Written October 28, 2012
A few story elements felt rushed and the male character named Vincent feeling remotely anything for Heather was unrealistic since they'd known each other for less than a day.
Also Heather never pukes up a fetus like in the game. Blah.
On the plus side, you get to see Pyramid Head kick some butt in 3D.
Written October 30, 2012
Silent Hill: Revelation was a good creepy movie but at times I got lost with its plot that for non players of the game franchise may get totally lost with whats happening. Visually the movie is wonderful, felt very much like the games look and feel. There was also a constant creepiness to the film with its grungy look and eerie creatures. I still prefer the original one better, I think many of the aspects that made the first one good got buried beneath the dense story line presented in Revelation. Definitely a must see for fans of the games or the original movie, though it is definitely not for children.
Written August 29, 2014
I would rather play the games than watch this movie. At least I am involved and have fun playing the games. I have 5 games of Silent Hill but I fell asleep watching this movie half way through.
Written October 28, 2012
I really enjoyed this movie in 3D! The effects were good, but it was much better in 3D. The characters in the movie were somewhat deeper than I expected and it took a lot of thinking to figure out what was going on and why certain things were happening. I spent the 30 minute ride home talking with my wife about the plot, the character development and connecting the dots. There were bits and pieces from the beginning of the storyline that weren't consistent at the end, but after talking about the main points and plot twists, it happened that way for a reason. Really good movie, but go into it with the intent on paying attention to the characters, what is said and, in particular, who says it.
Written November 04, 2012
The game is much creepier but this is a good adaptation of the story. The best thing is that it's not full of unnecessary gore which doesn't scare you but only gives you an urge to throw-up like most horror movies in this post-Saw era do (boo, and thumbs-down to those). Of course being based on the game too, the story isn't about a bunch of teenage kids getting butchered by a psychopath or evil beasts and therefore is actually enjoyable. Silent Hill relies on the good old method of developing a suspenseful situation and then give it a nice finish to make you jump off your seat (so to speak). It's nothing against the movie itself, but 3D is as pointless in this movie as it is in the remaining 99.8%, so if you don't have an insatiable desire to put on 3D glasses and pay the extra money, you won't miss anything watching the non-3D version.