With Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Simon Baker
Directed by Hideo Nakata

As if this was at all necessary! The first remake of the Japanese classic was actually pretty cool. But like
The Exorcist, Blair Witch Project and countless others, an extra buck taints a classic. At least our original mom-kid team of Watts and Dorfman returns (the only redeeming factor besides the original Ring-u director Hideo Nakata's involvement here), but it was probably in their contracts for the first one, obligating them to do a sequel - because I cannot for the life of me see how they could've agreed this was a good idea. Even if it was based on the sequel, redirected by the director who started the original Japanese franchise, whenever something gets Hollywoodized from its original essence it merely becomes a slice of bastardization. "Ingenious" titles such as this one pretty much speaks for itself…
The FX are cool with some interestig moments, but as a whole, no thanks.

2 / C
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5 - Blistering
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3 - Smolder
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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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