director: Hideo Nakata
starring: Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, David Dorfman
There’s not a whole lot to say about Ring Two, other than it certainly seems to be directed well. Other than that, it’s a massive borefest. Picking up about 6 months after the events of the original Ring, the flick starts with two more idiots watching the infamous tape–which they soon regret–and then we’re off and running….well, maybe it’s more of a brisk walk. Ring Two is not horribly bad, but it’s not good, either–it’s simply boring. I’m not sure I could even call it a horror movie, as it purportedly claims to be, as there wasn’t more than a minute of screentime that I found “scary.” After a pretty decent first movie, I’d expected a bit more out of this. Nakata’s direction is certainly nice; I liked a lot of the shots and overall cinematography. It just doesn’t make up for the lack of story.
One good moment features some ill-tempered elk (though without frickin’ laser beams on their heads) having an argument with a Volkswagen, but moments like these were few and far between. So, it’s not worth a rental, it’s not worth 2 hours on HBO. You can safely avoid it, unless you’re looking to fall asleep.