Silent Hill: Revelation Reviews
Being a fan of the video game, I was excited to find out that this movie was going to be more like the 3rd video game and had a little of the first one still as a story.
I am utterly disappointed I paid money to see this, not to mention the 4 extra bucks to see it in 3D.
To be kind the acting was so-so. To be blunt...I've seen student films with better acting. This is the kind of acting you would expect for a straight to DVD type of movie. Not something with such a big budget with such amazing production value scene to scene. Was upset when I found out the main character was Sharon. Didn't look anything like her in the first one. I was also disappointed that Jodelle Ferland did not appear in this one as Alessa. Erin Pitt, however, did look very much like Jadelle's version of Young Alessa. I was also excited to find out Carrie-Anne Moss was going to be in this...another let down. She looked very much like her video game character, Claudia Wolf, however had WAY TOO MUCH MAKEUP making her look like an albino. So Evaluation of the Casting director...THUMBS DOWN. Big boo all around. Bad acting, from actors/actresses with little experience. And those with experience had either little parts or REALLY BAD lines to read. So boo on the director and screen writer. You guys should be doing a giant face-palm. The only part of this movie I enjoyed was the production design of the movie. They never should have changed the way Pyramid Head's Helmet looked. It was fine the first time. Oh and the last scene of the movie...C'mon...made me think there was going to be something else...and then the credits? Really? The best part of this movie was the fact it was only 1 hr and 34min. Couldn't imagine sitting there for another half an hour of that movie.
-- FOR THE RECORD --
BEFORE GOING INTO THE MOVIE (OPENING NIGHT)
THIS MOVIE WAS RANKED AT 87%
NOW THAT I AM WRITING THIS REVIEW
IT IS RANKED AT 59% (AND FALLING)
The eery tone that haunted the first film is completely absent here in this loose attempt to adapt the 3rd game in the series. This film is almost the complete opposite of the first. The characters are all wrong, boring and horribly acted. The creatures are poorly designed and lack the depth they had in their representations. The scares are WAY too in your face and has an overabundance of stupid jump scares. Quick note, Pop Tarts aren't scary but this film thinks they can be. And of course, the horrid "3D" in the title means there are moments in this film where they try way too hard shove the 3D effects in your face. Something I've not seen so badly forced into a film since Spy Kids 3D. Like they were trying to compensate being terrible film makers with an overused gimmick.
Like me, just pretend this film doesn't exist and go watch the first film. Or better yet, play the games.