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The Ring Two Reviews

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½ March 15, 2018
Falls short of the somewhat original classic. The Ring (2002)
½ January 12, 2018
It's fun at most part but it's overall boRING (Pun Intended)
½ January 12, 2018
Stunk. They couldve expanded the story quite a bit but it turned into a dud real quick
November 23, 2017
Nope, didn't like this one. I almost fell asleep watching this in the middle of the day!
October 30, 2017
Terrible horror sequel starring who cares anymore.
½ August 20, 2017
The second part of The Ring ( The Ring Two) is a continuation of the first film . It is based on demonic possession . And is down very well. It is the tight relationship between Mother and son that is gripping. And the length one will go to protect there love ones. It is slow moving but it builds the story line. It is a moving horror film more cerebral in context . One of the great horror films if you understand the emotional aspect that Nakata is trying to convey . Naomi Watts and David Dorfman are excellent as the battle otherworldly Samara on there own as no one accept Samar's mother Sissy Spacek understand what the possession really is and what guts it will take for Watts to rid her son of Samara's influence .Great film and underrated by small minded viewers .
June 17, 2017
nowhere near as bad I a remember. very tame and quite slow at times.
½ May 31, 2017
laughably bad. it's kind of crazy how hard of a turn this second movie took. they got the director of the original japanese version and he does a terrible job in this movie. the biggest offense is the fact that the scary moments are not scary at all. they are so poorly done. the story is straight madness and it's really boring. they try to make up a new mystery but it feels forced and half-assed. es el terrible. and i didn't even realize i watched it when it first came out, probably in theaters, until i got to the bath tub scene, which was the only cool part of the movie, even though it was madness. speaking of which, i think the director was so excited to have a larger budget than his normal japanese movies (i'm guessing), that he went crazy with the amount of CGI he used. some of it is decent, some is terrible. but there was really no need for a lot of it. i think the first one barely had any (2 viewings)
½ May 30, 2017
Not as bad as I remember but really boring
½ May 19, 2017
A disturbing sequel, but it doesn't quite live up to the first one.
½ May 8, 2017
it is a sequel that is not afraid to be exactly that; a sequel, a direct continuation and expansion of a story. It lacks the permanent dread but make up with a good plot progression. It makes the right decision to leave the 7 day countdown structure, which would have been a rethread, for a more typical journey that still works very well.
½ May 5, 2017
Certainly not like the original, but The Ring Two is still nevertheless as creepy with the same cast and eerie cinematography as the first. Watts' performance seemed more watered down the second time around though, which was a shame.
½ April 5, 2017
So not even the franchise creator Hideo Nakata could make this all that interesting, with our mother/son team from the first film back again to be menaced further by the evil child Samara. The things that made the original so, well, original, were that it brought new things to the table as far as how the curse worked, how it effected those under it, etc., but this time around it's just all about a possession, and haven't we seen that film before?

The movie also features some dreadful looking CGI deer that are aging poorly even when the film was in theaters.

Rental maybe, but for die hard fans only.
Super Reviewer
February 7, 2017
If you enjoyed the first Paranormal Activity film, you can probably admit that you had a good time with the first couple of sequels. There are times when a series is dragged out, but still works, and then there are films like The Ring Two that are made for money, and nothing else. I've said many times that I'm not a big fan of the horror genre, but when a good one arises, I will be the first to admit that it's great. I have a very open mind about watching films, so even the most bizarre of premises can intrigue me. Having said that, it took a lot out of me to sit through The Ring Two. Rehashing the first film and coming up with the most bizarre plot devices and set pieces, here is why The Ring Two fails on every level.

Although The Ring Two is essentially about a video tape once again and how the ripple effects can really contribute to the terror, the opening of this film is what hooked me. Making me think this film was going to go in a new route, two teenagers are seen watching the tape that supposedly kills you seven days after viewing it. Projecting one of them into the video itself and having black ooze fills the floorboards, the tone of this film felt shifted from the first. Having said that, these tropes would just be overused throughout the film, never explaining how or why. What let me down even more was the fact that the director of the original Japanese film came back to direct this sequel.

After his smash hit in Japan with Ringu, director Hideo Nakata directed a few others, but eventually fell completely off the radar after directing this sequel. It seems very odd that the director of the original Japanese version would want to make a sequel to a remake of his own property, but it seemed promising to me that the story was good enough to make him want to come on board. Having said that, I think his style was clashing with what was set in motion in The Ring. Trying to blend his tropes with the new-age effects was very jarring to me and his slow-burn style does not work as well as it did in his original, due to the fact that the remake moved at a much quicker pace. Sadly, having him direct may have been the wrong decision.

From child-possession, to being pulled into the television set, to having a bathtub explode, to having deer attack a car, The Ring Two is full of surprises that never work in execution. I found myself chuckling at the fact that everything was being taken so seriously, when clearly it's going far too over-the-top, even for a horror film called The Ring Two. This is a problem I have with almost every horror film released nowadays, but the use of CGI is supposed to add to your film, not make it look artificial. The Ring Two was the beginning of an era that would overuse CGI, because it made it easier than building practical elements.

In the end, The Ring Two is a film that tries to invent new ways of telling this plot, but goes too far over-the-top to be able to buy into it. Aside from a very cool opening in my opinion, there isn't much to like about this film. Clocking in at 109 minutes, this film really feels its length. Of all the films made involving this premise, this one finds a way to be the most boring, most uneventful, and the most poorly written and directed. Sure, you may be able to find a few frightening images, but this film as a whole just isn't all that scary. For these reasons and more, The Ring Two is one of my least favourite horror films of all time. If you haven't checked it out yet, you aren't missing out on anything.
Super Reviewer
February 5, 2017
Despite Naomi Watts and Hideo Nakata giving it their all, The Ring Two is a dull, confusing, and scareless affair that pales in comparison to not only the original film, but rest of the franchise as a whole.
February 5, 2017
The Ring Two doles out the horror movie tropes in such boring and ridiculous fashion that we're left confused and questioning rather than frightened.
½ February 3, 2017
I didn't like this movie very much, but it was a step up from the first movie because it did have some creept moments, but like the first movie, it was a bit cheesy.
½ February 3, 2017
I had high expectations after watching the first movie. This did not live up to them at all. It was dull, boring and wasn't scary at all. The conclusion of this movie was messy and only a few loose ends were tied up. I felt like the writers could have made the script in a day, this movie was cheesy and predictable. There's nothing positive I can say about this film, my favorite part would probably be the credits. I felt like I'd seen all of the scares before, they were unoriginal. The whole 'going through the tv' thing was silly, Naomi isn't Samara and Samara doesn't want a 'mummy'. I'm not going to say anymore, as I don't want this review to turn into a rant,
December 29, 2016
The Ring Two comes up short on the splendid scenery, chilling makeup effects and skin-crawling scares that made its predecessor a masterpiece, but just about overcomes its weakness in comparison with a dramatically satisfying follow-up.
November 29, 2016
An extremely poor follow up to its much better predecessor. The pacing and editing was all over the place. Also, the fact that the story mainly centered on Rachel's son was to the film's disadvantage.
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