Sharon Da Silva believes that she is on the run with her adoptive father because he killed a man in self-defense when she was young. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, living under the alias of Heather Mason, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Sharon discovers he has been protecting her from a religious cult called the Order of Valtiel. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever in a place known as Silent Hill. Written by
In the school corridor in the trailer, just after Heather bumps into Vincent, on the wall behind them is a poster for a graphics class with a picture of a girl with a butterfly/moth over her face. Moths/butterflies are used often as imagery in the video games and represent Sharon's "change" into Heather. See more »
Vincent tells Heather that in order for someone to temporarily escape Silent Hill they have to go through a rigorous and painful trial. Given that Claudia also hired Douglas Cartland to stalk Heather, it can be assumed that he also comes from Silent Hill although there is no given evidence that he had to go through the same trial Vincent did unless he isn't from Silent Hill, and if this was the case then how was he hired by a cult trapped in Silent Hill? It could be argued that Vincent set him up but there is little given evidence that he and Douglas ever actually knew each, the only indication is when they see each other from across the school, even then Vincent never addresses Douglas after confessing his true motives to Heather, in fact Douglas is never actually mentioned again after his death, not even by Claudia. See more »
1) A much smaller budget than the original (20 mil vs 50 mil).
2) Jump scares. The original had none because of the great story/plot which gave the entire film a terrifying & unnerving feel. This sequel is so cheesy and pretentious that in order to call itself a horror film there needs to be long quiet pauses followed by doors slamming or monsters making loud noises causing the audience jump.
3) "3D"... throw in some scenes where swords thrust out toward the audience even though this kind of gimmicky nonsense breaks any feel of authenticity the movie might have had, even when watching it without the 3D glasses.
4) Flavor of the week actor(s)... Kit Harrington from the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones" is supposedly a high school student along with the main character, but unfortunately he looks (and is) 26 years old... he just feels out of place throughout the film.
I really enjoyed the original (as well as the games) and wanted this one to be good as well. Unfortunately Silent Hill: Revelation sets out to do two things: A) Continue the story SOMEWHAT from the first film to satisfy Silent Hill fans while having characters reveal story lines piece by piece in "plot dumps" that seem forced and out of place. B) Try to make as much money as the original, but with a terrible script, less money, and MUCH less passion.
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