The Ring 3-D is This Week's Completely Unnecessary Sequel
by Ethan Anderton
April 27, 2010
After scaring audiences away from VHS tapes forever with the 2002 hit horror movie The Ring, which was a remake of the 1998 Japanese film Ringu, studios murdered almost every single Asian horror film they could find by remaking them in Hollywood. And, of course, a successful horror film can't go with out a sequel, so The Ring 2 followed in 2005. Now they're amping things up with the creepy dark-haired Samara coming out of the big screen to nab audiences as Heat Vision says that The Ring 3-D is on the way with writer David Loucka (Dream House) penning the script, which will apparently be an attempt to reinvent this franchise.
No director is attached yet, but it sounds like Paramount is really trying to steer clear of the reboot framing of this new project, but since the new film is being fashioned as more teen-centric with a scenario involving teens finding a VHS player that still works, it's hard to see this film as any but a new start for The Ring. I'd be happier if they used a laserdisc than just going back to the ole VHS tape. Seriously, how much suspense can we get out of a film whose villain is a dead girl who crawls out of a well, and out of a television screen to kill us. The Ring had its moments, perhaps the greatest being the blink-and-you'll-miss-it flashes of said ring in between a couple scene transitions, but I really don't need more of this nonsense, least of all in 3-D.
Reader Feedback - 27 Comments
Ben on Apr 27, 2010
Sucked the first time and the second so yeah, obvious for what'll happen with the third. Boringness to the nth degree...
tra la la la la di da on Apr 27, 2010
I thought the first one was good...Scary Movie 3 ruined the second one for me! Every time I saw that girl pop up I couldn't help myself and laugh! Now 3D?! Such a bad idea...
Ron on Apr 27, 2010
The first Ring is a very good movie. The hard-core horror crowd looking for over the top violence and gore do not appreciate it. But for others it was very entertaining. The Ring 3D will not be a really good movie.
KidA on Apr 27, 2010
@4 I'm not in the "hard-core horror crowd looking for over the top violence and gore" and i thought the ring was stupid as shit. the only quality the movie had was its directing. other then that pure piss
DoomCanoe on Apr 27, 2010
Haha YES!!! ok so it sounds like i'm the only one so far who extremely excited for this! And don't get me wrong, I don't think it's going to be good, I mean I know for a fact that this is going to be horrendous/a disgrace to all film itself, but that's what makes it so fun! I mean c'mon who here DIDN'T think the killer deer scene in the ring two was funny as hell?! This is just a whole new genre of comedy because it's OBVIOUSLY not going to scare anybody! Love it! Awesome!
DANtheMAN on Apr 27, 2010
The first ring scared me :\ I'm kind of a wuss though.... They do not need another one, and certainly not in 3-D.
Sabes on Apr 27, 2010
NeoSlyfer on Apr 27, 2010
They will have to transfer it from VHS to DVD for the film Ring 3? who watchers VHS videos now. The second of the Ring film wasn't that good i cannot say i have seen the original film Ringu but i will try to rent the DVD.
Cineprog on Apr 27, 2010
Christ not another 3D movie.
ProMovieBlogger on Apr 27, 2010
The first Ring was very good. Screw the rest. They should have stopped there.
Zantorian on Apr 27, 2010
yeah, no. this is a waste of time and money.
Xerxex on Apr 27, 2010
actualy the American remake was kind of unnecessary but it turned out to bee as good as the original
pj on Apr 27, 2010
Kay cool. I'm not going to see it, but okay. I don't care anymore.
Daniel Felts on Apr 27, 2010
That's why you're a kid #4. I hate slashers...well, I don't but I call them slashers and not horror. They can be fun. Never the less, I'm an huge horror fan thus why I hated the ring. Boring and not scary at all. Then of course it was ruined with every new Japanese movie having a girl with long ass hair acting like some insane long veil. Ring was not scary. Can't really recall the last scary horror movie I saw. Trick or Treat was fun, crazy, and possibly scary if I saw it around Halloween and watched it in the right environment but I enjoyed the film. Probably the last closest thing I saw to scary...and on;y certain parts. It was pretty comical too where the pumpkin kid gets shot up then grabs the candy and leaves.
tra la la la la di da on Apr 27, 2010
When's Dark Water 3D coming?
Sticky Sweet on Apr 27, 2010
Reinventing a franchise they ripped off in the first place and then throwing 3-D in the mix..... *shakes head*
Lynch on Apr 27, 2010
#15 see Maryters 😉
DoomCanoe on Apr 28, 2010
fuck these movies, the Japanese ones are better. come on America we need to step it up and make an actual scary movie!! Paranormal activity? i fell asleep during it, boring and not scary at alllll
Yeah on Apr 28, 2010
The original Ring remake is actually a good film and a rare example of a good remake. The rest are awful.
SlashBeast on Apr 29, 2010
i would enjoy this one but in 3d maybe not. i would enjoy this in 2d i mean this movie is not meant to be in 3d. see i enjoyed my bloody valentine in 3d cuz the way the miner killer would throw that thing around to kill people. but as far as the movie goes i liked the first two they were intresting and i hope the third one is super good. i just hope rachel keller and aiden keller return in this movie they better not change the whole story around.
michael on Aug 5, 2010
Gee What dumb comments, obviously they making another one because people want to see it and it makes lots of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ i cant wait!
AJ on Nov 5, 2010
I am tired of remakes period. Whether its a remake of asian horror or classic horror is stupid. The ring is no exception. Don't get me wrong the movie is entertaining enough but remaking something just takes away from the original in my book. Come up with some original ideas people.
Guest on Apr 2, 2011
ilker ilker on Jul 13, 2011
Im waiting the ring 3 , it is amazing stroy
Khalid on Aug 23, 2011
When I watched the Ring (I think it was one of my first scary movies) it actually scared the crud out of me. I would go see the 3rd one whether it gets bad reviews or not.
Xhh950 on Dec 11, 2011
There are exceptions when it comes to crappy remakes. The Ring, in my opinion, came out fantastically. The acting on Martin Henderson and Naomi Watts' part could have been better, but Daveigh Chase nailed it as Samara. The way she said "But I do...and I'm sorry...it won't stop," at the end of the movie still gives me chills. Altogether the plot was pretty well done and the symbolism, if you really pay attention, has depth. One thing I'll never forget about that movie is the way that the cursed tape was put together. The Japanese original tape was okay, but the remade cursed tape is scary as hell. I don't know why, but it hits a nerve somewhere in me that I can't explain. The most horrific aspect of the tape is that every disturbing image can be pieced together into Samara's past as depicted in the remake which reveals just enough to still be mysterious and sketchy.
Sara Skye on May 14, 2012
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