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Friday, 12 May 2017

RINGS [2017]

Although I wasn't as dismayed as I was with the second installment of the American Ring series director F. Javier GutiĆ©rrez's duller than dishwater third film doesn't fare much better.
Scary videtape girl of death, Samara, has gone viral now and for some reason it doesn't create as much global mayhem as it really should.  In fact, in one of many missed potentials, it just focuses on a bunch of college kids and their teacher that get involved in this woefully unfocused plot.
The first film was filled with dreaded atmosphere, strong performances, beautiful photography & music and genuinely frightening scares but now it's just a bunch of cheap thrills, silly lines of dialogue ("I love your smell"? Feck) and boring characters that never adds up to much of anything.
Vincent D'Onofrio, sit in the corner and think about what you've done.

1½ flies in my weed out of 5

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