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Silent Hill Revelation Trailer: Can Two "Game Of Thrones" Alums Save This Middling Horror Franchise? I've Got Five Words For You: "The Director Of Solomon Kane"

By TK Burton | Trailers | July 30, 2012 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | July 30, 2012 |

I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting a Silent Hill sequel to actually happen. The first film, based on the video game series of the same name, was barely a success, taking in $100 million after being made on a relatively modest $50 million budget. It was a gorgeously shot film, with some decent performances and some genuinely creepy moments. It was also wildly inconsistent and had an utterly ridiculous final act. But it was interesting, I suppose.

Sometimes, “interesting” is all Hollywood needs. That, and a built-in fan base of video game fans. And thus, we come to Silent Hill Revelation, this time in 3D (of course). It looks — honestly, it looks like more of a direct extension of the first film than an actual sequel. The tone of the film is identical, despite a new director (Michael J. Bassett). There are a couple of returnees — the best ones, actually: Sean Bean and Radha Mitchell, as well as a new protagonist, the original’s daughter now 17 years old and played by Adelaide Clemens. And another “Game Of Thrones” alum in Kit Harrington. It looks Saturday matinee amusing, I guess.

But be warned, people. Don’t get your hopes up. Michael J. Bassett also directed one of the absolute worst genre pictures of the last 10 years, Solomon Kane. A film so bad that after I watched it I refused to review it simply because I couldn’t bear the thought of reliving it. So, you know, caveat emptor and all that shit.

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