The latest sequel of the horror series will make you want to rewatch the 1998 Ringu, and 2002 ‘The Ring’ to know the real definition of a horror movie, in other words a global scary flick! The makers of Rings have injected the movie with overdose ounces of cinematic lunacy that you start counting the number of heads attending the movie rather than getting glued to the screen. Beware! You in for a disappointment if you purchase your tickets with the expectations of the previous sequel.
The plot picks up from a present day conversation between two people, over a flight travel, about the so called ‘videotape’ that on viewing takes the life of the concerned person in exactly seven days. Instead of questioning the person back about the ‘videotape’, the girl listens to the blabber of the guy who explains that he has just five minutes left before the end death time of seven days. As his time nears the end, his nose begins to bleed, there is the buzz of insects and the black liquid oozes out of the bottom of the bathroom door of the carrier. He eventually dies (very predictable)!
Though we live in the 21st century, where technology rules humans through smartphones and televisions, the makers forgot to move forward with time after the first sequel was a super hit, where the breaking video og the tape was scary.
The essential element of ‘horror’ is missing from the movie! Look around and you see much scarier things than a predictable ghost coming out of a television set. The parody of ‘The Ring’, Scary Movie franchise seemed to be much better than the present movie.
Comparing the much expected sequel to a small flick like ‘Unfriended’, ‘Rings’, is an utter failure! The makers of ‘Unfriended’ were intelligent enough to keep the audience entertained through the use of present day technology, i.e. the most widespread social media platform, Facebook.
‘Rings’ should have had the original crew of the first sequel to bring in the element of horror, to make the audience fall off their seats.
Rings (2017) is a complete waste of money, time and energy. Take in your tickets if you have nothing else to do and would love to get wasted over the money you pay for your boring theatre seats.