Monday, April 03, 2006


I haven't seen Basic Instinct 2 yet but then again, neither have you. Sharon Stone's skinfest finished tenth at the box office, way behind those furry, lovable prehistoric creatures from Ice Age 2. The animals finished first.

This is yet another victory for family movies at the box office. Who knows why Americans spurn the more adult-oriented movies. Maybe the American public simply can't handle sex. More likely, though, they were scared off by the film critics.

Rotten Tomatoes gives Basic Instinct 2 a rating of 6. By contrast, The Pink Panther, that Steve Martin bomb, got something like 20. This is an embarrassingly bad performance, folks, definitely in Showgirls territory.

Roger Ebert's review is up and boy is it ever a good read. More entertaining than the movie, apparently.

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