Fear of Silent hill is a movie based mostly on the life of the abused 14-year old girl Alessa, who on some times become friends with the young girl Alma Wade who in some ways is very ... See full summary »
While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.
Paul W.S. Anderson
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe. Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of people are put through a series of gruesome tests.
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
Despite claims to the contrary made by writer/director Michael J. Bassett, Silent Hill: Revelation has been noted as exhibiting multiple retcons and continuity mistakes in relation to the original Silent Hill. Many of these errors occurred due to Bassett trying to force the film series to more closely match the canon of the games, while others seem to have no real reason for being there. However, Bassett stated multiple times before the film's release that it would not change anything in the first film's continuity, and would be a "sequel first, adaptation second". 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 »
I absolutely love the first Silent Hill film. The flashbacks (reminiscent of how one learns the back-story in a video game) were chilling and unveiled a haunting past for little Rose/Alessa. So I went into the sequel with anticipation and an open mind, but honestly...the best part of this movie was the opening credits, which did look pretty awesome in 3D. Everything after that was just boring as heck.
The storyline just seemed to move at a snail's pace. Plus the movie relied more on startle tactics instead of horror and gross out factor like the first. The new monsters did a lot of screaming and little else. The older ones we've previously seen were treated like domesticated livestock. And all I got of my favorite character (Rose) was a 10 second exchange with another character and dialog straight out of a 1.99 Harlequin Romance novel. Ugh! I actually had to wake myself up in the middle of this film. The only other time I've fallen asleep was back in the 90's with Blue Chips. It'd be a toss up as to which I'd be willing to sit through again. Oh, and the gal was NOT as good or creepy as the original Alessa/Sharon kid. Could they not afford to hire that one back again or something?
And I really think it was the wrong move to go with a film so dedicated to the video game. Tossing out things like magical totems and demon gods...it just didn't translate to film well. The first one made sense without having to have played the game. The plot for this one seemed too B-movie, especially if you weren't a player.
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