The Ring Two

“Look at me. I’m interesting looking and so pretty.”

DreamWorks presents a film directed by Hideo Nakata. Written by Hiroshi Takahashi and Ehren Kruger. Based on the novel Ringu by Koji Suzuki. Running time: 111 minutes. Rated PG-13 (for violence/terror, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language).

 

This film will joined the honored company of Darkness and the amazingly bad Be Cool as one of the worst films of the year.

 

The Ring was eerie and uncomfortable. The mystery surrounding the video tape was genuinely frightening. Until the end, when you find out it’s just some girl, who is pure evil, then it was just the usual horror film routine until the end.

 

This film got great word of mouth and was one of the great surprises of 2002. It was a remake of the Japanese film Ringu. This sequel was directed by the Japanese filmmaker responsible for the oringinal film. There are a few interesting visuals, but much like the failures of George’s prequel Star Wars films, there is a several lack of story, character development and general concern for what’s happening.

 

These days people are concerned less and less about story. People walk out of movies and say “Wow, that looked great.” One of the more popular phrases for the average film goer has been, “It was really well shot.” This is not good enough. People need to realize and demand from the machine of Hollywood a more demanding role on the writing. It’s not easy, but it can be done.

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~ by fumikaelson on May 22, 2005.

2 Responses to “The Ring Two”

  1. I’m sorry but I disagree completely with your review of this movie. Not only did I think it was great but I’d put it in the same category as wonderful films such as Phantom of the Opera and The Pacifier.

  2. Are you kidding me? The Ring scared me so much. I had nightmares for a week. This movie however, actually made me laugh. The plot made absolutely no sense and it except for a few surprising moments, it wasn’t scary in the least bit. To put it in the same category at Phantom of the Opera is laughable and just plain wrong.

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