"A waste of my time. Not even bad enough to be funny."
I'm so over this whole genre of Michael-Douglas-in-peril movies.Ever since FATAL ATTRACTION, we've had this whole sub-genre where Michael Douglas may or may not be in mortal danger from a blonde babe. Enough already.
I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT THE ONLY ONE OF THESE FLICKS WORTH A RAT'S ASS IS "THE GAME." AVOID "BASIC INSTINCT." IT IS PRETENTIOUS AND STUPID.
If it wasn't for the gratuitous muff shot of Sharon Stone, this movie would have been totally forgotten by now. Unless that kind of thing gives you some sort of testosterone-driven jollies or something, I can think of no reason why you'd want to waste your time with this movie. Even then, you'd be fast-forwarding anyway.
Plot? Who cares? It's all about Michael Douglas as a rich guy who gets involved with Stone as this icy blonde who may or may not have killed someone. Did she or didn't she? Will she or won't she kill Michael? Will I or won't I hit the screen with this box of Red Vines?
The offensive thing here is that this movie thinks it's really clever. It made a ton of money, and shame on all of us for buying the hype and flocking to it. It made Joe Ezsterhaus the highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood. No doubt he had a nice party in a hot tub with some escort-service bimbos and laughed at our collective gullibility while he strapped a mai tai to his face. He went on the produce the script for SHOWGIRLS, which was better than BASIC INSTINCT for one reason - it was unabashedly trashy. It can be taken as crap and enjoyed as such...it's funny!This movie is an insult. It could have ended either way, and it figures that however it ends, we will think it's clever. Guess what? I think it sucks!