Rings is third installment of American version of Ring franchise. This third installment happens many years after Rings 2. I am sure you all know the story behind the Ring curse, but in this movie, the curse is digitized and its going viral. Ring curse no longer needs VHS tape.
The Review (Spoiler Free)
The story behind the Ring curse is explained throughout the Ring series, but I have to admit, I’m still confused of all the details. At the same time, it doesn’t help when Rings doesn’t really follow the story from the previous Ring series. Yes, you got it right. Rings completely ignores what happened in Ring 2. There is major plot holes to the story. This is the major disappointment of the movie.
The story is based around a couple name Julia and Holt. Julia becomes worried about her boyfriend when Holt discovered and got involved in Rings tape. When Julia found out about what happened to Holt, she sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend. Rest of the movie is where Julia and Holt try to find the mystery of Ring to save Julia.
One thing that I like about the movie is introduction of new character Gabriel played by Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki. He plays a professor who discovered the curse of Ring and trying to analyze it scientifically. This is very new and original concept for this Ring series. Unfortunately the movie didn’t explore it at all. Instead, the rest of the movie is about Julia and Holt trying to solve the mystery of the ring curse and trying to set Samara free. At this point, the movie started to drag and it slowly lost my interest.
Samara still is pretty freaky and scary after all this year. But I was disappointed that we didn’t get to see her much. Except for this really cool scene in the beginning where Samara comes out of the big LCD screen, we didn’t get to see her much at all.
The movie also ends with bit of surprise twist but it is completely predictable and it sets up for more Ring movies in the future.
In the Nutshell
Rings turned out to be very disappointing. I give 2 out of 5 stars.
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Rotten Tomato Rating: 6% / 27%
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