Rose cannot accept the knowledge that her daughter Sharon is dying of a fatal disease. Over the protests of her husband, she flees with her child, intending to take the girl to a faith healer. On the way, she ends up driving through a portal in reality, which takes her to the eerie and deserted town of Silent Hill. Sharon disappears in Silent Hill, and Rose follows what she thinks is her daughter’s silhouette all over town. It’s soon clear the town is not like any place she’s ever been. It’s inhabited by a variety of creatures and a living darkness that descends and literally transforms everything it touches. The human inhabitants – the ones who are left – are trapped and fighting a losing battle against the Darkness. Joined by a cop named Cybil, who has been sent to bring her and Sharon back, Rose searches for her little girl while learning the history of Silent Hill and that Sharon is just a pawn in a larger game. To save her daughter, Rose makes a deal with a demon in the form of a little girl…..
I watched this movie tonight. It was interesting, considering that I’ve not played the video game that it was adapted from. I can’t say that this is the best made movie that I’ve seen, as the beginning left a bit too much for the imagination, in my opinion. It caused a jerkiness of storyline, leaving me wondering how the movie got to the point it was at. i think that I needed a tiny bit more background. As you can read in the synopsis above, I didn’t get that the daughter was dying. I did get that she was going to get her daughter some help, but the turnoff to Silent Hill was totally unexpected and it felt thrust upon the viewer. From that point on, the movie became watchable and was a bit of a suspenseful gore-fest after all.
If you have a bit of patience, and especially if you’ve played the game, you should enjoy this movie. I don’t get how its #1 in the box office, but then again, I watched it didn’t I.