Disappointingly workman-like direction and a script that just makes up rules as it goes along make this a real let-down. The Region 1 'Unrated Edition' is somewhat better as it features Hideo Nakata's director's cut, which feels much more like it came from the director than the bland theatrical version.
one of my personal favourite genres, maybe just because if for no other reason, it's originality. There's something i find 'intriguing' about japanese horror. (maybe it's attempt to portray 'innocence' in and around all the caos and blood soaked scenes? i'm really not exactly sure but still totally enjoyable (even the westernised version) still has original traits, as is this case
I thought this was a very disappointing follow-up to the original. The movie was all horror graphics and none of the story line which made the first so interesting. The sequel to The Ring in book form was complex and vast, but for some reason the producers of this movie opted for a whole lot of Samara popping up all over the place chasing Rachael's son around and little else. A terrible shame. It's not ever consistent with the first movie as Samara's dead mother is alive again here. The only people who'll get anything out of this movie are those who like Japanese horror graphics.
very ordinary sequel with little to add to the story. The kid is weird and downright annoying. A bit of a yarn on the scarometer
Very slow and monotonous.
found this movie boring and strange
This one didn't have me scared of the dark like the last film. Probably because we understood the little girl's plight and I found myself even empathising with her.
I enjoyed this movie. It wasn't as scary as I expected, but it was ok. I followed it ok even though I haven't seen the first one.
Normally the sequel is not as good as the original but in this case I thought it was better.
It is worth watching to find out the whole story line from the first one The Ring but I didn't think it was as good or as scary at the first one. Didn't enjoy it as much.
This was really good for suspense. The ending could have been a bit more realistic.
After seeing RING (1), I read the books ... a triology .. the third part not yet published. The first stayed closish to the book, but this second movie was about as far away from the plot in the book as possible. I'm not a horror moive fan, so don't take my critiicism to harshly. Maybe I'll try the Japanese versions.
Even better than the first, with a couple of bits that make you jump. Suspenseful and keeps you hooked.
I thought it was a pretty empty sequel, perhaps I was expecting to much? I don't know, but I found it empty and pointless. I thought the extras were better than the whole movie. It was a chore to sit though and I was glad when it was over.
This movie is really good as a mystery suspense flick but not scary at all. There is an Un-Cut version available in the US that's a whopping 20 minutes longer than the version in cinemas and on this DVD. Presumedy it has all the horror that this one missed out on.
Fairly average and no where near as good as the first movie. The story line is ok but the dark supposedly atmospheric scenes can be a bit hard to see. Good little cameo by Sissy Spacek. I just wish I could have heard everything she said.