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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Naomi Watts
David Dorfman
Sissy Spacek
Directors
Hideo Nakata
Screenwriters
Ehren Kruger
Running Time
111 minutes

The Ring Two
That spooky kid's climbed out of the well again


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Plot
Two years after escaping the video curse of Samara, Rachel Keller (Watts) and her son Aidan (Dorfman) have settled in a small town - but Samara returns, intent on possessing Aidan so Rachel will be the mother she never had. Rachel digs deeper into the ghost's origins to save her son.


Verdict
That depends on your commitment to the franchise. Honestly, they should have quit after the original Japanese film, but all the remakes and follow-ups have points of interest and this, while not exactly necessary, delivers a decent puzzle and enough jumps to keep you enjoyably jittery.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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