My first review on this site, so go easy on me. I saw this movie last night and it was total garbage. It been a while since I saw a movie that made me confused on what the hell did I just watched. My knowledge on this franchise is very limited. I played the first game back in 1999 and never cared for it. I saw the first movie which I thought it was okay, but completely forgettable.
I hated that this movie made no sense. I didn't get the whole idea on why this cult gang wanted Heather and why they wanted to release these demons on earth? Their whole motivations made no sense to me at all and everything came off very confusing. Also, it seems like everything changes around the area with no explanation at all. Is this all taken place in her head or does she control what goes around her? This whole alternate world in this movie had no explanation at all. Also how was the Private Investigator killed? Where was Jon Snow taken when Heather had the breakdown at the motel? He was grabbed by those, and the next we saw of him he was in Silent Hill?
I also thought all of the characters where poor. It seem like the main male character was just added to be the main love interest for Heather. You know that both of them are going to get out alive and that they are going to fall in love with each other. The scene where the guy telling her that he is part of this cult in the motel was terrible. There was no build up for it and it came off terrible. I don't see how it would be a big twist when we hardly know about these characters.
You are not going to remember anyone in this movie by the end of the movie. The movie idea of trying to scared people by adding flashing symbolism everywhere wasn't scary or shocking. It seem like the movie was trying to be deep or trying to mind fuck you. The rest of the horror in this movie was nothing but loud noises and trying to create as many jump scares as possible.
Some of the visuals and the makeup effects were nice, but what's eye candy without something to back it up? I did like Adelaide Clemens since her acting was surprisingly decent. Everything else for this movie was terrible and this was the worst movie that I saw in theaters of this year.