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The Ring Two
The dead don't sleep.
A female journalist (Naomi Watts) must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's (David Dorfman) soul.
Hideo Nakata, the man behind 'Kaidan, 2007' and the original Japanese 'Ringu 1998, seems lost. As soon as he crosses borders in to Hollywood, he is pushed down a well, just like Samara Morgan (the hair-er, the hair-er) was, back in '98; trying to claw her way back up.
The film shows us exquisite shots of the Japanese flavour. Then suddenly the mood changes and it seems Wes Craven jumps in for a few minutes to open the film for us.
'I played it...'
*The phone rings*
'The Ring Two' does not even come close to its predecessors. With a lukewarm plot and a kid who grew up into Mathieu Amalric (The Bond Villain who is crazy for oil…
Well, this series sure took a weird turn. The Japanese sequel was a mess for sure. This one less so, but I can't say it's much better either. Instead of establishing the story it wants to tell, The Ring Two just jumps to conclusions, causing its characters to base their actions mostly on weird assumptions and stupid contrivances. I sort of appreciated the underlying story and it's not completely without moments, but it lacked some serious coherence and sense of direction.
I also wouldn't call it a horror movie really. It's more like a watery domestic abuse mommy issues urban fantasy.
The Ring Two; The Ring 2: Ring Harder; Ring Hard with a Ringeance; Ring of the Rings: Return of the Ring; Toy StoRing 2; The Empire Rings Back; Ringturn of the Jedi; HarRing Potter and the Ringlosipher's Ring; HarRing Ringer and the Ring of Secrets; HarRing Ring and the Ringoner of Ringzkaban; Ringy Ringer and Ringer of the Ringring
This film is shit. Total lack of any subtlety, horrible dialogue and piss poor CGI. It just went on for an eternity seemingly; after 30 mins I was completely sick of it and just waited and waited for it to end.
Don't watch it.
Basically, if you're dead just get over it.
La primera era todo un ejemplo de cómo hacer un buen remake, esta es todo un ejemplo de cómo hacer una mala secuela.
the abandonment of technology makes sense here but without the tape there's no thread to pull on, no pattern, no ring. what's left is just a standard ghost possession movie, although admirably a bafflingly goofy, nonsensical one. even though this features the same cast and follows the storyline from THE RING, this feels exactly like one of those fake knockoff Italian sequels, probably because of and not despite Nakata's presence (this cribs heavily from DARK WATER; his waterlogged haunted house tricks feel totally played out and formally he's no match for Verbinski). which is not to say i wouldn't be totally down for Umberto Lenzi's GHOST TAPE.
Apesar do visual apurado trazido pelo diretor japonês Hideo Nakata, esta sequência do hit de 2002 peca pelo roteiro desinteressante - apesar de tentar elaborar acerca da mitologia de Samara - e pela falta de clima, elemento responsável pelo sucesso do filme anterior. Desta vez nem Naomi Watts e o garoto David Dorfman conseguem segurar a obra...
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the American remake of Hideo Nakata's Ring when I watched it earlier this year, having gotten used to sub-standard remakes of great Asian horror in recent years, so I was less surprised at how much I liked the sequel, particularly as Nakata directs it himself.
It is at times a very creepy, unsettling film to watch, and although it runs out of steam a bit in its final act, Naomi Watts gives a good performance, and David Dorfman gives good creepy little bastard as her son Aidan.
Octhorror 2015 parte 19:
Cierro este octubre de terror con otra que sembró los miedos de mi infancia.
Hideo Nakata, director de las originales japonesas -que aún tengo pendientes- demuestra estar lejos de Verbinski.
El guion se llena de tópicos y la sorpresa está lejos. La escena del baño salva el visionado de la película.
TV (TCM) / NETFLIX
A bad sequel. How ‘bout that.
The cold open nicely predicts It Follows, but from there things fall apart. For an intelligent person Watts' character doesn't seem to grock that "doing what anyone would do" is not the same as "not doing anything wrong" ("We murdered someone to save ourselves, but that's okay -- anyone would have done it!"). (For that matter, whom did they kill? Is it harder on the conscience to have shown the video to someone you don't know, someone you do, or someone you know only peripherally, like for instance Martin Henderson's character's assistant? Does Rachel feel any remorse for picking someone to die?) It's also unclear why, having decided that Samara can be someone else's problem, she then goes and picks…
Boring & not thrilled
Waste & thumbs down
"I'm not your fucking mommy!"
The sequel to the American remake is surprisingly directed by Hideo Nakata, the man behind the Japanese original. Seems a bit weird to me but appearently he liked the script so why not.
While Verbinski's The Ring was rather a direct remake of the Japanese Ringu this film now goes on in its own way and is not a remake of Ringu 2. We are going into fresh new territory here so that's definitely interesting.
I have to say I'm really wondering to what degree Nakata actually had a word in this. There some little moments here and there were I can notice his directing…
Basically, this is a huge disappointment. After the fantastic first film, and its open ending, I was expecting at least a decent sequel. But after it was released, and I caught wind of the terrible WOM, I decided to wait to watch it. And it took me over a year to get around to it. Well, I'm glad I didn't waste my money. Pretty much, I didn't like it.
That's not to say the film is a complete waste. There are some pretty cool shots here (the scene in the bathroom with all the water, and also when Samara is creepily climbing up the well) and Naomi Watts is pretty good, as always. Her final line is the best of…
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