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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.
CGI deer..... Really!
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.
Liked the story in theory but it was poorly executed, and slow. Over halfway through you finally get to the point of the entire movie.
"I'm not your fucking mommy!"
Honestly, this sequel was not needed at all. It added nothing to the original remake of the Japanese cult horror and didn't make any sense at all.
It did however have one of the most insane uses of CGI in a film: CGI Deer.
So The Ring was a fun, well-made and kinda dumb horror flick with some genuine scares and it was elevated by Naomi Watts .
The Ring Two is full-on stupid, making its antagonist undefined and overpowered and its protagonists generic, moronic and unlikable. It prefers jump scares and cliches over building either characters or suspense. Any time it creates a unique or interesting visual or story arc, it makes absolutely no sense and doesn't fit in with what was established in the first film. The story tries to go down a different route but it really does not work, it also features a herd of CGI deer attacking a car. Here's some advice: If your movie has a CGI deer attack in it, make a different movie.
Muddled sequel that's too reliant on studio-mandated jump scares every ten minutes.
Mind you, the 'Unrated' version is quite a bit better, feeling more like a director's cut with the director's personality coming across more in the pacing of scenes and especially in the sound design.
CGI deer..... Really!
The continuation of the ring story wasn't bad, but the new director didn't come close to the level of creepiness in the first movie and has now sense of suspense or tension. I wish this movie was at least half as scary as the first.
Scare Rating: 1
So so so so so so disappointing.
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.
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