The Ring Two
By: Brian Kinzeler

I have been a huge fan of the Japanese Ringu trilogy since they first came out in the states and I am a huge fan of The Ring, remake.  Naturally I was really excited for this film to come out, mainly because it was directed by Ringu director Hideo Nakata.  However I found this to be very disappointing.  I found the plot to just be plain boring.  I found myself wanting the movie to be over throughout.  The basic premise of this flick is that Rachel (Naomi Watts) finds a tape and destroys it.  Because of this Samara has to find another way to get into the minds of her victims and she does this through Rachel's son Aiden (David Dorfman).  I enjoyed what they did with Samara in this film.  She looked more like the creepy Sadako from the Japanese films and less like the Samara from the American version.  There were quite a few scary moments to this film which I think were actually better than the first one.  What I enjoyed about the scares we that I think they would be scary in just about any setting and not just in the theater.  Acting was decent in this film.  Watts was decent but has definitely done better.  Dorfman was amazing and had a bigger part in this one then the first film.  He really made the movie into a better movie.  The direction was another wonderful part of the flick.  Nakata is one of my favorite directors and definitely brought his style and skill into play.  The script which was penned by Ehren Kruger was average.  There were still some cheesy lines that didn't sound right but for the most part the script was solid.  Overall I would say this movie is worth checking out if you like the Ringu trilogy or the original Ring but I warn you that you should not get your hopes up.  This is not going to be the best movie of the year as I had hoped.  I am going to give this a 2 1/2 out of 5 for being decent but boring and not being able to get my interests.