Thursday, February 13, 2014

Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

SPOILER WARNING!!! This post spoils movie Silent Hill: Revelation (2012).

Let's  start with major spoiler. Sean Bean doesn't die in this movie. For real I mean. He dies in dream, but his character is alive at the end. I guess, they did dream killing, because of the meme. Or he really has dying clause in his contracts. Other better known actors in this movie are Carrie-Anne Moss and Malcolm McDowell. What has happened to them? Carrie-Anne Moss has come long way from her Matrix fame. She was also leading female in Memento and Red Planet during that time. Now she has a supporting role in Silent Hill movie. Malcolm McDowell has come long way since Clockwork Orange. And Sean Bean from Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. I guess paycheck is paycheck and you shouldn't blame actors for doing their job. Not everyone can choose only good movies.

I am not sure, if I have told, I like original score albums. Some of most interesting music today can be found from original score albums. Music and sound design are best parts of this movie. Some scores are good even without the movie and work also in movie. This movie aims so nightmarish mood, that you do not want to listen original score by itself. In movie it gives you the right mood, that movie is aiming for. It gives you that mood even without the movie. Movie shouldn't have been so over the top with nightmarish imagery, music and sound design would have given you that feeling. I thing it would have been much more effective that way. Now, there was too much of nightmarish imagery. It started to lose its effectiveness after a while.

I haven't played any Silent Hill games and I am not familiar with the story. Movie felt like I should have know the monsters, to really know what is going on. Sometimes it felt like director wanted to add as much monsters from the games as possible. Main character just run from one nightmare to another. And then the nightmare ended and they were able to leave the place. It was like nightmare, then explanation scene and then back to nightmare. I don't even try to open the story, because I am not sure what actually happened. First movie explained things better. I probably should have remembered, what happened in that movie to know what happened in this movie. But to be honest, that wasn't very memorable movie. Neither is this one.

I think you have guessed this months theme. I will make it theme, if I find enough suitable movies. I can't think any reasons, why to watch this movie. Unless you have movie blog and want to write about bad horror movies. Yes, Sharknado is horror movie this month. Good moments are few and far between in this movie. Actually there is only one, when our heroine introduces herself in her new school. It is downhill from that moment on.

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