Movies based on video games
copyright ©2013 Dave Riedel
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