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Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

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Commentary 1: Director Michael Caton-Jones Rating:7.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on October 29th, 2006:Find all reviews by stuartbannerman
The first thing i learned from this was that Mr Caton-Jones was from Scotland. This commentary was a decent one with Michael taking us through the production of the film. He does tend to talk more about the design of the film (not just the sets, but the structure of scenes, why they were edited the way they were and the whole subtext behind films e.g the beginning car chase is a metaphore for sex.....slow build up, faster, rougher, and the climax, followed by the dreamy aftermath) Things that id never even thought about when watching the film. He also points out that he never intended the film to be a deadly serious thriller. More a bit of fun, and entertainment which i find reassuring after reading the scathing reviews on the film upon release (i liked the movie)
And this commentary is recommended for those interested in the structure of films
Reviewed by The Cubist on October 30th, 2006:Find all reviews by The Cubist
This is an "okay" track as the director states early on that he had just come off of a serious, low-budget film shot in Africa and wanted to do something very different and felt that he could have some fun making a big, studio thriller. The filmmaker wanted to give the fans of the first what they expected but with a slightly different spin. He also liked the feel and tone and wanted to preserve that but change the locale. Caton-Jones states, at times, the painfully obvious when he observes that the movie “is not about normal people,” (really?) but does speak intelligently about the look of Basic Instinct 2.