How Are Rings Made?
When the trailers for Saw: The Final Chapter started appearing online, I thought that at last we’d finally see the release of this eagerly awaited sequel. No one is saying that The Final Chapter is a great film – that’s just not true. However, there is something about The Final Chapter that makes me think of another of James Wan’s horror films, The Conjuring. This is because both films take place in New York City, and the scariest creatures in the first half of the movie are from that locale.
Rings isn’t all that bad – in fact it’s one of the better horror movies made this year. No one is saying that the special effects aren’t convincing or that everything is unrealistic. But it does have its moments. For instance, midway through the movie, after a particularly gruesome scene occurs that leaves the viewer with a strong sense of dread, an adult male (Dillon) says to his unsuspecting daughter: “Your mommy just threw up, did you see the blood? Your mommy just threw up!”
This exchange doesn’t make much sense, but it does occur. And then a few minutes later, when the killer is about to kill his next victim, he informs his daughter that he has “just” killed someone and that the body is lying on a table and must be studied “for future science.” It seems that the only explanation for all the mayhem that takes place is that a series of apparently random, yet seemingly perfectly executed rings and springs have been used in the process of some horrific murder.
Although it doesn’t have a crystal clear storyline, the movie makes a number of logical and interesting points about rings and their role in modern life. What many people don’t realize, of course, is that this isn’t your grandmother’s world. Rings and subrings have come a long way since Evelyn’s wedding in the third chapter of Aesop’s “The Jungle Book.” Nowadays they can be found in high tech gizmos and they are often visible and used in public settings, just like cars, watches and sunglasses.
The theory is simple enough. Think of a circle, with the four points on the circumference representing the four elements: gold, iron, water and air. Each of these has a corresponding magnetic field, which is why objects close to each other will be attracted to one another if there’s a sufficient gap between them. By putting on rings, you can cancel out this field. If a strong magnetic field is present, objects that stand directly in front of it won’t be able to be attracted to it. This means that the rings cancel out the field that the strings are supposed to bring about in the first place.
The real magic comes when you actually wear the rings. Because the theory says that if something has a positive effect on another object, it will have a positive effect on your body as well, rings have this property. And wearing them will not only cancel out the field created by the spring, but it will also give you a certain amount of protection, depending on the type of ring that you’re wearing. It’s the best insurance policy you could ever get!