Hollywood films based on video games are notoriously bad, but every once in a while there’s a rare exception. The original Silent Hill film was remarkably close to being one of those exceptions, and six years later, it’s finally getting a sequel.
You can see the new trailer for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, which opens in theaters on October 26, below:
Despite the addition of Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow (actor Kit Harington) and some new CG creatures, Revelation looks to be more of the same. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but the recycling of the Bubble Head Nurses and Pyramid Head is not only getting old — it doesn’t make any sense.
Both characters first appear in Silent Hill 2 and are manifestations of the main protagonist’s fears, sexual deprivation, and guilt. As James Sunderland is not a character in the film, there’s no reason to include these villains other than the fact that Silent Hill 2 widely remains the most fondly remembered entry in the entire franchise, and the obvious notion on the developer/filmmaker’s part that “these are the only reasons anyone still cares about Silent Hill.”