The Ring Two
This sequel to the 2002 hit picks up six months after the previous film left off. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) and her son, Aidan (David Dorfman), relocate to the peaceful community of Astoria, Oregon, hoping to escape the horrible memory of their dealings with the evil spirit, Samara (Kelly Stables). But after a short time there, Rachel hears about a murder that sounds strangely familiar, involving a videotape and a frightening, disfigured face. And soon afterward, Rachel discovers that Samara has found her way to their new home. Rather than let the cycle of terror continue, Rachel immediately destroys the only copy of the tape. But for some reason, that doesn’t stop Samara. Instead, she invades Rachel’s and Aidan’s lives, trying to escape her own prison while killing anyone who gets in her way. So Rachel and Aidan must try again to finally put an end to Samara’s evil plans.
I kept racking my brain trying to figure out the plot of Ring 2. I didn’t think there was any place for it to go. While there were some very freaky parts of Ring 2 it lacked the fear of the first. And as far as the plot goes, I think the writers stretched this film too far which showed in its slow scenes (thank you for caffeine). Even though this sequel doesn’t compare to the original it is still a movie that will frighten many people.
The overall theme of this film is Samara’s evil spirit tormenting Rachel and Aidan, which, along with other content, prevents this film from ringing up a Dove Seal. There are many scenes where Samara attacks people and makes people attack each other. Accompanying several obscene words and some drug content are many frightening sequences that are guaranteed to render a child sleepless for days. I don’t recommend viewing this film, but if a ring is necessary try a quarter in the machines at the local grocery store.