Iffy for 16+
Muddled horror sequel is nightmarishly violent.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is the sequel to 2006's Silent Hill and that both films are based on popular video games. The original dealt with the disturbing disappearance of a young girl; that character has now grown into a brave and resourceful teen. There's lots of strong fantasy/horror violence, including nightmarish imagery (characters with no faces and other creepy things) and blood and gore (particularly severed limbs and heads). Language includes a few uses of both "f--k" and "s--t," and a topless woman is shown for a few moments in one scene, though otherwise -- except for some mild teen flirting -- sex and sexual innuendo aren't really issues.
- Families can talk about Silent Hill: Revelation's violence. How does its impact compare to what you've seen in other horror movies? What about in other, more realistic films?
- Are the movie's images like nightmares? How so? Is the movie scary? How do those images contribute to the overall tone/feel?
- What's the appeal of horror movies? Why can it be fun to be scared?
- Is the main character a role model for teen girls? What are her positive qualities? Her iffier ones?
The good stuff
Messages: A teen girl learns some very tough lessons about her unusual (supernatural) life and still manages to keep a positive outlook, working hard to find solutions. But the movie's plot is very muddled/complex, and it's difficult to know exactly what the problems and solutions are.
Role models: The heroine is a brave teen girl who has the courage and strength to go looking for her missing father in a scary place (a place she's been forbidden to go), as well as take on more and more treacherous tasks to help save the day. But she has a stubborn streak and is reluctant to ask others for help or let others get close to her.
What to watch for
Violence: Extreme fantasy/horror violence, with lots of nightmarish images -- i.e. characters with no faces, creepy monsters, etc. Characters are shot and stabbed, with spurts of blood. Many human arms are severed in one sequence, and in other sequences, fingers and heads are severed, and a human victim's flesh is sliced from his chest. In a brief nightmare sequence, a teen girl is on fire, and in a quick flashback, a boy's chest is shown carved up and bleeding. Also some fighting, with weapons.
Sex: One female victim is shown topless while lying on a table (just before she's turned into a mannequin). The two teen leads share a brief scene of flirting.
Language: Language includes a few uses of "f--k" and "s--t," as well as "hell," "oh my God," and "Jesus," used as an exclamation.
Consumerism: Facebook is mentioned a few times, including the phrase "f--k Facebook." Twitter is also mentioned once.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue
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The Silent Hill Revelation by JonathanOfAwesometon
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.
Silent Hill, good sequel! by beltboy90
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!
Ok by kickindajunk02
This was rather a disappointment. I thought the 1st one was a lot better then this one. This one is a lot more gory and less spooky as the first. I probably won't buy this when it comes out
silent crap by shah11417
one of the dumbest movies i have seen in a long time...i am grateful that i didnt pay to see this move..i went movie hopping just after the hurricane sandy and was able to see it for free..dont waste your money...bull crap of a movie
Before you go, read the plot of the 1st movie on wiki by MickyCsr
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.
Not Better than the First by msi.simpson
It was overall Boring. It did have some scenes where you jumped, or it was a lot of suspense, but defintely not worth the 15 dollars spent. -_- Wait for DVD or Netflix!
One of the better sequels by D-Alexander
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.
Good visuals by Windwounder
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.
Exceeded my expectations. by stephy_182
Before going to see this movie, everyone said it was a waste of money. After watching, I thought those people may have accidentally gone into a different movie, cause I thought it was great. But it definitely was not up to the standards the first movie set. I think to get the full benefit of it, you probably had to have played Silent Hill 3. There was some corny dialogue at the beginning, and it didn't have the same freaky look the first one did. However, the first full-on Pyramid Head scene almost made me pee. Hate that guy, he haunts my nightmares. The whole Asylum scene was very freaky, 5 stars on that. A little disappointed they didn't use the same little girl for Alessa this time around, but I guess everyone grows up, huh? *spoiler, maybe?* Also happy they hinted toward more movies at the end, hopefully someone else will direct it and give it back that freaky look we loved about the first one. Over-all I think it's a great movie, worth 8 bucks of your hard earned cash.
Actually, not too bad. by Shuyin84
To be honest, there were parts that seemed rushed and could have been alot better. But altogether, the movie didn't feel too long for being an hour and a half, and the story line was pretty good. In the end, you feel fulfilled and satisfied. Altogether, pretty good.