The Ring (2002)
The Ring is an American 2002 suspense, thriller, supernatural, horror film. It's a remake of a Japanese film called Ringu from 1998. It was directed by Gore Verbinski, written by Ehren Kruger, filmed by Bojan Bazelli, musically composed by Hans Zimmer, edited by Craig Wood, distributed by DreamWorks Pictures, produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, BenderSpink, Parkes, and McDonalds Productions, and starred Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, and Daveigh Chase.
Why It Rocks
- The movie relies very little on gore and more on creepy visuals to scare its audience.
- It's one of the few good American remakes to a fantastic Japanese horror films.
- Director Gore Verbinski was able to bring a haunting sense of atmosphere.
- Fantastic acting, especially from Naomi Watts, who played one of the main characters in the film, Rachel Keller.
- Amazing cinematography.
- Excellent soundtrack.
- Samara Morgan is a very dark, yet sympathetic spirit.
- The ending of the movie didn't make much sense.
The Ring has received a 7.1/10 on IMDB, a 3.3/5 on Letterboxd, a 57/100 on Metacritic, and a 71% critic rating and a 48% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.