Directed by Hideo Nakata
Picking up where its predecessor left off, RING 2 finds Mai (Miki Nakatani) on the trail of the missing Reiko, Ring's heroine, following a string of deaths in which she appears to be implicated. Teaming up with one of Reiko's former colleagues, Mai delves ever deeper into urban legend surrounding the cursed videotape... and soon finds herself incurring the wrath of Sadako's vengeful spirit.
One year after the success of his horror classic Ring, director Hideo Nakata returned to the world of viral video to deliver his own follow-up.
Cast: Miki Nakatani, Hitomi Sato
I'm pretty shocked that so many people didn't like this one. I thought it was super chilling and good.
Good sequel with some very cool sequences, but lacked the strength of the main characters that the first one had and the immediacy of the narrative push. In many ways it reminds me of an 80s US horror sequel.
Nice as a following to Ring, but not as thrilling.
Not as good as the first film, but strong for a sequel, and develops the mythos in interesting ways. Best viewed as part of a double bill.