Urbin Report

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Sometimes the movie just sucks...

More on the flop that is Basic Instinct 2
This time from Paul over at Wizbang. It seems that the director of the original Basic Instinct film Paul Verhoeven hasn't been taking his meds.
He's quoted in a Reuters article as saying:

"Anything that is erotic has been banned in the United States," said the Dutch native. "Look at the people at the top (of the government). We are living under a government that is constantly hammering out Christian values. And Christianity and sex have never been good friends."

Paul applies a dose of reality.
What crack pipe has he been smoking? His movie wasn't BANNED it BOMBED. I know the spellings are similar but the meanings are quite different.

If anything, the story explains why it bombed... Market saturation.

Bouncing breasts might have brought people to the movies 15 years ago, now all we need to do is turn on the Super Bowl. Far from being banned, we're now bombarded with sexual content so often it no longer is unique.

Perhaps Mr. Verhoeven should learn to make better movies and not blame his er -inadequacies- on George Bush.

A WizBang reader also points out this bit of reality that doesn't intersect with Mr. Verhoeven's world view:
Why don't we evalute those three movies, particularly the year in which they were released and who the President was at that time:

Body of Evidence - 1993
Showgirls - 1995
Jade - 1995

As I recall, the President during those years was a very "good friend" with sex.

The three films in question, MGM's "Body of Evidence," United Artists' "Showgirls" and Paramount Pictures' "Jade."
All "erotic thriller" box office flops during the Clinton years (also known as "Sex between the Bushes").

"Anything that is erotic has been banned in the United States." How out of touch with reality is he?
I was a Newbury Comics store recently and they had action figures for porn stars on open display!
Here's another news flash for Mr. Verhoeven, except for the parts where the words of Robert Heinlein were directly quoted, your film version of his classic book Starship Troopers, sucked!