In this new type of review, I’ll be simply listing the positives and negatives of a film. To be festive with Halloween, this week’s is for the second film in the video game adaptation series, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.
-Easy to jump into, even if you haven’t seen the first.
-Adelaide Clemens fit in great in the video game-esque world.
-Art direction was absolutely gorgeous.
-The 3D effects effectively immersed the viewer, and displayed textures and various monsters in a non-hokey way.
-Special effects of things like monsters and the digitally rendered scenery was top notch.
-The script and dialogue were downright awful at points.
-The story got out of hand, and jumped from one major plot point to another too quickly.
A fun thrill ride fit to excite any video game or horror movie enthusiast. Just don’t expect Oscar-award winning acting.
****/***** (four out of five stars)
Rated: R for violence and disturbing images, some language and brief nudity
Original Release date: October 26th 2012
Running Time: 94 minutes (1 hour and 34 minutes)