The Ring (2002)
Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brain Cox, David Dorfman
Storyline: A young journalist investigates a videotape that is linked to anyone viewing it will die.
Review (spoils): Ok first off this is a remake of the classic Ringu. So we have the young blonde journalist named Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) who investigates a murder of 4 young people which links to a story of a haunting videotape. During this her dumb son watches the tape even though he was told not too and now she races against time to end the curse to save her son’s life.
The acting in the film is average but what do you want it’s a horror film. But the storyline does flow well and the actually scenes on the videotape are really well done. The emotion of the theme works well as the film has a groaning depressing feeling. Gore Verbinski did a great job doing this as the main little haunting girl (the classic and now over used choppy movements) is memorable for the new audiences and some of the classic scenes such as the horse and the boat is everlasting in the mind. That’s what you want in a horror film, leaving an everlasting mark in the mind to remind you of it. Hats off to you Mr. Verbinski for accomplishing that.
Rating: What I do have to say is this is a decent remake. Yes you heard that right (I hate remakes normally) but it’s true. Naomi Watts was the right person to lead this role and this film. Yes the kid can be annoying but what kid can’t be in horror? This is one of the best remakes out there for horror right now except for The Thing. If you have not seen this film, do yourself a favor and check it out.