jade_starr (jade_starr) wrote in otny,

Review: The Ring Two

Starring: Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Simon Baker, and Cameo by Sissy Spacek

Genre: Horror / Thriller / Drama / Mystery

Tagline: Fear comes full circle.

The long awaited sequel to the Japanese Horror flick, The Ring. The movie begins with the same gusto as the first; two teens (Ryan Merriman,Emily VanCamp) share an intimate moment together when Ryan Merriman suggests that his "friend" a.k.a. Emily VanCamp watch the video that inspired the chain of events which led to the shocking conclusion of "The Ring". An awe-inspiring twist takes place which causes even the most stubborn of jaws to drop. Naomi Watts and Co-Star David Dorfman return to the big screen (in my case, a small one) with the silly hope that Samara, (A small, frail yet dangerously psychotic "drowned rat" of a girl) has moved on, thanks to Rachel (Naomi Watts) It seems to me that this just is not so. Samara has returned and she has a new purpose in mind. She will return to life, no matter what the cost, to see that she receives what she so desperately longs to have. Even if she has to confront HER own worst fear.

Although this movie lacked the imagination of the first, it made up for lost points with several fine acting points. Praise goes out to Naomi Watts for her ability to imbue the audience with an un-erring sense of urgency, and David Dorfman whose talent for playing the intelligent and creepy, Aidan is matched only through the digitally mastered image of Samara All in all, I give this movie a 4.5 out of a 7.0, "Better than the first but far from great"
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You know, I think they should've left well enough alone with the first one. I wasn't a fan of this film. In fact, I forgot that I even saw it in the theater. It had it's thrilling moments but none of those mattered in the end. Well, seeing, the drowned rat, crawl out of the well almost left a pool of pee under me but that still doesn't change what I feel the rest of the movie lacked.

Who knows this movie series could end up like the "Scream" trilogy. The first one was good...the second can fuck off and die, and the third one triumphed!
I never saw Scream 3. I didn't like Scream 1.

But I did love The Ring, and I loved The Ring 2 just as much. I didn't think it was better than the first, but I'd give it more than 4.5 out of 7. (Have I mentioned I love that your rating system is out of 7?)

And your reviews are great! (This song is great!) "You could do that for a living!" (name that movie - anyone, anyone?) No really though, they sound like professional reviews, but with energy.
Why, thank you dear. Never have kinder words been typed. I need a moment to wipe this tear from my chubby face.
Our rating system is rad!
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