This installment of the series isn't as scary or original as the previous films in The Ring series.
This one has a love story as the backdrop. We know this because it's practically obvious forshadowing in the beginning. In fact, nothing much in this film is a shocker. Samara is still up to her old tricks. She's evil and wants to destroy humanity. Any protagonist who helps her has their life in jeopardy no matter what. Samara has changed the rules of her game a bit. That part is also pretty much explained by a geeky college science professor played by a very famous geek Leonard Hofstadter from The Big Bang Theory. Once a marked man for Samara, he ends up breaking the curse and then experimenting with the video tapes. And just like the first film, our heroine has to play detective before her time runs out. There is a plot reveal in the second act that is so obvious to the viewer that you're able to guess it a full minute before our heroine does.
There aren't many scary moments at all. Not even the jumo scares are scary. You really don't care about the characters either. But if you want to add this movie to your collection of The Ring films, put this one waaayy in the back of your dvd collection. Don't even tell anyone that you have the dvd. Lol