May 1, 2006
AV – **
EV – **
(An ageing Sharon Stone) + (a predictable plot) – (Michael Douglas and the raunchy scenes) = BI-2.
Well there goes our sensor board – chop, chop, chop again. All these and more makes this highly anticipated sequel to the cult hit Basic Instinct, a disappointment.
Catherine Trumell, is older, meaner and goes on humping and bumping off people at an alarming rate. She is ordered by the court to undergo an evaluation by a renowned shrink, Dr. Michael Glass. She slowly casts her spell on him and Glass finally breaks!
Then what you get to see is pretty much what you had seen in the first installment – highly graphic scenes (not in India, atleast), gruesome murders and all. The saving grace is the climax (of the movie ofcourse ), which gives Catherine an opportunity to reveal (ahem!) her literary genius.
Sharon Stone tries hard to get into the skin of the seductress, but finally does it with a lot less conviction this time around. BI-2 is a damp affair and makes its predecessor seem like a masterpiece. One sorely misses the suave Douglas, as David Morrissey's Doctor act is nowhere near the self destructive cop act by Douglas.
And yes, Sharon Stone uncrosses her legs, but this time the damn chair was in front of her!