As my summary suggests, when you take the original Wild Things and remove everything that made it worthwhile, you get Wild Things 2. Sequel to the hot film Wild Things, Wild Things 2 sees teenage bad girls Maya and Britney go on a sex and killing spree to win millions. In many occasions, when made a sequel, the same actors are called in to stage in a somewhat different story. Save your money and buy the original instead. It starts out on the assumption that it has given enough exposition to make sense, and simply throws scenes in the viewer's face without any hint of transition. Most importantly, however, the original Wild Things wasn't afraid to recognise that adults have a right to be entertained, too. Even for direct-to-video standards, this one's a complete snore!!! Sure, there's plot twists here, but the lack of setup in the rest of the film, combined with the scenes' rapid-fire handling, gives them the same level of impact as a funeral in an Ed Wood film.
I just thought I'd throw out that hint of trivia. It could be a decent script. Speaking of the plot, one critique of Ralph Bakshi's production of The Lord Of The Rings states that about a third of the way through, Ralph shifts gears and simply gives all the neat highlights without any of the setup that links them together to give coherence. The photography, so lush and dynamic in the first film, is flat and uninteresting here. Rich 17 year old wild thing Brittney is devastated she loses her inheritence to a classmate, Maya.
An insurance investigator uncovers the two girls plan, and soon the three are involved in a steamy relationship of sex, money and people being fed to aligators. It could be credible acting. So, if you've actually seen the original Wild Things there's really no reason to watch this one as well. But they made much more sense than the twists in this movie. An insurance investigator uncovers the two girls plan, and soon the three are involved in a steamy relationship of sex, money and people being fed to aligators. In addition to a cast that was very pleasant to look at, doing some things that were equally pleasing to the eye, it had a credible plot that read like an everyday event in parts of America. However, that's not what I saw on screen! But what is most apparently missing here is creativity.
In all, I gave this mess a two out of ten. Sure, one of the trademarks of the original movie is the outpouring of plot twists, and not all of them made perfect sense. Names are changed, sure, events are slightly different, right, but it all adds up to the same thing. Another feature of Wild Things that Wild Things 2 left out is the plot twists. Many key scenes from Wild Things get replicated here, only there is a certain something lacking. I saw a film that's too dumb to be taken seriously, and too serious to be taken as a dark comedy. .
Synopsis Rich 17 year old wild thing Brittney is devastated she loses her inheritence to a classmate, Maya. This plot would need to eat a whole turkey for every meal every day for a year in order to stop resembling a death camp survivor. However, he seems miscast in the role of a no-nonsense detective. The original 'Wild Things' was hardly a classic, although the movie had some apparent attraction I'll leave it to your imagination what they are exactly. Yes, Susan Ward is a very attractive woman, but she isn't a great actress and certainly doesn't have what it takes to play a lead role. Except if you're interested in the same 'menage a trois' thing Wild Things offered, but then with different actors. It is almost as if an entire half-hour of footage was deleted from throughout the film, all from between one scene or another.
Since I tend to take these movies with a grain of salt, the first 30 minutes had me engaged, but once I was introduced to the barrage of outlandish plot twists I was no longer able to offer forgiveness. You won't feel as if you wasted ninety minutes of your life and a few thousand brain cells as a result. An insurance investigator uncovers the two girls plan, and soon the three are involved in a steamy relationship of sex, money and people being fed to aligators. Rich 17 year old wild thing Brittney is devastated she loses her inheritence to a classmate, Maya. But, as it turned out many people apparently were interested in that one, they decided to make yet another one. He's just way too calm and low-key to pull off this type of role convincingly. About the only asset this film possesses is a cast of attractive performers.
Wild Things 2 never shifts gears. As it turned, the director Jack Perez meant for the film to be outrageous and far-fetched. It is a perfect example of a Hollywood studio trying to please everyone, and winding up pleasing no one as a result. . . .
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