Written July 29, 2014
... then you'll love the movie! If you haven't played the games, then I can see where the movie would seem disjointed, over use of gore, and just doesn't seem to make much sense. The movie was really a story involving several editions of the game. The character Heather looked and reacted exactly like the character in the game. The scene with the nurses was awesome! Not a game player, didn't make much sense at all. At the end, one of the character stays behind to find someone, and as a few characters leave there is a police escort with a prison bus going in to town. Perfect! Not a game, you wouldn't have a clue.
Written March 06, 2015
The title says it all - the effects were well polished and the 3D was a MUST to see this movie. It wasn't the haloween scare-fest that it looked to be on the previews though. It was more like the old XBOX Silent Hill starring the same characters. From the sets to the costumes, and even the dialog, it all looked like the game brought to life.
That is the good, and the bad. The good - great sets, and costumes (the Nurses...Creepy!). The bad - the dialog and plot. Still...if you can catch a matinee or are feeling nostalgic for the game series - it is worth it.
Written October 20, 2014
If you liked the first one you will like this one I think. Of course the wild and off the wall crazy is still with this one just like the first one. My wife and I enjoyed it and felt it was worth the money to see. I really feel that this one looks so much more like the silent hill we all know and love so I will say its a go!
Written March 06, 2015
Fans of the first film will love the return to Silent Hill. We get to see the continuation of the story in full 3D - and it's actually not as cheesy as you might expect. Here we find a tale about underground cults, alternate dimensions, and the splitting of souls. Fascinating stuff. The movie is not truly scary - but - the scenes when "the darkness comes" are genuinely unsettling. There are also some moments of very thick tension. There is enough reality injected to make the craziness seem almost plausible, The protagonist is lovable, yet very snarky and biting - as one would expect of someone raised by a single father and who has been on the run after the death of her mother. The ending is believable enough, and I appreciate the lack of a "last scare" scam. Nevertheless, I smell a sequel - after all there were several video games in this franchise.
Written October 28, 2012
Scary, nightmare inducing creatures drive this well but slightly altered story from the books and games that keep us coming back for more.Will the cameos of players in number 2 be just the slight bit of info. needed to keep the hunger alive for the release of number 3? I say yes!
Awesome, headscratching, great entrtainment.