It has been several years since the events
in the first SILENT HILL film, somehow Rose has returned here daughter Sharon from the world of Silent Hill. She and her father are constantly on the run from the cult that wants to be freed from the hell of Silent
Hill. Sharon goes by the name of Heather now and she now returns to Silent Hill again
when her dad is kidnapped by the cult. She finds out about the past her
father tried to shield from her in the process.
SILENT: REVELATION doesn’t
really expand on the mythos of the SILET HILL universe, but it follows some of the same stuff in the first film. It is one of the better sequels for a horror movie series based on a video game. SILENT HILL: REVELATION has a good pace going to it and even some creepy factor added in. The 3D effects do pop out at time. I still wish the sequel
was a little longer and expanded more on Silent Hill other than showing some new characters and tell the viewer how some of
them can travel between worlds, but they do explain fairly well how Heather is able to be in either world before she returns
to Silent Hill. I just wonder why they didn’t have a major creepy
clown character since part of the movie takes place in an amusement park. Sean
Bean does seem rather underused in this movie to serve only as the plot point that drives Heather to go to Silent Hill. However, I can compare the first two SILENT HILL movies to the first two HELLRAISER
films. I do wonder what Roger Avary would have cooked up for a script before
he was sent away to jail for vehicular manslaughter.
In the end, the sequel would have been
helped if it was fleshed out more. It needs more muscles added to it and I hate
to say the sequel to HELLRAISER managed to tell more with about the same running time.
SILENT HILL: REVELATION needed more character development and scares. If they make a third SILENT HILL, I do
hope they follow up with the two dangling threads at the end and improve on the second film and make it something closer in
quality to the superior first film (which it actually was really good in a reviewing I did the night before seeing SILENT
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