I like to think I have decent taste in movies (but then, who doesn't), but I have a guilty pleasure that I'm sure some of you share - video game movies. I'm not so much of a masochist that I can watch an Uwe Boll film without wanting to gouge my eyes out with a blunt stick, but from time to time a games franchise crosses over on to the silver screen, and I find myself enjoying it.

Silent Hill is one of those films that I enjoy in spite of myself. Sure, the movie wasn't a patch on the original game, but that's mostly because it's incredibly hard to recreate the level of empathy you feel for a game's character on the big screen. Dump me in an abandoned town, surrounded by fog and monstrosities in a video game, and the amount of backstory I need to emotionally invest in the experience is non-existent. I AM the character, so what is happening in the game is happening to me. Do it in a film, and I need something more to hook me in.

It is refreshing to see director and writer Michael J. Bassett providing some fan service with Silent Hill: Revelation. Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) is now grown up, and for reasons that will no doubt be revealed in the film, finds herself compelled to return to Silent Hill. Her costume is almost identical to that of her character in the game, Silent Hill 3, and it would appear that the film has taken more than a few plot cues from the game.

However, we can't ignore the elephant in the room - fans of a video game franchise can be notoriously difficult to please when it comes to movie adaptations, and fans of cinema don't tend to acknowledge game adaptations as worthy of their time. Both opinions are completely understandable. With the former, these games have essentially eaten days out of their lives, and represent an individual experience for each and every person who has played them. That's not something that can be easily translated from to game-to-film. The latter lack the overarching knowledge of the game to get any of the references, and would probably prefer to see a horror/action film that stands on its own two feet.

While people like myself will probably enjoy the film (which is no seal of quality - I enjoy the Wing Commander movie for God's sake. Though that's mostly due to my obsession with Saffron Burrows and her slow moving car crash approach to acting), I already know that Silent Hill: Revelation has taken a beating in the press. All I can say is give it a chance. Sometimes it's fun to watch a crap movie.

Silent Hill: Revelations is out now via Lionsgate Entertainment on DVD and Blu-Ray.