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The Ring Two (2005)

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6 months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.

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Hideo Nakata

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Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki (novel) (as Koji Suzuki) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... Rachel
Simon Baker ... Max Rourke
David Dorfman ... Aidan
Elizabeth Perkins ... Dr. Emma Temple
Gary Cole ... Martin Savide
Sissy Spacek ... Evelyn
Ryan Merriman ... Jake
Emily VanCamp ... Emily
Kelly Overton ... Betsy
James Lesure ... Doctor
Daveigh Chase ... Samara (archive footage)
Kelly Stables ... Evil Samara
Cooper Thornton ... Father of Emily
Marilyn McIntyre ... Mother of Emily
Jesse Burch Jesse Burch ... Male Reporter
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Storyline

A high school student named Jake tries to make his girlfriend Emily watch a cursed tape. But then Jake finds out that Emily covered her eyes and didn't watch the tape, and then Jake is killed by Samara Morgan (from the first The Ring movie). Rachel Keller learns of Jake's death and finds his twisted body in the back of an ambulance. Rachel then realizes she once again has to save her son Aidan from Samara the evil ghost child. Written by LaQuaria "Da Ghetto Gurl" Ghetti

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The dead don't sleep. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ring 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Chinook, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,065,237, 20 March 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$76,231,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,451,538
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Copies of the "Cursed Tape" were dropped in public places as a form of promotion. After about five minutes of footage, the viewer is directed to the movie's website. See more »

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When Rachel lays Aidan/Samara in the tub, in the wider shots the water is around his shoulders but in the close-ups it is past his ears and nearly covering his face. See more »

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[first lines]
Emily: Ever seen a shooting star?
Jake: Sure. You?
Emily: You know what you're supposed to do, right?
Jake: What do you mean, make a wish?
Emily: If you saw one right now, what would you wish for?
Jake: Well, that's a secret.
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Alternate Versions

US theatrical version was trimmed for a PG-13 rating. This version was the basis for all worldwide theatrical releases. For the US home video market an unrated version was released on DVD with ca. eight minutes of footage added back into the film. In other countries only the theatrical version was released in DVD. See more »

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Fear doesn't even come half circle
19 March 2005 | by T1ThousandSee all my reviews

The movie trailers were promising. The premise was semi-promising. Oddly enough both the premise and the trailers were scarier than this sequel to The Ring. Yes, the original Japanese director returns and he conveys the images and symbolism very well, but he does not provide anything engaging here. The two movies do not seem to necessarily connect. It's almost as if they remade the first Ring with a few additions. There is not a lot of new material presented here. The movie tries to scare us by using either the same or similar events from the first. The ominous music playing throughout the film and the fact that this sequel was made so nonsensically are scarier than the movie itself. There are too many things that occur that you just have to accept without explanation. And then after the movie's done, you'll be left with plenty of questions including how the first one relates to this one. I cannot place some of those questions here without spoiling anything, so I'll leave that up to you. Okay, let's move away from the negative and talk about the few positives this film has. The acting is much better than the average horror film and, as stated before, the images are presented very well. The visuals are nice and you come to slightly care about some of the characters, although most of them do ridiculous things. Other than that, I cannot think of much else to say that is good. This movie was just disappointing. Do not watch this with high expectations unless you are easily scared and jump at the "sudden" music and scenes. The first Ring was good. It was different and well-made. I did not find it particularly scary, but bizarre. This just relies on music and jump surprises. Fear doesn't even come half circle in this film. If you liked the first Ring and expect to see much more about the story, you may be disappointed as well. But if you only want to see a different version of part one, then you may enjoy this sequel. Good luck =)

4.8/10 Stars


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