(Yeah, I know, this should properly go on Wizbang Pop!, but I don’t post there. Besides, this is too funny to stuff off in the corner.)
Everyone’s commenting on how Basic Instinct II is tanking. The creators are blaming the Bush administration and the conservative, puritanical current climate, but I think there’s something more to it. The film is lacking one key ingredient — it needed a final editing by a certified entertainment genius and legend, and unfortunately for the creators, he died in 1992.
Had he still been alive, his unique touch could have turned what is rapidly appearing to be crap and turned it into pure gold.
Hell, he might have even convinced Michael Douglas to return to play the bald little old man.
Fortunate for us, while he has passed on, others have captured his spirit and remade the trailer for the movie in his unique style. So go on over and check out this somewhat NSFW video clip, and weep for the cinematic classic that is never to be.
Update: It’s now on Wizbang Pop!