Written January 25, 2015
First off I will say this, you have to see the first movie for this one to make any sense.
Alot of people are seeing this movie that haven't seen the first one, and they are left confused about everything. Now as for this movie, the progression of the story I thought was really cool. The symbolism and metaphors used I found very intriguing, and again the progression made in the story is very cool (if you can understand it). This movie didn't scare me much, personally I found the first one a lot more scary cause you didn't see all the monsters. This one didn't use the cloak and dagger approach as much, it's more of a straight up slasher approach with the monsters and the darkness. So I prefer the approach of the first movie more, but they definitely did good on the special effects here. I enjoyed this movie and it's message, and I hope they make a 3rd one. Go see it BUT seeing the first one is mandatory, it's on crackle right now, so go watch that before you decide to see this or not.
Written December 29, 2014
Definitely a nice follow up. It retconned the first movie a bit, but it wasn't anything major. Just some small tweaking to keep it cohesive. They brought back some of the original members from the first to reprise rolls which was nice. I always hate recasts when they're unnecessary because the new person rarely comes close to the original. The dialogue was well written and the ambiance through the different scenes was very carefully maintained. In general it was well paced and the special effects were improved upon. There were some new creatures introduced that were well imagined and created, and the scene in the asylum is arguably on of my personal favorites. Basically, if you liked the first, you'll want to see the second.
Written August 02, 2014
All fans of the original Silent Hill have to go see Silent Hill: Revelation! The story goes on and questions get answered, and all the horrors of the first movie with some new, creepier demons return for this gruesome sequel. Must note that me and my friend saw it in regular, not 3-D and it was perfectly fine. If you're questioning which to watch it in, don't spend the extra!
Written January 27, 2015
Before I went to this movie, I read the plot line of the 1st installment of Silent Hill on wiki. I'm glad I did. It made all the difference in the world. I would have been lost without the refresher. As long as you familiarize yourself with the basic plot from the first movie, you'll be fine - and as a result enjoy the movie much more.
Written October 29, 2012
If you're a fan of the original this should work for you. But I liked the parts more than the whole. No real jumps and it lacks some creep factor. Loved the nurses as always. Would have loved a better look at the female blade demon. The visuals are great. The heroine was strong. It seemed rushed and too straight forward. She needed more answers to her and our questions. Good effects they needed more story to match.