Here’s a little insight into my brain. I don’t like writing negative reviews. There are ways to be clever about doing them, of course, where you can spill massive amounts of vitriol at a band or a film or a book. There’s even some art to it. But often it feels like a waste of time to put effort into something that is based on negativity.
But sometimes I can’t help myself.
Twenty-seven minutes of my life. That’ what I lost trying to watch Silent Hill: Revelation.
You’ll only have to lose two watching the trailer. It’s pretty decent. Check it out and the read what little I can say about this film after the jump.
I didn’t see the first Silent Hill film, and I’m not an expert on the games, though there was one day thirteen or fourteen years ago where my younger sister and I tried to play the first Playstation game in broad daylight and had to turn it off. We were that scared.
However, I put Silent Hill:Revelation in the Blu-ray player thinking I’d be able to figure any lingering details from the previous film pretty quickly. Perhaps I could have, if I didn’t have to turn the film off after just twenty-seven freaking minutes.
The film is not a bad-looking one – there’s some great creepy crawly visuals and monsters right off the top. However, when you’re dealing with an absolutely horrible script, with lines like “it’s ok, kiddo” or “do you think there’s a difference between dreams and reality” (or something like that), it is hard to think of any positives. The acting, from what I saw, was atrocious – especially from leads Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harrington; then again, as my Dad likes to say, you can’t polish a turd, which is clearly what the script for Silent Hill: Revelation is.
Believe me, I didn’t go into this wanting to write anything negative. I was looking forward to the film. But if I had to turn it off after twenty-seven minutes, you know it’s not good. Not good at all.
Stay away from Silent Hill: Revelation. But if you, for some masochistic reason, choose to venture there, and you make it longer than me, please shoot us a line or drop a comment and let us know what you thought of it.