Conclusion: Brace yourselves for a sequel so bad, so dysfunctional that the scariest thing about it is the prospect of watching it in its entirety. If I didn't have a review to write, I don't know that I would have subjected myself to the full 95-minutes of Revelation , much less its 2D and 3D versions. That said, if I had cut my viewing short, this would probably be a slightly more positive review. ( Slightly .) So it goes.
Conclusion: Brace yourselves for a sequel so bad, so dysfunctional that the scariest thing about it is the prospect of watching it in its entirety. If I didn't have a review to write, I don't know that I would have subjected myself to the full 95-minutes of Revelation . That said, if I had cut my viewing short, this would probably be a slightly more positive review. ( Slightly .) So it goes.
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 ridiculously over-complicated storyline that amounts to little more than a sleeping aide.
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. Then, in an attempt to bring a coherent plot into the equation, the film devolved into a series of info dumps delivered through wooden, pitiful dialogue.
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. None of us need to know what Prince Goro’s relationship with his mother warrior was like or whether King Koopa likes In-N-Out or Five Guy’s better.
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. As a sequel to an adaptation of a videogame, the muddled new horror sequel Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D is burdened with having to laboriously unpack so much conflicting information about the haunted town...
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: Den första filmen baserad på Silent Hill blev uppskattad av fansen på grund utav att den behandlade franchisen med respekt och var framförallt en av de filmer som är baserade på TV-spel som faktiskt var sevärd.