Social Icons

The Ring (2002)

The Ring (2002)


Naomi Watts
Martin Henderson
David Dorfman
Brian Cox

Directed by Gore Verbinski

The movie does posses some really disturbing imagery, but the movie makers didn’t rely on that, what they did was they made the story tasteful that will draw you the viewer in, the movie main plot may be ridiculous but the delivery is masterful, the cinematography and the effects were good enough and the movie delivers the chills that horror movies are suppose to make you feel.

The problem with this movie will have to be the actors themselves, I felt they were not just the right set of people to have been used to deliver this movie, although Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2 and 3) directing was masterful and was able to outclass the actors poor delivery you will still notice a lax that makes you wonder how greater this movie would have been if it had been done by other actors in it.

Tagged as the best Japanese Horror remake ever, this movie is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ringu. The films are based on Kôji Suzuki's novel named Ringu, the book is about a mysterious cursed videotape, which contains some disturbing images. After the viewer is done watching the tape, the viewer gets a call, upon which she hears a girl's voice telling the viewer that he/she will die in seven days.

The movie plot is similar in foundation to that of the book, it features a journalist who is investigating the death of four teenagers, there is a weird tale going around that the death of this teenagers was caused by the videotape that they saw. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) the journalist took the tape home, and she and her son watched it (not intentionally though).

Now Rachel has to race against time to save her life and her son’s from a mysterious girl.

The Ring was met with considerable amount of criticism but most of which were positive, it was also a financial success, production cost was 48 million and the move raked in over 240 million dollars, such numbers led to the studio making a second part to this wonderful horror movie. The sequel still bordered around the events of the first film, but it was not as good as the first.

If you have not got the time to sit down to see this horror flick, maybe you should, just to get the fun of the chills, I guarantee that this movie will make you smile, smile in fear.


Post a Comment