Ringu 0 Reviews
Dumbfounded by some of the other reviews. Do they eat lithium for breakfast? If you're used to American fluff, and don't understand Japanese movies or culture, this may not be for you.
The build-up, story and reveals lure you in. Soundtrack fantastic. Scariest movie I've ever seen. Yukie Nakama is one of the cutest Japanese actresses. That dichotomy between her and her alter give the movie power. Psychological. Best seen on a hot summer night to give you chills. Nightmares to follow.
That's not to say there aren't scares, they're just subtler, with director Norio Tsuruta concentrating more on the eeriness of the whole affair. It plays out really well. We get a better look at Sadako as a troubled young woman, her fear of her own self, her longing for human connection and the mess of it all. We also get a better view of her father, just for a few minutes but they are effectively used. Sadako's mother is, if possible, even creepier than her daughter.
Understandably, some may find this boring but i can only speak for my self and i found it much more interesting than the first two. Not as scary, not as a entertaining but definitely more interesting. Ringu 0 is not without its flaws but it's a brave, understated effort with imagery that at times, particularly during the last 25 minutes, is otherworldly beautiful..in a creepy way.