A few good gotcha moments and one solid thrill isn't enough save this movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
...there's virtually no reason for the movie to even exist.
Watts is a terrific actress, but there's little she can do to cover the cavernous gaps in logic in Ehren Kruger's script.
| Original Score: 2/5
A perplexing compound of the silly and the glum.
Hideo Nakata directed the Japanese version of the "Ringu" series and one would expect that he'd know how to do a decent horror film..for some reason he didn't do it this time.
| Original Score: 1/5
Like most bad sequels, it is a patchwork quilt of themes and images from other, better movies.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
This tired followup manages to recycle all that was obnoxious about the first movie while abandoning the one legitimately frightening element of the original: the tape.
| Original Score: 1/4
Naomi Watts is excellent, giving a more complex performance than the film really deserves and portraying Rachel as a mixture of anger, toughness and vulnerability.
Even if you buy the basic premise of a ghost on videotape, the tortuous logic demanded to create a sequel doesn't hold up to reasonable scrutiny
Drastic character changes dilute what was a dense and terrifying story.
| Original Score: C
Less is often more but in the case of The Ring Two, the lazily-titled sequel to the popular -- and enormously successful -- The Ring, more is less (more or less).
This isn't a slasher horror film at all; it gets deep into the characters' heads.
| Original Score: 4/5
Saddled with a dreary pacing and the need to fulfill its sequel-itis tendencies, this particular Ring is tainted jewelry in search of its missing sparkle
From what I could tell, Samara would be a much more interesting child to hang with than Aidan, who has the engaging personality of a cardboard box.
An assortment of scenes from the original reshot with the sprinklers turned on, held together by the thinnest of plots.
There are no rules: sometimes you can jump inside the TV and other times it's just being moody. And sometimes strange computer-generated deer show up and trash your car.
In "The Ring 2," bathtubs overflow, ceilings drip, walls weep, wells vomit, characters nearly drown, yet ironically, the movie suffers from the lows of a creative drought.
| Original Score: C-
Ring Two goes far enough into dementia that (if you can stick with it that long), you may wish it would suck it up and go the full mile.
... it's best to give up on the plot because it's horse manure (and not even pure horse manure). Sometimes the well just runs dry.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Du gros, gros recyclage.
| Original Score: C+