Confusing and loud. That’s the best way to describe “Silent Hill: Revelation.”
Despite the presence of some very talented actors, this 3D horror flick based on the video game “Silent Hill 3″ is just a convoluted waste of time.
Rose da Silva (Rahda Mitchell), successfully (more or less) battled for the soul of her daughter (Erin Pitt), who now lives in the real world instead of an alternate reality. Silent Hill is the name of the small town where this alternate reality primarily exists.
Now 17 years old and living under an assumed name with her father (Sean Bean), Sharon (Adelaide Clemens) is unaware of her stormy past. But when her father is kidnapped and taken to Silent Hill, Sharon is forced to make the trek to West Virginia with her new high school chum played by Kit Harrington (“Game of Thrones”).
The number one problem with the film is that it tries to do too much with the mythology. A simpler more directed story would have been easier to understand and enjoy. Instead, it’s like going through a cheesy house of horrors at the local carnival. You want it to end, but not because it’s scary. Grade: F.
Street Date: February 12, 2013
Formats: 3-D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD
Runtime: 95 minutes
Rated: R for violence and disturbing images, some language and brief nudity
Released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment