A female journalist (Naomi Watts) must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's (David Dorfman) soul.
" I thought the original had a nice evil chill to it, but this is an unnecessary second chapter that dumbs down all the main characters and is curiously lacking in quality scares. "
" It is like an exercise in cinema mechanics: Images, music, photography and mood conspire to create a sense of danger, even though at any given moment we cannot possibly explain the rules under which that danger might manifest itself. "
" Terrifyingly dull. "
" A dull, plodding horror movie that ventures into the realm of idiocy when it isn't busy remaking the first film. "
" Appears to have been written on a large piece of blank paper by chickens with their feet dipped in ink. "
" A perplexing compound of the silly and the glum. "
" As in the first movie, there's a lot to the plot that doesn't make sense if analyzed closely, and, as in the first, the end is particularly implausible. But overall, the second Ring is more entertaining. "
" A movie which will confuse newcomers and disappoint old fans. "
" May not be a masterpiece, but it has its share of thoughtful little angles. "
" This is a campy scream-a-thon in which you can alternate between freaking and cackling. "
" The let's-travel-through-the-TV-screen sequence was better in Fat Albert. "
" The original was a hit in both Japanese and Hollywood incarnations. But the cold-blooded chills of the Japanese movie have now been so watered down as to be simply cold and bloodless. "
" Too many loose ends. "
" Borrowing liberally from the Exorcist and Omen movies, and with little regard for credibility, The Ring Two has a familiar ring to it. "
" An uneven story undermines this horror franchise, despite high-quality performances by Naomi Watts and David Dorfman. "
" Tell yourself that it's not a horror movie but a farce -- at times a rousingly ridiculous one -- and you'll save yourself a world of disappointment. "
" Perfunctory, thrill- free sequel. "
" While the look and vibe are as polished and unsettling in their blue-white, washed-out way as the first Ring, it's more of a procedural without much real fright. "
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