Sex and the City 2
Rating: Kinda Sucked
I’m not a fan of Sex and the City, so I let other people’s opinion of this movie hold more weight than my own. Personally, the movie is hectic, scattered and it plateaus to disappointment or boredom by the end, I couldn’t tell which. I was however able to stomach the entire movie and watch it until the end if that means anything to you.
What Sex and the City fans complained most about:
-Bad clothes; there’s like a million costume changes and most of them look ridiculous
-Scrambled story that glances over stuff that relates back to the show, just so they can show the girls making asses out of themselves more in some attempt to be zany-shock-value-funny
-The dialogue lacked any class; you actually begin to dislike characters you grew to love from the TV show, because in this movie of their crass, snotty, stuck up, bitchy, unattractive personalities
On the other hand, people who enjoyed the movie said:
-Lots of reminiscing in the script, you get to see how things from the show turned out a few years later
-Plenty of glitz and glam
-The gossip is fun
-Lots of interesting scenery
-Lots of sex in cities
One thing I did notice about everyone I talked to was that their initial expectation of the movie kind of fueled their final opinion of the movie. In that regard, it would be possible for any Sex in the City fan to enjoy this movie, provided they don’t expect too much from it. The first Sex in the City movie has that “new car smell”, there’s a novelty there that simply can’t be recreated in a sequel, because you’ve seen it now, you know what to expect.
People who connected with the goofy, fashionable (can we say shallow without coming off the wrong way?) parts of the TV show and the first movie, probably will like this movie.
The few episodes I saw of Sex in the City I enjoyed quite a bit, for me the intellectual reflection guided by Sarah Jessica Parker’s character offered not only insight into the everyday struggles in the female mind, but really an interesting perspective on life in general.
Yeah… not really much of that going on in the sequel.
So let’s say this; if you are okay with the movie not being some epic and profound message to the independent women of America to help you better realize what’s important in life, and instead just have fun with something geared purely for entertainment… and provided that you’re not a super fashion connoisseur (there’s a lot of that “ugly fashion” that people think is attractive just because its expensive. I always think of that one time I watched joan rivers making fun of what people were wearing while she was wearing a black leotard with a huge clown-esk green lace lion’s mane sticking out past her shoulders… I think she looks like she got hit with a frying pan because… she was once hit with a frying pan, which would explain her constant state of confusion. If you really are into a fashion, you’ll cringe watching this movie… and joan rivers. )
So, if you enjoy the intellectual, wait for it on rental, if you only care about the fun, get some friends together and go check it out.
Let me know what you thought,
copyright 2010 Kephra Rubin