Monday, June 21, 2010

Movie Monday - A Sexy Sequel

Sex and the City 2

Written by: Michael Patrick King, Based on the Characters by Darren Star, Based upon the book by Candace Bushnell

Directed by: Michael Patrick King

Released: May 27, 2010 by Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema

Rated: R

Summary: Two years have passed since Carrie Bradshaw finally bagged John “Mr. Big” Preston, the man she was always meant to be with. Just as her friend Charlotte must deal with her young daughter’s “terrible two’s”, Carrie must deal with her relationship taking a turn for the worse - Big likes to watch old black-and-white movies on TV and eat take-out food, which prevents Carrie from feeling like the free-wheeling party girl she used to be. Meanwhile, Miranda copes with a new boss that can’t handle an intelligent, powerful woman, and Samantha works a public relations angle that gets the fashionable foursome an all-expense-paid trip to Abu Dhabi.

Ok, I admit that the first movie was an event. I went with a group of people and we dressed up in fancy dresses and heels with our make-up all done and we made an entire night of it. This time, yeah, not so much. I was wearing a ratty pair of sweats and my “Miranda” t-shirt that my friend Amy had made me for Christmas a few years ago. It says “Love Stinks” on the front and she painted “Miranda” on the back like a sports jersey. Apparently I’m a Miranda when compared for the four Sex and the City characters.

I don’t know but I think that the allure of the whole franchise has run its course and it needs to be put to rest. Really, what happened in this movie? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. It just sort of happened while not doing anything. It was a waste of my time.

However, it was entertaining at parts. I feel so badly for Charlotte’s character since she always seems to be the butt of the joke… but those moments are funny. And, as always, Samantha’s character was rude and obscene in only the way that she can be.

If you’re looking for a girly movie to go see, this would be a good one, but I would go on cheap night if you haven’t already seen the movie. Or, if you’re not opposed to it, stream a version online and watch it for free at home. Or just wait to rent it when it comes out on DVD in the next few months. I’m giving this movie a 4.5/10.

On a side note, I think that Sarah Jessica Parker is hideous. I know that there are going to be many people who disagree with me, but did you see her in Hocus Pocus (I love that movie, by the way, it’s a favourite of mine)? She was completely type casted.


Swimmer said...

My friend said that the Movie could have just been a long TV show

Dazzling Mage said...

Not a big fan of Sex in the City, but because the setting is "supposedly" my home city, I was a bit wary to begin with (they actually filled most of it Morocco).

And then, because it was a sequel, I already wasn't expecting much.

Btw, I have an award for you on my blog!

thebookfairyhaven said...

Man, I thought I was the only one who thought SJP is hideous. My colleagues and friends seem to think she's fabulous personified, but I just don't get her appeal. I've heard that this movie wasn't fantastic at all, and have to admit that I'll probably wait until this comes out on DVD instead of going to watch it on the big screen.