It’s been six years since the original Silent Hill film was released, garnering mostly negative reviews. The first time I saw it, I didn’t find it that bad, but I more so marveled at the fascinating production design. However, the second time I saw it, the weaknesses in the story really stood out.
There has been talk of a sequel for some time and now we finally have a trailer for the second film in the series, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.
From what I can tell, it doesn’t look particularly different from the original Silent Hill. It still shows off the atmospheric nature of the town and it also seems to be following a similar plot.
The official synopsis reads:
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is based on the acclaimed survival horror videogame franchise by KONAMI and is the sequel to Hadida and Carmody’s earlier Silent Hill directed by Christophe Gans. For years, Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.
Basically, we see another character having creepy dreams that leads them to the town of Silent Hill, where bizarre things will inevitably happen. Sound familiar?
There’s always a chance that things will turn out to be surprising, so I’m still willing to give it a shot, but I’m not about to get my hopes up given how disappointing the first film was.
Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Carrie Anne-Moss, Malcolm McDowell and Adelaide Clemens star in the film, which was written and directed by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane).
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D arrives in theaters on October 26, 2012.