The Ring

The Ring 2002

It begins as just another urban legend - the whispered tale of a nightmarish videotape that causes anyone who watches it to die seven days later. But when four teenagers all meet with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape, investi…
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It begins as just another urban legend - the whispered tale of a nightmarish videotape that causes anyone who watches it to die seven days later. But when four teenagers all meet with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape, investigative reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) tracks down the video...and watches it. Now, the legend is coming true, the clock is ticking and Rachel has just seven days to unravel the mystery of The Ring.

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  • A very respectable, well-made remake that, unfortunately, set the stage for the flood of incompetent Asian remakes to follow.

  • Great American remake and better than I expected it would be. It's not really that creepy, but the mystery factor makes for one truly engaging show.

  • A solid remake of Hideo Nakata's 'Ring', but it lacks the pervasive dread that is present throughout the original. It starts out very similarly to Ring, but certain parts of the plot begin to differ as the movie progresses. Naomi Watts does a fair job as 'Rachel', a journalist and mother of one. David Dorfman, who plays Rachel's son, is (funnily enough) one of the creepiest characters in this movie, and you wonder if he wouldn't have been better cast in a remake of The Omen instead. Lacking the subtlety of the Japanese version, there are a couple of cheap 'make you jump' moments that scream Hollywood, and are completely unnecessary in a movie that is supposed to scare people in a lasting way. Overall it's an entertaining horror movie, but it'd be worth watching the original first for the full experience.

  • better then i was expecting, well worth watching

  • I saw this movie about a month after I saw the Original Japanese Version for the first time. I'm impressed. This movie is a great remake. Gone are the scenes that linger just a little too long with no addition to the story line. In their place are new scary scenes, and a longer "Evil Video". The Movie unfortunately takes American privileges when following the story, and this is where I enjoyed the Japanese Version better, because a "Pshyco Psychic" story line is heaps better and creepier than the horse farm story line!<p> Better effects than the original, but the storyline is creepier in the Japanese Original. 3 Paws.

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