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8MM 2
DVD disk
Nov 29, 2005 By: Quigles
8MM 2 order
Director:
J.S. Cardone

Actors:
Lori Heuring
Johnathon Schaech
Alex Scarlis

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
An engaged couple gets kinky by engaging in a mnage trios with a model, who then blackmails them with a recording of the dirty deed.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Oddly enough, this movie has nothing to do with 8MM. Whether that's a good or bad thing is up for you to decide, but I think everyone will agree that calling it a sequel is a shameless attempt to grab some viewers from the Nic Cage flick. The original movie is about a man investigating whether a film recording displaying a murder (dubbed a "snuff film") is real or not. This "sequel" is about two people being blackmailed over some footage of them having a three-way. As you can see, the connection is almost nonexistent. Good thing too, because this movie has practically nothing going for it, unlike the rather intense 8MM.

The movie is supposed to be an erotic thriller, but really it just feels like a soft-core porno trying to have a plot (and a lame one at that). It's not interesting, exciting, entertaining, or any other positive adjective that could be used to describe a good movie. The only nice thing I can say about it is that it has a lot of T&A. But if I wanted that, I would go out and rent a real porno. At least then I wouldn't have to sit through an extra 50 minutes of boredom. Go rent BASIC INSTINCT or WILD THINGS instead.
THE EXTRAS
Not surprisingly, there are almost no extras.

Behind-the-scenes Featurette (48:07): This 2-part making-of is a surprisingly decent look into 8MM 2. It's filled with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, as well as the annoyingly customary movie clips.

There are also 2 Previews, one of which is for 8MM, reminding us yet again of what a shameless cash-in the titling of this movie is.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
8MM 2 is a non-sequel that tries to be filled with lots of suspense and erotica. It nails the erotica without ever reaching any sort of suspense. That in itself defeats the whole purpose of the film fitting in the "erotic thriller" genre, and instead, makes the movie more like a bland porno. The directing is boring, the actors are dull, and the story is worth nothing more than a few yawns. And oh yeah, the ending was f*cking horrendous! Talk about last-minute illogical bullshit...
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