Rings

2017

Drama / Horror

151
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 6%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 28%
IMDb Rating 4.5 10 30484

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by WisdomsHammer 3 / 10

Rooting for Samara

There is some wonderful lighting and cinematography in this. And I found the music haunting and effective. I also thought Vincent D'Onofrio was great. Those are the kindest things I think I can say about this. I have so many questions... The main character stumbles into the video and seems to know all about it without anyone telling her. The rest of the movie is a lot of people trying to prevent her from doing stupid things that will kill her. Why won't they just let her die? What's with the lame ending? Why do characters say things like, "Hey, I found out what this thing means," and then not tell anyone what it means? Why was the writing so sloppy? Will that poor actress who played Julia get any more work after this?

Reviewed by semichan-kokonut 1 / 10

1 Hour and 42 minutes you could spend on something - anything else

Remember Samara Morgan ? Well she's back, back, back again ! Adapted from a 2005 short from Jonathan Liebesman (which was serving as a prequel to "The Ring 2", released that same year), this nearly 2 hours long movie drags you all along and was 10 times more efficient as a 16min clip. Most good shorts just don't do it as full features (i.e. : "Lights Out") and this one is no exception.

The movie opens with the most ridiculous scene and instantly turns you off - this is the nicest way I can put it. The rest is by no means brilliant either, however. In "Rings", people watch the cursed tape despite all fair warnings and hints, they know what they're getting themselves into - when this film unfolds, Samara Morgan and her story are pretty widely known and the urban legend is now part of a whole subculture/cult. You would thought this would work as a natural selection of sort, but sadly, we have to follow the adventures of those who didn't pass the test. Additionally, there's a mysterious new tape. It's not that mysterious at all though, and quite poorly conceived. "Put some mildly scary and vague imagery in there. Yeah, crosses, churches, dead birds... Hey, what about an Ouroboros ?" Anyhow, this tape is getting watched and someone (Julia, played by Matilda Lutz) will try to understand and solve it all again, to save themselves (her and her boyfriend, played by Alex Roe), and ultimately save Samara, too. Let the 7 days countdown begin.

(+)

  • Samara stepped up her game! Now coming through flat screens, smartphones, and onto planes. She's not going to let herself be stopped by technical difficulties, no mam'.
  • Contains usable advises such as "how to get yourself out of a hostage situation by using a cup of tea".
  • It's a high budget film, and it shows. Jokes apart, it's visually pleasing.


(-)
  • Jump scares, flashing images with loud, disruptive noises. Are you scared yet ? Have another jump scare anyway.
  • The plot is bland, did anyone really ask for this ?
  • Matilda Lutz's character is a classic "I want to save the world because everyone has some good in them" case.
  • Johnny Galecki and Vincent D'Onofrio were wasted over just as hollow parts.


The sad truth is, no one shines in this movie except for, maybe, contortionist Bonnie Morgan who brings a tad bit of life to Samara. The ending is predictable, too (and the trailer literally gives it away). It probably tries to pass on a feeling of dread and fatalism but will only leave you with a terrible sense of annoyance. The ending is not an end, and I can only cross my fingers that this wasn't a sign a sequel was ever considered.

I gave only one star to "Rings" because of how exasperated it got me. As much as I tried to be objective with this review, I couldn't find anything positive to say. I've seen this exact same movie too many times these past 10 years and the horror genre isn't going anywhere with this.

Reviewed by georgedmartinez 4 / 10

Missed Opportunity (full version)

Am I the only person who was really disappointed in the ending of this movie? I didn't really expect much from the movie; I was a fan of the first one, sat through the second and happened to catch this one because it was on Hulu. The movie wasn't great, I don't even know if I can say that it was good but it got me through a couple of hours on a slow day which is all I was looking for.That being said, about two minutes before the movie ended I was feeling pleasantly surprised because it appeared that I was getting something I didn't even know I wanted: a sense of closure for Samara. The mythology surrounding the character is shaky at best but she's always had some pretty simple motivations. In the first movie she just wanted to be heard. The second (which I admittedly don't remember very well), she wanted a mother. In this movie, she just apparently just wanted some peace. For someone to care enough about her to finally put her to rest properly. Then the next two minutes of the movie happened and all I was left with was a big WTF. Now that just means that a**hole preacher man was right and Samara's just evil killing people for the fun of it. Why? Because it's a horror movie and it has to have a twist ending? It's not like it was a good setup for a sequel. The video went viral. Whats Samara going to do next? Walk through a post apocalyptic world with a table showing the video in remote villages to people with no internet? I'd love for the studio to prove me wrong and come up with a decent sequel but I don't see it happening. I just feel like there was a chance to lay Samara and the franchise to rest with some dignity and the opportunity was missed, but that's just me.

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