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Rings Movie Review

Here is a Rings movie review from Yours Truly. But then again, thinking it over, does a movie that was as chronically bad as Rings even DESERVE a review? Well, a GOOD review, that is, which this movie certainly does NOT.

Having enjoyed The Ring and The Ring 2, I was expecting even more great things from this third movie in the Rings franchise, as I looked forward to the further spooky adventures of Samara. But, boy, was I disappointed. What an utter letdown this movie was. Eight bloody quid on such a dire blur ray down the drain.

In attempting to update the Samara saga to take place in the modern-day world of the Internet and online video, thus moving it away from the noughties VHS tape scenario, the writers failed miserably. It just didn’t work, and to be honest, I don’t think they should dabble in this kind of tech-savvy storyline ever again if they are going to make anymoe Rings movie. For me, it totally ruined the whole Rings franchise.

I was so disappointed and annoyed by the utter car crash of a movie that was Rings that I won’t even bother going into any great detail about the general storyline, because I don’t have a single good word to say about it. Suffice to say that if I’d have gone to see this film on the pictures, I’d have become so bored that I’d have walked out before it had reached even its first 20 minutes. Honestly, I actually thought I was going to nod off at one point, that’s how profoundly soporific and interminable it was.

Rings is, without doubt, total and utter garbage. Truly, one of the WORST horror sequels I have ever seen in my whole life. An utterly dull, boring – and oh so confusing  – plot. It was worse than watching paint dry. And don’t even get me started on the equally dull and boring characters. Honestly, why did they even bother making a third Rings movie? They should have left Tamara’s story at Ring 2.

Another big failing of the movie was this: the lovely and talented Naomi Watts – who shone so brightly as the main protagonist in the first two Rings movies – is regrettably conspicuous by her absence. In her place, we have two zero-dimensional college lovebirds, who are nowhere near as interesting and rootable for as Watts’s character was.

Needless to say, I have just wasted eight quid on this pathetic piece of tripe of a movie. Ebay here it comes!

All in all, I found Rings to be a complete and utter disappointment. Nowhere near as engrossing and gripping as the first two, and very low on scare factor.

Avoid it like the plague.

Alan Toner
www.alantoner.com