Yawn, yawn, yawn, yawn, yawn, yawn... What a boring movie. Despite it suppose to be a thriller and sex and all that jazz, I found this movie is so boring. And Sharon Stone... too much botox! She thinks she's still hot...well, she is -- but that's beside the point; she's not young anymore, but this movie is a well-proof of sequel should not be made. What a waste of money and time.
Novelist Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) is once again in trouble with the law, when her lover, a famous soccer player died in car accident. Scotland Yard Inspector Roy Washburn (David Thewlis) appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass (David Morrissey) to evaluate her. He is entranced by Catherine Tramell and lured into a seductive game of cat and mouse.
First of all, don't be too eager to see the sex scenes. Yes, there are sex scenes, but I thought the scenes were blah. I mean, compare to the first one, which was so mind-blowing and so taboo, these ones are just filler or something. Unimportant, and a bit stupid, really. I know the reason why people want to see this movie is because of the question whether Sharon Stone would be naked or doing sex scenes or not. Yes, she is. But what a dissapointment. The sex scenes seems awkward, the dialogues are cheesy, the acting is mediocre, and the storylines left me with a feeling of, "Huh?" Several times during the course of the movie I yawned so badly and kept looking at my watch. Several times my ass fell asleep. I don't see why this movie is deemed controversial, because I don't see the reason. They said that Sharon Stone is nude. So? She always nude all the time, and nothing to be proud of either. The sex scenes were so short, I didn't see nothing per se.
The original Basic Instinct had this mysterious storyline and thriller with bunch of sex scenes. Her crossing-the-leg thing was so famous back then, because it was breaking the taboo. Her weapon of ice pick was also the famous one. The first one was so shocking and so talked about, the sequel seems lame. Nothing is shocking, nothing is make sense, nothing is worth to see. And on top of all, it's only the way she behave that made us believe that she's guilty of all things. But actually she just mind-fuck everyone, in order to manipulate the people around her. Who is the guilty one? Who is the innocent one? In the end it doesn't matter, because I didn't care. I didn't care what happen to her, or any of the characters. And this movie is so British instead of American, Sharon Stone seems outta place in this movie. This movie could be better if played by other actress. By the way, I want to comment about David Morrisey... he's not particulary handsome, but man... what a tall glass drink of water. Damn. He's the only thing that actually decent in this movie. I mean compare to Michael Douglas from previous movie, this one is not bad. Overall, avoid this film.
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