movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] Have you ever seen something so scary that you just… you had to show someone else??

PLOT SUMMARY: Rachel and her son leave the town from The Ring 1… But uh oh! There’s another copy of that evil tape!

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers]Mother drowns son

PEOPLE: Oddly enough, this remake was (unlike The Ring 1) directed by the original Japanese director of Ringu and Ringu 2. Very weird — he’s remaking his own film! But not quite — people are saying this is actually a remake of Dark Water disguised as a Ring remake. I gotta say — I thought of Dark Water when I watched this, even though I’ve never seen Dark Water!

With Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, Elizabeth Perkins (Cecilia from Weeds!), Gary Cole, Sissy Spacek.

QUIRKS: Same shit, different movie.

VISUALS: Yea… kinda creepy, but not really that scary. Ring 1 was better.

SOUNDTRACK: Yea… kinda creepy, but not really that scary. Ring 1 was better.

WILHELM SCREAM: Didn’t hear it, but supposedly there is one…

GOOD STUFF: Apparently the beginning is a re-creation of a fan-made short. That’s kinda nifty.

This was still entertaining, at least.

BAD STUFF: Kinda creepy, but Ring 1 was better.

CONCLUSION: Kinda creepy, but Ring 1 was better.

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 3/5 stars (vs 4/5 for The Ring 1). IMDB: 6.4/10 (vs 7/10 for The Ring 1).
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 6/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 5.1/10 (vs 7.2 for The Ring 1), Netflix: 3.0/5 stars (vs 3.4/5 for The Ring 1) (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 3.1/5 stars–pretty spot on) (vs 3.4/5 for The Ring 1).

RECOMMENDATION: Eh. If you really liked The Ring, you might want to check this out. You may be better off with the Japanese ones, though.

SIMILAR MOVIES: Dark Water, I hear. Haha.

MOVIE QUOTE:

Evelyn: It was you! You did it!
Rachel Keller: What did I do?
Evelyn: You let the dead get in.Mood: full
Music: Gwar – Immortal Corruptor (live)