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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Some scares in otherwise dull, unnecessary horror sequel.

Movie PG-13 2017 117 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 13+

Good Scary Movie

I went cinema with a friend to see Rings 2017 it is a good movie gave my friend nightmares and I slept over for 7 days to support him and show hit it ain’t even real

This title has:

Great role models
age 15+

Ring ring yo!

2017 version of the smash hit The Ring from 2002 when VHS was a dying format, and VHS made a comeback among nostalgia purists on Youtube and social media like Facebook and on a decade later.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (19 ):

This lethargic, sadly unnecessary horror sequel attempts more of the same mythology but quickly proves to be utterly boring, with dull characters, no genuine scares, and nothing to say. Following the American films The Ring (2002) and The Ring Two (2005) and based on the original series of Japanese novels (by Koji Suzuki) and movies, Rings adds nothing to the franchise's mythology, with the possible exception of updating the old VHS tape to new, digital files that can be played on phones and desktops.

The characters' attempt to solve the mystery only begs the question: Didn't they already take care of this in the last couple of movies? And being stuck with the two main characters doesn't help; they're arguably the dullest couple ever to grace a horror movie. Director F. Javier Gutierrez goes for only jump-scares -- including the sudden opening of an umbrella! -- but they're so glumly routine that it's impossible not to guess when they're coming. In the end, this Rings is less "lord" and more "bored."

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