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The Ring Two 2005

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To escape their haunting memories, Rachel and her son start a new life in a small Oregon town. But when evidence at a local crime scene reveals a mysterious unmarked videotape, Rachel realizes that the vengeful Samara is back and more determined than ever to continue her relentless cycle of terror.

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Naomi Watts, Simon Baker
Runtime:
1 hour, 49 minutes

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Genres Mystery, Horror
Director Hideo Nakata
Starring Naomi Watts, Simon Baker
Supporting actors David Dorfman, Elizabeth Perkins, Gary Cole, Sissy Spacek, Ryan Merriman, Emily VanCamp, Kelly Overton, James Lesure, Daveigh Chase, Kelly Stables, Cooper Thornton, Marilyn McIntyre, Jesse Burch, Michael Chieffo, Steven Petrarca, Michael Dempsey, Kirk B.R. Woller, Jeffrey Hutchinson
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 3, 2005
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As a rule, sequels are terrible. And "The Ring Two" is not so much terrible as it is ordinary. It's graced with an outstanding performance by Naomi Watts and some truly creepy scenes, but it lacks the visceral direction of the first movie. In short, it's a sequel.

As the story opens, we see a slimy-looking boy tricking his girlfriend into watching (drumroll please) The Tape (anyone who saw the short film "Rings" will see the backdrop). As we know from "The Ring," if you get someone else doomed by the tape, you get to live and they die. But things don't turn out so well for the boy. Meanwhile, Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is fleeing to a rural town with her son Aidan (David Dorfman). They thought they had managed to destroy the evil Samara's curse, but of course they were wrong.

And no sooner have they settled down, than Rachel finds signs of Samara's presence. A young boy has died inexplicably, left with a hideous facial deformity. When Rachel confirms that it was Samara who killed him, she finds that Samara is now targeting Aidan's. In a nutshell, she wants to possess him. Now Rachel must delve into Samara's past to find a possible way to stop him -- or risk losing her son to Samara.

"The Ring" revamped the modern horror genre, casting aside CGI ghosts and machete-wielding wackos in favor of subtle horror and demon-children. Not to mention getting Hollywood interested in Japanese horror movies. In short, it was a horror hit that deserved to be one. But "The Ring Two" is merely adequate, not really good.

Maybe the biggest problem of "The Ring Two" is that it has no bedrock to stand on. Author Koji Suzuki wrote a sequel called "Spiral," which was then adapted into the movie "Rasen." But "The Ring Two" has no such grounding.
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There are arguments as to whether or not a sequel should be able to stand as a movie on its own: i.e., must you watch the preceding movies in a series all in order? Well, not always. You can enjoy Bride of Frankenstein perfectly well knowing only the core premise of the original Frankenstein. In the case of "The Ring Two" you MUST have seen the original, or you will not understand many of the visual clues and plot twists and, presumably, the movie makers assumed this.

This sequel continues the story of the original movie with a fairly plausible but unimpressive plot line. Ring Two opens with a drip of a boy trying to trick a girlfriend into watching "the" videotape as the clock winds down on his seven days. Then we see Rachel, the mom in the first Ring, trying to start a new life for herself and her son Aidan outside the bustle (and bad memories) of Seattle. When she learns that someone has died in a gruesome fashion familiar to her, guilt about her solution to the Samara problem in the first Ring impels her to involve herself again in what should have been left alone.

This sequel is not terrible, but the first two-thirds of the movie is fairly predictable; you only wait to see the details of how we get to where we know we are going. There are some interesting plot twists toward the end, and we learn some new information about Samara's background, but what we learn directly contradicts what we found out in the original movie.

Ring Two has a bit more visual horror than Ring one (mostly gruesome face shots of Samara's victims) but it is much less frightening than the original. I watched the original for the third time a week before watching Ring Two for the first time.
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Gotta love Naomi Watts. Kuddos to another movie with a great sense of mood, music and cinematography. It's always good to find a scary movie with little foul language (there's one part where she does use the 'f' word) and no nudity. Enjoy.
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I have to admit, I am a big fan of adapted Japanese horror films even though purists say the American versions are never as good. I just don't speak Japanese and like to multi-task so the original versions aren't much good to me in this regard.

In any event, I think they did a GREAT job with both The Ring and The Ring Two and it is especially nice to see the same cast carry through from the first film to the sequel. As far as sequels go, I think this one does admirably -- it is NOT merely a re-hash of the first film and brings its own twists and turns. It still carries plenty of the themes from the first movie for continuity's sake however and holds one's interest to the end. Some cool special effects here too. Recommended!

Looking for other haunted house/ghost story movies? See my Listmania list at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/byauthor/AO5CB7P96U58X/ref=cm_aya_bb_lists
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A great sequel with many creepy sequences. OMG I jumped 3 feet in the air during that ride down the country road......you'll see my deer, no kidding - it sent me straight up in the air. I even had to show my husband (not a horror fan) but couldn't believe that scene. If you can be this creative on #2....could we have more please sir? A big fan of The Ring concept.
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