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In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as planned. When the owner Mr. Wang answers his daughter's mobile phone, he receives a message telling him that he would die in an accident in the kitchen. This immediately comes true. Later, Naoto is visited by the snoopy journalist Takako Nozoe, who is researching the death call, and she plays the deadly ring tone for him. He recalls that not only Mr. Wang, but also Madoka have received similar calls. Meanwhile Kyoko is talking to Madoka and she sees a ghost in her phone. She rushes to Madoka's apartment and finds her dead in the bathtub, with Naoto and Takako arriving immediately after. Their investigation shows that Mimiko's grandfather Wei Zhang is in Taiwan and Takako asks her former husband Yuting to search him. Meanwhile, Kyoko receives a phone call and the autopsies of Mr. Wang and Madoka indicate... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I was skeptical to Miikes entry to the ringu craze and this is a sequel made by an unknown director. No surprise then that this doesn't hold up.
The plot is a mystery to me and the buildup is weird. After jumping right into the action from the beginning with many "accidents" connected loosely through a particular ring tone it uses most part of the movie to explain the previous one (a often used tactic in sequels) and ends up boring in the end. Not that it was too exciting in the first place.
The taiwanese-Japanese sounded funny though (language wise). I wonder what the kids feel about the ring-tone, if they would be terrified to hear it now even after this dread.
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