Are you brave enough to watch the new Rings trailer? Because, you know, if you do, there’s this whole seven days thing you should know about…
Paramount Pictures has finally dropped a new trailer for the third film in the franchise today and it looks…well, sort of just like the first movie. See for yourself here:
A few observations on this:
It’s definitely interesting to see the movie explore the modern way in which we consume media. I actually had just rewatched the original 2002 film earlier this week and was taken back about how Naomi Watts’ character went about investigating the whole situation: she used newspaper archives that were printed on real paper! Not only that, but the original video was on a VHS tape that she had to make copies of – by hand! And then, get this, the televisions were big. Like, they were deep. Not flatscreens. They weren’t even HD! Can you remember such a time?
I’m looking forward to seeing what can be explored using the concept of the viral video. This makes the deadly video much more powerful than ever before. I mean, could you imagine simply scrolling through Facebook and accidentally watching something that will kill you? Also, will you now get a text instead of a call? What if your cell phone is charging in the other room – and what kind of heathen even uses their phone for communicating anymore!? It’s for Instagram!
Jokes aside, I’m hoping for the best.
A new chapter in the beloved “Ring” horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…
Rings is directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez and will open on February 3rd, 2017. Visit the official website here.