Excerpt: Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is based on Konamis videogame Silent Hill 3 and tells the story of Heather and her father who after having been on the run for years have been found by the inhabitants of Silent Hill, a haunted town in an alternate dimension.
Conclusion: A sequel to 2006's horror movie based on the popular survival videogame series, 'Silent Hill: Revelation' puts creative visual design ahead of plot and engaging characters. Relying heavily on a pre-existing fanbase and an audience familiar with the game for its success, the movie comes with a...
Review: Silent Hill's only Revelation is that it's terrible
26 October 2012
Excerpt: The first Silent Hill film straddled the not-so-fine line between horror cult classic and an abortion of filmmaking. It took the imagery of the Silent Hill games, the hell world, and its psychological horror creatures to the big screen in fine form.
Excerpt: Video game adaptations aren’t exactly known for their careful plots or meticulous tying of loose ends. Entries into the genre are ordinarily more concerned with maximizing the frenzied action, and up to a certain point, that’s an understandable choice.
Excerpt: The overlooked upside to unconventional horror sequels like Halloween 3 —series entries that throw away everything that came before them, and embark on bold new paths—is that they aren’t beholden to the kind of convoluted mythology that can bog down horror franchises.
Conclusion: The first film was imperfect but solid as game-adaps go and fans revelled in its clammy shocks. No such luck this time out. Director Bassett oversees a vaporous horror sequel that rarely raises the pulse.
Excerpt: Älskar du TV-spelen och/eller första "Silent Hill"-filmen är det här möjligtvis marginellt spännande. För alla andra är det ännu ett försök att mjölka pengar ur ett varumärke genom meningslös 3D, billiga skrämseleffekter och det vanlig hopkoket av tortyrvåld, förvridna ansikten och vitsminkade...