Ramona R. from JONESBORO, GA Reviewed on 2/8/2011...
First one was better, but I watched this one a few times.
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Betty B. from FORT WORTH, TX Reviewed on 5/8/2008...
this was not one of my favorites enjoyed the first one but this one not so much
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
More erotic than the original but poorer production values
Nicholas Leshi | Bronx, NY USA | 02/02/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Now, I liked the first CRUEL INTENTIONS starring Sarah Michelle Gellar (it was entertaining in a sick, twisted kind of way, and the production values were great), but I didn't even know they made a sequel until I saw this on cable! Well, after watching it, now I know why I've heard nothing about it. This was apparently supposed to be a television series called "Manchester Prep", but it's clear why it was rejected -- the subject matter is just too risque. There's more gratuitous nudity and sexual innuendo in Cruel Intentions 2 than in the original film.This movie stunk worse than a New York subway car in August without any air conditioning. You thought the lesbian kiss scene in the first movie was a little over the top? Man, you ain't seen nothing yet. Cruel Intentions 2 is really nothing but a soft-porn B-movie. The first movie was a "modern retelling" of the "classic" story Dangerous Liaisons. Cruel Intentions 2 is a "prequel" that leaves almost no taboo unexplored. Since this is a "family" site, I will not go into any graphic detail here. Suffice it to say that virgin eyes should not behold what transpires in this movie (Scenes like an innocent freshman girl getting aroused while learning to ride a horse, twins in a shower, Valmont's stepmother giving him a massage...you get the idea). Anyway, consider this a public service announcement: beware if you turn on your tv and are flipping through the cable channels and you come across a little movie called CRUEL INTENTIONS 2. Or if you see this on your videostore shelf. Or if you were thinking of buying this film. The production values and the acting and the story are nowhere near as good as the original. You might find some of the nudity and erotic content enjoyable if you're looking for that sort of thing... ...You have been warned."
jimvetdart | Hanover, NH United States | 08/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After watching it, a buddy and I vowed we'd buy this movie when it came out on DVD. Why you might ask, why would we spend the money for a movie that everyone on this site and others have labeled as a waste? Two words: Oh horsie. The idea of a girl getting herself off by rubbing herself with a horsie is tasteless and crude. I'm taseless and crude. If you're taseless and crude and love to laugh at horrible acting, with some sex in the middle, but don't want to get caught purchasing "mature" video's, this is what you want. Well, not exactly, but it's pretty close."
Not too bad!
P192 | United States | 01/24/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was a big fan of Cruel Intentions so when I heard of the T.V. series that was supposed to air last December I was excited, but then quicky dissapointed to learn that it had been cancelled. Well it recently aired on cable the other night and it was really not as bad as most people would think for a kind of straight to video movie. It is a prequel so you get to see how Kathryn and Sebastian really met and what ends up leading them to their little games they play with innocent guys and girls. Unfortunately none of the actors from the Cruel Intentions movie are in this sequel/prequel but it really was not that bad!! I can see how they would not air the series on T.V. cause it definately is not suited to be on regular T.V. but I found it to be funny and entertaining. It kept me interested the whole time. Watch it and see!"
It's destructive, but not seductive
Matthew C. Russoniello | Spokane, WA United States | 03/18/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"CRUEL INTENTIONS is my all time favorite film. I have memorized every line from that movie and still watch it on a regular basis. I had heard about MANCHESTER PREP, the TV series based on the movie that got axed before it even aired, and just expected it to go away without a fuss. Then I heard about CRUEL INTENTIONS 2 and upon further investigation learned that it was the TV series made into a movie. I rented it, not expecting much, because not ONE person from the original was returning and the cover looked really corny. I put it in, and in the first five minutes I felt cheated. It was basically the beginning of CRUEL INTENTIONS set in a principles office with actors no one knows. This seemed to be the underlying theme of this movie, because every five minutes some character would half heartedly spout out a line that we all heard in the original. The story line is EXACTLY the same (devirginizing the naive one, and falling in love with the headmasters daughter-sound familiar?) as the CRUEL INTENTIONS plot. What makes me even madder is, despite the fact they tried to tie in this movie with its precedor, it made no sense when compared. These were two movies with the same story line that couldnt be less connected if they had two different titles. Besides making no sense compared to the original, it also makes no sense compared in itself. The ending for example, was just the writer trying to introduce the element of suprise when really he ended up butchering everything. It made no sense. I wouldnt recommend this to the people who starred in it. They should be ashamed that they bring such shame to the orignal. And whats most suprising it was written by the same guy. The acting was bad, as was the chemistry between the actors, the script was worse, and it didnt work in with the orignal. Stay away from this. If you want to be seduced (see tagline for the film) then go watch a porno flick because thats basically all this is minus any originality or sense."