This film follows the plot of the Spiral novel (Sequel to Ring) and thus expores the path that the author intended. The whole film series (incl. American remakes) have morphed the story into something else intirely, even the name Ring, referred to the name of a virus in the books, whereas in the films it appears to be something to do with seeing a ring as the lid covers the top of the well or the fact that the phone rings after you watch the video. If you're a fan of the books then you will probably appreciate it but if you've only seen the films then I can see why this may come up short (probably just aswell Loop was never made, just confuse people even more). It has a sombre, creepy tone to it and not a great deal of action or frights. I personally prefer it to the hastily filmed 'replacement', which is regarded as the official sequel to Ring, but then I really liked the books. If you're thinking of watching it then read the book first, you'll probably get more out of it then.