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Perhaps not scary enough
on 13 May 2013
Silent Hill is a town of lost souls. There you are, you're now armed with enough knowledge to understand this film. So many reviewers say it is confusing and hard to understand. Then watch it and follow the story. What you will get is a surreal and at times horrific visual feast of the bizarre. Through it all runs the star Adelaide Clemens who has that gorgeous girl next door thing going on and is actually pretty good. I can't say that I found Sean Bean's American accent very convincing though. The characters from the first film line pyramid head and the nurses all make an appearance as well as some good new ones like a giant mannequin spider.
The 3D is excellent and as you'd expect is made good use of for the effects. In the featurette about the film in the extras the director promises that they used it in new ways that we wouldn't expect. In that case they must have been very subtle because I for one didn't notice them.
The soundtrack is also very good, in one scene when the police are knocking at the door the positional effect was so good I thought someone was knocking on my back door.
You won't find this film very scary; a little disturbing at times perhaps, but it is sufficiently bizarre to keep you watching.