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Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

A sequel to the 1992 erotic thriller Basic Instinct, Basic Instinct 2 stars Sharon Stone who reprises her role of crime mystery author Catherine Tramell from the original movie, who finds herself in trouble in London. As with SFPD Detective Nick Curran in the first film, psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass is appointed to evaluate Catherine but becomes a victim of her seductive yet psychological games. After reading the new script by Leora Barish and Henry Bean, the director of the original film, Paul Verhoeven, refused to direct the sequel ― an apparent foreshadowing of how bad the movie would turn out. Rotten Tomatoes’ critic consensus states that Basic Instinct 2 was “unable to match the suspense and titillation of its predecessor” because its plot is “so ludicrous and predictable it borders on so-bad-it’s-good.”