Years after the events of the first film, Sharon De Silva has gone on the run with her father, having been pursued by the remaining members of the dreaded Silent Hill cult. Now having adopted the names Heather and Harry Mason and started a new life in a new town, they think they are safe. However, Harry is captured and Sharon/Heather is forced to return to the horror of Silent Hill one final time to try and save him. She will have to face the terror of the Otherworld and the dreadful monsters and cultists that call it home, just as her mother did to save her so many years ago.
Even as an enormous fan of the source material and a pretty big fan of the first movie (despite its faults), I cannot bring myself to say that "Silent Hill: Revelation" is anything other than terrible. It's a fundamental mess that tries to both serve as sequel to the original film while also trying to adapt one of the more popular sequels of the game franchise... something that cannot organically happen, as the first film made some fundamental changes to the storyline of the games. The two mythologies clash horribly and thus the film needs to jump through constant hoops to try and reconcile the differences and tell a coherent tale.
The result is a messy mixture of plot-holes and constant ret-con work that confuses rather than enthralls, in addition to non-stop jump-scares, on-the-nose "3D comin' at ya!" effects and laughably bad structure and pacing. Basically everything the "Silent Hill" franchise is NOT. It stinks of "studio committee" writing... everything is soulless and so by-the-numbers as to be ridiculous, and it feels like writer/director Michael J. Bassett was likely forced to dumb it down for the widest possible audiences by the producers. I've actually quite liked Bassett's other work, and this definitely doesn't feel like anything else he's done. It follows the same awful formula of ending every scene with a jump-scare, throwing in nonstop nonsensical CGI effects, and leaving characters to go completely undeveloped as so many of the other more recent horror films polluting the big screen. It's on the level as that rash of Platinum Dunes remakes that haunted theaters a few years back.
It's honestly one of the worst sequels I've seen in quite some time. It is to "Silent Hill" what "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation" was to "Mortal Kombat." A messy, in-your-face sequel with no coherent plot and laughable storytelling. It's to the point that it often borders on the brink of becoming "so bad, it's good." You'll definitely find yourself chuckling here and there at the awful writing and ridiculous low-budget look of many scenes. And to that end, I do think that people who enjoy crappy B-movies might get a kick out of it. I picked up a cheap copy for only a couple bucks, and it made for a good "bad movie night" with my friends as we riffed and ripped it apart.
So yeah... if you like bad movies, give it a shot. If you're looking for a serious sequel to the original film or a proper adaptation of the games, steer clear.