Best Scary Movie I have seen in years.
It gave me goose bumps for almost the whole time. This movie, based
on a Japanese movie called "Ringu" is a masterpiece of
director, Gore Verbinski, surprisingly the guy who did The Mexican
and Mouse Hunt. But let us not forget Tim Burton, director of Planet
of the Apes, the original dark Batman movie, and Sleepy Hollow also
directed Frankenweenie and Pee Wee's Big Adventure early in his
Anyway, This movie is, on the surface the basic urban legend kind
of movie. Long story short: There is a video tape. After watching
it, you get a phone call. The caller says, "You have seven
days." Seven days later, you die. Pretty simple story actually.
But this movie carries it of extremely well, without seeming corny
at all. You get drawn into it and sit there stunned while the story
I can't really tell you the best parts without spoiling them for
you, quite the conundrum (go see the movie), but let me just say,
that you should have someone there who won't make fun of you when
you jump, scream or gasp. This is the kind of movie that can give
The female lead is the girl from Mullholland Drive, Naomi Watts.
She is a great choice for this role, and man can she scream. Also
the little kid in the movie, who will undoubtedly be compared to
the Sixth Sense kid, Haley Joel Osment, was an excellent choice.
To top it off there was an amazing score done for the movie which
increased the creepiness of it done by Hans Zimmer who did Gladiator.
The dark and overcast settings add to the movie's feel and cause
you to pay attention to all the minutia that make this movie great.
All in all a great movie. One side note: This is the kind of movie
you can't take lightly and talk during. You need to see it in the
theater, and see it where there are not people annoying you and
you can just sit and become absorbed. If you get it, this is one
of the best movies out there right now, if you don't you will probably
walk away thinking it was dumb. Kind of like Blair Witch. I recommend
this highly for those who want to push the limits of being creeped
out, it will leave you with a feeling that will follow for days.
Or at least 7 of them.