Also known as Ringu 5, director Tsutomu Hanabusa drags us kicking and screaming back into the world of Sadako, the stringy-haired ghost girl we've all come to know and loathe in the previous four Ringu films. Because, seriously, how long can she go on being bitter about being tossed into a well? Also, this one is in 3D which makes it even more annoying.
We start out with a dude in white tossing a long-haired girl into a well. There's really no explanation for it but there are a whole lot of women with long, black hair and nightdresses in the well so it seems he's been at this for a while.
In the meantime, one of the suicides is a schoolgirl in Akane Ayukawa's class. The girl's friend, Lisa, is frantically trying to find the video because she's a stupid heifer. When searching for the video, it leaves a 404 error but it will still play when you're alone. Which is, like, the worst coding EVER.
|You paid extra for this shit?|
And then we find out that Akane is a telekinetic and Sadako wants her because she's powerful and with her power she can erase all humanity from existence. That's not optimal. Sadako snatches Takanori Andou (Akane's boyfriend?) and makes him disappear into an LCD screen on the side of a truck. Akane tracks Sadako down to her original well and has to do battle with all of the Sadako grasshopper monsters and she wins the day by destroying an iPhone because the Japanese are fucked in the head.
I know that this movie had some out there advertising but, fuck, man. The 3D was laughable. The script was boring. The lead actress stumbled her way through this like she was sharing Sharon Stone's highball on the set of Catwoman. There was no art here. This was all about profit and it shows.
Skip it. Skip it HARD.