March 21, 2005, 3:15 p.m. CST
March 21, 2005, 3:15 p.m. CST
March 21, 2005, 3:26 p.m. CST
I have heard rave after rave. I'm ready. Bring this mother on!
March 21, 2005, 3:57 p.m. CST
MY THEORY: Watts destroyed a
March 21, 2005, 3:58 p.m. CST
by George Newman
March 21, 2005, 4:23 p.m. CST
by Biko Salamar
March 21, 2005, 4:54 p.m. CST
Scooby Doo 3: The Ghost of Hanna-Barbarra "Alright, Fred, yeah, okay...lay down on the ground. yeah, just like that. Now, Velma, get on that nurses outfit and those black leather fetish boots. Now, mount him and slowly stick pins through his eye lids, and then, slowly saw through his left leg." I can see the auditioning process for that movie going very well.
March 21, 2005, 5:02 p.m. CST
Can always count on you for clear, precise, useful and insightful reviews. Nice job. Makes the hunt for great filmgoing experiences much easier... THANK YOU.
March 21, 2005, 10:28 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
Honestly, the logic is a bit wonky (the "deer" setpiece reminded me of that safari park scene in The Omen, only it's never really explained why the deer want to attack Aidan, and if they *do* want him dead, why do they just stand there calmly at the end of the scene and let Rachel just drive off?), but I still found the film to be creepy and atmospheric (Hans Zimmer's terrific score helped a great deal). I agree that the ending was too soft-pedaled. What is it that prevents horror filmmakers from ending their movies on the downbeat it requires, aside from having to keep the door open for more sequels? That said, I thought Ring 2 was a more-than-adequate sequel.
March 22, 2005, 12:08 a.m. CST
This is a hard lesson for Dreamworks to learn. It is foolish to dumb down what is considered a quality horror story in order fit within the framework of what they THINK appeal to TEENAGER'S cinematic desires. That's right, DW, you know what I'm talking about. Kruger was probably forced by Walter Parkes to write the sequel for folks 13 years and up. It really shows. The scares are grossly cliche, even expected, and poor Naomi Watts had to dredge through hopeless dialogue. At the theatre I was at in Seattle, one filled with teens, they were booing at the end. Nice going, DW.
March 22, 2005, 12:33 a.m. CST
This review not only sums up the things that are wrong with "The Ring 2" but offers an alternative vision that would have made much more sense and moved the mythology forward in a way faithful to the rules set up in the first film. With any luck, "The Ring 2" will do just well enough to warrant a 3rd installment...Watts will refuse to come back, and they can do it right the next time out.
March 22, 2005, 5:10 a.m. CST
March 22, 2005, 2:59 p.m. CST
I didn't think it was as much as Verbinksi's American Remake. But THE RING TWO is a decent sequel. It veered off into a different direction and was not dull or tired. See you take a chance... and get blasted for it. So what Moriarty and the people who liked RINGS but don't like RING 2 are saying they just wanted more of the tape... we'll that's what we got in the 1st movie. So it baffles me when I hear comments like "doesn't move the story forward"... "doesn't make sense". Huh? You know how stupid that sounds coming from people who watch a movie and think ghosts and werewolves make sense? Is this movie supposed to be Schinlder's List? If anyone at all watches Asian Horror movies... you'll know that ideas and plot devices are not always spoon-fed to the audience like all American Movies are.
March 22, 2005, 4:01 p.m. CST
Rachel helps Aidan save his life by copying the tape. But you have to copy it AND show it to someone else...so WHO DID AIDAN SHOW IT TO?? This was never answered, right??
March 22, 2005, 4:34 p.m. CST
by Spike Fett
Then it was intended.
March 22, 2005, 11:52 p.m. CST
Hollywood is fucking up again. I found out that there is going to be an american version of OLDBOY. I don't think it can be as good. LEAVE KOREAN MOVIES ALONE...
March 23, 2005, 12:48 a.m. CST
by Mister Man
"Ring" originally included an ending scene where Watt's character places the video on the shelf of a video store.
March 23, 2005, 6:54 a.m. CST
Did we really need that remake of 'The Grudge'? Do we really need a remake of 'Oldboy'? Why don't they just distribute the original film in cinemas and save some money to genetically engineer some scriptwriters.
March 24, 2005, 8:10 a.m. CST
"Yeah, but after 9 years it really started t feel like home" Don't miss OldBoy!
March 24, 2005, 10:33 a.m. CST
that would have been a sweet ending they should have kept that scene in. thanks guys
March 24, 2005, 12:21 p.m. CST
The problem with Steamboy was that everyone in the movie besides Steamboy was completely nuts. It doesn't so much have a plot as a bunch of people losing their minds. Right on about amazing aerial sequences and good music though.
March 26, 2005, 4:44 a.m. CST
I bought the Ultimate Edition DVD after the strength of the buzz on this site and a picture of it online, a pretty purple box. Now I've seen it, God I've got a box in my room! My copy's spines got damaged by the copper rivets of the box but since I had to import the darn thing through informal means, I can't get it replaced. Oh well, better to have it than NOT have it.