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?