Rings Review | The Hollywood Redux Podcast | Episode 406
The Hollywood Redux Podcast crew saw new horror franchise installment, ‘Rings,’ and now have 7 days to review the movie before Samara crawls out of an electronic screen near a water source and gets us. We didn’t make the rules, it’s in the movie.
Read on below then check out our podcast for the full report on whether or not a Quicktime file successfully transfers evil curses…
Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez (previously worked on shorts and a feature, Before the Fall) and written by David Loucka, Jacob Aaron Estes and Akiva Goldsman, with performances from several beautiful people plus a very tired Johnny Galecki and a scenery eating (in the best way) Vincent D’Onofrio, Rings makes Samara a viral video. It is the third entry in the franchise following The Ring (2002) and The Ring Two (2005), both of which only had analog copies of the Ring footage, so, this is progress!
It has not received much love on Rotten Tomatoes – currently the film sits at 7%. The original movie was tightly written and meticulously shot – remember all those carefully lit/exposed images of of a sun setting behind a dead tree, etc? How eerie the TV was, looming, brightly, ominously on, even when you unplugged the cords. Now we have phones, so Samara can just pop on up out of that well through the mobile. Take our advice – watch this movie on your mobile instead of a movie theater screen.
You have 7 days to share this review before blind Vincent D’Onofrio starts doing his third act impression of the old guy from Don’t Breathe until you die: