Silent Hill: RevelationClosed Captioning
Michael J. Bassett
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Return to a place of insanity and blood-curdling chills in this shocking sequel to one of the most surreal and gruesome horror films ever created. Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have always tried to stay one step ahead of the malevolent forces intent on their destruction. But on the eve of her 18th birthday, a dangerous revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in a nightmarish landscape forever. Based on the hugely popular video game series and written and directed by Michael J. Bassett (Deathwatch), it’s a psychological trip into absolute terror unlike anything you’ve ever known.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 55
- Fresh: 3
- Rotten: 52
- Average Rating: 2.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The distinction between actors and special effects shrinks ever further in the video game-turned-horror film Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, which reduces its human players to plastic action figures in tired genre settings.
Rotten: An ugly, assaultive collection of jump-scares.
Rotten: A cheaper, cheesier sequel that's worse than its predecessor on every level (save being a half-hour shorter) and takes no special advantage of the stereoscopic process.
Rotten: It's never a good sign when the trailers playing before a film have richer, more complete narratives than the feature you've paid to see.
AN ENTIRELY POINTLESS SEQUEL IN EVERY WAY
Watching "Silent Hill: Revelation" is a lot like going through one of those haunted mazes at a theme park during Halloween. There's a ton of creepy visual effects to go around, but no comprehensible storyline or interesting characters to keep any sort of interest for an hour and a half. Of course in an average haunted maze, none of that matters, but when a film becomes so engrossed in delivering rampant bloodshed and random jump scares that it simply forgets to add in a decent plot with a likable protagonist, that's when you know you have a terrible fright flick on your hands. Nothing in this movie makes even the slightest bit of sense, and this is coming from someone who saw the first "Silent Hill" and enjoyed it. Sure, you can point out that the story continues right where the narrative of its predecessor left off, but that doesn't excuse the fact that the screenplay is filled with some of the blandest, most boring horror scenes in any horror movie ever made. But at least I can give the visual effect artists some credit. They evidently did put at least some ounce of effort into their work, unlike the cast. It's pretty sad when not even a talented actor like Sean Bean can turn in a good, or at least memorable performance. And don't even get me started on the embarrassingly bad dialogue spoken throughout the film. Case in point, I don't think I've ever been as bored from watching a fright flick as much as this terrible sequel to a mildly entertaining movie. It's nothing more than a mindless barrage of generic murderous monsters, unbearable main characters, and derivative, uninspired storytelling. If that's your cup of tea, then I guess there's no stopping you, but unless you enjoy watching mindlessly mediocre video game adaptations, skip this dreck at all costs.
A decent sequel
When seeing this movie I wasn't hoping for to much so I wasn't disappointed after the movie was done. It's was by far the closest video game movie adaptation I had seen since the first SH unlike other game to movie adaptations like Blood Rain & the Resident Evil series. It overall had the same plot as Silent Hill 3 just boiled down. The only real problem with this movie was that it was boiled down. I think if Bassett had made this as long as the first SH it would've been a better movie & to make the movie longer all he had to do was add more exploration from the game, but other then that I enjoyed this movie. So I think it was again the best video game-movie adaptation since the 1st SH movie & if your not to picky with the changes made then this is an enjoyable movie. & hopefully if they do make another movie they'll get a new director & learn from this movies mistakes.
Silent Hill: Revelation is not a movie worth an oscar or any of that. While the movie isn't all that scary, it offers a good time, and an incredible soundtrack that doesn't fail to accomplish it's purpose. The movie is definately worth a watch and is not half as bad as it is said to be.