Sunday, October 27, 2013

Horror Challenge #76: "Silent Hill: Revelation"

This is a movie that definitely relies on imagery to be scary.  Whereas the original movie had a pretty deep emotional core, with Rose saying more than once how much she loved her daughter, how she felt like Sharon belonged to her even though Sharon was adopted, and Rose getting an opportunity to pretty dramatically prove how much she loved her daughter at the end of the movie, the sequel doesn't have as much of an emotional core.  It tries, being a direct sequel to the first movie, with Sharon a teenager, on the run with her father, trying to stay away from those who would like to capture her and make her go back to the world of Silent Hill.  These scenes worked for me, but they just didn't have the same impact the first movie had.  There's a lot of spectacle on display though.  This movie was shown in 3D, so a lot of the effects are eye-popping and creepy.,  There are a lot of jump scares here, and they manage to stitch together a story that explains why and how Sharon escaped Silent Hill.  It might not be the best plot in the world, but it went better than I thought it would.  I ended up liking this movie and its special effects extravaganza-laden plot.

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