The Ring Two (2005)★★★★☆


Unfortunately, this is going to be kind of a disappointing double feature. I don’t really have much to say about this movie.

It tries to emulate the feel of the first one, but the pacing is too slow and rather than feeling dreary it just feels long. It picks up right where that one left off, with Rachel trying to save Aiden from Samara.

The acting is great, however — David Dorfman really gets a chance to shine as Aiden in this one. I was impressed with his performance. A few more familiar faces (like Elizabeth Perkins!) pop up in this one as well, which was a nice surprise.

The creepy factor is still present here, and the ending was a pretty decent payoff. I suppose I liked this one about as much as the first. I also did like the closure this one brings to the story in the first one, so bonus points for that.