Monday, June 5, 2017


Rings Movie Review

Professor Gabriel Brown (Johnny Galecki, I Know What You Did Last Summer) discovers the VHS tape from The Ring and, just as in that film, if you watch the tape you receive a phone call telling you that in seven days you will die, with the only out being making a copy of the tape and having somebody else watch it. Brown tries to create a network that will keep the cycle going forever, with the video naturally entering the internet age, but the rules begin to change. This third film in the series gives us a more in-depth look at the history of Samara, the girl in the well.

She still doesn't look well

Instead of taking this in a whole new direction, we practically get a remake of the original film, sprinkled with just enough to distance it, and instead of delivering an interesting backstory on Samara, we get a lazy story involving a priest (Vincent D'Onofrio), with predictable results. The story is lazy, the film isn't particularly well shot, and the acting leaves a ton to be desired--even D'Onofrio, who is almost always gold, seems disinterested. The movie tries to recreate the legendary television scene from the first film, and though it is still fairly scary, it pales in comparison. After a climax that will make you yawn more than shriek, we get a final scene that, if you're a fan of the original films, you will see coming a mile away, but is also a scene that is visually pleasing. Unfortunately, there's not much to like about this movie--we can only hope they will let the franchise die now. 

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 4

Rings Movie Trailer

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