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The Ring 2 - Hollywood Sequel

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Seth Gecko, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Seth Gecko

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    Am I the only person who thought that this movie was a) not scary whatsoever and b) unbelievably dumb ?

    Without giving to much in the way of spoilers but just in case, did anyone think that Rachel has amnesia or something for thinking there's nothing "scary" about water? Esp. knowing Samara DROWNED!

    Might just be me?
     
  2. Marc

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    i thought it had a few jumpy moments but just like the first remake, it ran out of steam after about 20 mins and degenerated into a melodrama until the last 15 mins or so. There was a severe lack of video related deaths as well.
     
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    Is the Japanese Ring 2 any better?
     
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    No.

    I found the hollywood remake of The Ring to be the best of the Jap/USA bunch.
     
  5. Seth Gecko

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    Highly subjective IMO. All depends on how you liked Ringu.

    As for the USA Ring 2, I do tend to buy "the set", hence why I have Batman Forever and Batman & Robin - even though they are dire. I'll get this, but probably won't watch it - it'll just complete the "set".
     
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    I thought Ringu was quite good, made a lot more sense to me than the remake. The remake seemed to over complicate certain bits unnecessarily. I recorded Ringu 2 the other day just need to find time to watch it!
     
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    japanese over american any day
     
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    :eek: WHAT?

    pooped my pants one Sunday morning when I had adouble bill of Ringu/2
     
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    I thought Ringu was a lot scarier than the US remake plus it made more sense. The remake was just complicated for no need.
     
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    How can you be scared by a Jap film. You spend most of the time reading the words. I nearly fell asleep in ring (the Jap one)
     
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    Both Jap versions are far superior to the remakes IMO. They may have been a little bit slower, but there was certainly more mystery surrounding Sadako and, as a result, more dread/atmosphere. The US versions are a little more 'dumbed down' and overly explainatory.
    I have noticed that generally, it depends on which version you've seen first, but the kid with the giant potato head, doesn't help the remakes. :D
     
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    Subtitled films don't bother me. I watch so many of them that I've got used to reading very fast! :D
     
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    I watched the ring (the jap one) and thought it were boring as, that might have had somthing to do with the fact i was reading subtitles. Regardless in my opinion i would say the Hollywood remak is way better. also naomi watts is way hot to
     
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    Now that I agree on! :smashin:
     
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    I love my foreign films, and thought that they did a pretty good job (as US remakes go) on the first one. I saw Ring2 in the cinema last week and thought it was truly awful. Even the delightful Naomi Watts couldn't save it IMO. I dread to see what is done to Tale of 2 Sisters and Oldboy :eek:
     
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    I didn't like this move, I got bored.
     
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    Aawww heck :mad:. There I was having a really good day then all of a sudden you go and remind me about these :suicide: .

    I'm infinitely more horrified what hollywood will do with these then at any moment during Ring 2.
     
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    I didn't realise they are remaking Oldboy? :confused:
     
  19. Seth Gecko

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    Apparently with Nicholas Cage. Note to casting agents - Just say no to drugs. No, Seriously.
     
  20. Tejstar

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    Why why why why why.......... :mad:
     
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    RE: Oldboy remake

    For anyone is as interested as I am in this remake heres the latest rumor...... Russell Crowe for Dae-soo. Can't see it myself but better then Cage???

    My vote? Gary Oldman :thumbsup: but preferably don't remake it in the first place :thumbsdow
     
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    Gary Oldman would be ideal he even looks slightly like the main charater. Oh well We shall have await in fear it seems.
     
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    Is the Hollywod version of "Ring 2" a remake of the Japanese "Ring 2" (ie follows the same storyline of this chapter), or did Hollywood go off on a different tangent (different storyline altogether) continuing on from Hollywoods "The Ring" ?

    I know of USA planning a lot of remakes of oriental horror films. I heard they're also remaking the Thai film "The Shutter" and I hope they don't mess it up. "The Shutter" is a new and very frightening film, I strongly recommend it if yo are able to get hold of it. I don't mind reading subtitles of original foreign horror films, as subtitles have never deviated my attention from what happening visually in the film.
     

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