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
Not as good as the first movie, but still has some good chills.
Let’s start with pros: Better acted than most of their franchise counterparts (OG movies withstanding). Obviously no one is taking home an Oscar or a Daytime Emmy or something less prestigious and more likely, but everybody really looked like they were trying their best. This movie is the equivalent of saying “I’m just glad everybody had a good time.” Participation trophies all around.
could have been more entertaining but it was spooky
it expands on the lore of the first one but not in a particularly cohesive way. there were some great eerie moments in the plot, but of the characters in the film, mai seemed the least interesting, which was disappointing.
way more abstract than the first one in a way i wasn't expecting, but gr8 to see the original cast and learn more about Sadako