Ring of Dire
It's been six months since the horrors surround the video tape and Rachel (Naomi Watts) and Aidan (David Dorfman) have relocated to small town with plans to start again. Unfortunately for Rachel it seems that another copy of that damn video tape may be doing the rounds as she hears of an incident involving a young boy and a girl which sound similar to what happened before. As Rachel starts to investigate Aidan becomes sick again leaving Rachel once again desperate for answers.
So "The Ring Two" and we have Naomi Watts and David Dorfman returning with a new supporting cast and a different director in Hideo Nakata. The change in director is one of this sequels few plus points because unlike Gore Verbinski he doesn't seem so captivated by Watts' beauty and so we don't have the never ending series of beauty shots which for me dominated the first movie.
But in truth I am struggling to come up with positives when it comes to "The Ring Two" and it did even less for me than "The Ring" did. In truth this sequel seems like little more than an exercise in making money out of those who watched the first movie and liked what they saw. What that means is that we get a lot more visual horror with a lot of special effects to impress that audience whilst we also have the creepy girl showing up in scenes. But the thing is that when the wow factor of special effects is no longer special there isn't a great deal more to captivate. The whole mystery of the creepy girl certainly doesn't do it nor does being surround by deer on a road and so you start thinking more about how long's left till this is over.
What this all boils down to is that "The Ring Two" may still entertain those who really liked the first movie but will struggle to entertain those who only thought it was okay. As I'm in the latter group I have to say that not long after this sequel started I was longing for it to end.