The internet is such a dangerous place these days...
Like ''The Ring'' (released two weeks ago), this movie is also based on a Japanese horror movie (also named ''The Ring''). Instead of a video tape, the source of evil in this case is a web site. Anyone visiting the web site dies mysteriously 48 hours later, usually in the way they most feared dying. A young detective, frustrated by his inability to catch a serial killer, teams up with a researcher to solve four recent accidental deaths, which they learn are connected by the web site. The detective decides to log onto the site, leaving them with only 48 hours to solve the problem.
95 minutes, No persons under 18
Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Ian Douglas: Geez, what a confused mish mash. Towards the end, all logic (even by Hollywood standards) flies out
the window and is replaced by a bizarre collage of images. Hollywood is starting to get a clue about how
computers work, but is all at sea regarding the Net (ever heard of DNS and traceroute?), and especially, bandwidth issues. This miseducation is not helping.
The real problem with this movie is the script, which seems to have left out bits, apart from having serious logic flaws
and no idea of how to resolve the story.