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
7 characters return from the previous film although Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Radha Mitchell, and Roberto Campanella (4 actors) are the only actors to reprise their roles from the previous film with Jodelle Ferland being replaced with Adelaide Clemens and Erin Pitt for Sharon Da Silva, Alessa Gillespie, and Dark Alessa. See more »
In Revelation, Claudia Wolf claims to be the sister of Christabella, the main antagonist of the first film. In the canon of Silent Hill, Christabella is the sister of Dahlia, and thus the aunt of Alessa. This makes Heather and Vincent cousins, something that would not have been intentionally added if the sister relationship from the first film was meant to be part of Revelation's canon. 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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