The video game-based "Silent Hill: Revelation," a tale of haunted towns and alternate realities, is a case of interesting visuals meeting lackluster storytelling. The film's aesthetic, full of cloudy, foggy vistas and sepia toned interiors, is nice to look at, and there is no lack of creepy imagery and creatures to be found. However, the imagery is disjunct, and the story is full of gaps that are never satifactorily filled. The film's undergirding mythology (native burial grounds, doomsday cults, etc.) helps string the narrative along, but the story never feels complete.
Aside from the effectively unsettling images, the film's cast is its
only other saving grace. Sean Bean adds a bit of gravitas to the experience, and his television son, Kit Harrington, makes a servicable supporting hero. While the "Game of Thrones" stars alone aren't enough to salvage the whole film, they do add some much needed watchability.