Sex and the City 2
February 7, 2011
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Director: Michael Patrick King
Writer: Michael Patrick King
Based on the Novel by: Candace Bushnell
Producers: Michael Patrick King/Darren Star/Sarah Jessica Parker/John Melfi
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker/Cynthia Nixon/Kim Cattrall/Kristin Davis/Miley Cyrus/Liza Minnelli/Penelope Cruz
BBFC Certification: 15
Duration: 146 minutes
They’re back! The sparkling Sex and the City sequel sees Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda take another bite out of the Big Apple – and beyond. It’s been two years and just as the friends are getting a little too settled into marriage and motherhood, they are whisked away to one of the most exotic places on earth for a sun-drenched adventure. Get ready for the ultimate weekend away with the girls. So I’ve seen Sex and the City: The Movie and I thought it was below average (4/10) but does the second one improve from the first movie’s flaws? No, it doesn’t! If anything, it’s added more flaws. The story was very basic and not in a good way, it was boring and not interesting in the slightest. The girls basically moaned about their lives so Samantha manages to bag the women a holiday to Abu Dhabi where they moaned even more about their lives (except for a couple of scenes). The characters were poorly written this time round as all of them did nothing but nag, moan and bitch about everything in their lives. If they weren’t bitching to their families, the women would get together over lunch and have a good bitch about themselves.
The acting was so-so, there were a couple of okay moments when the actresses didn’t do a bad job but there were a lot of moments when it was bad. The direction is rubbish, the writing is a joke and the script isn’t fun at all. Sex and the City 2 tries to be something it’s not: Fun, sexy and smart. The worst thing about the movie is, yet again, the runtime. Two and a half hours is simply too long for this movie and the plot was very thin. I could have very easily cut sixty minutes out of the movie and you wouldn’t miss anything. The only reason why I saw this was because I saw the first and I very stupidly thought that it could improve, but it didn’t. Another thing that bugged me was the stuff they were wearing. This movie is supposed to be all about glamorous fashion and things but half the stuff they were wearing looked horrible, I couldn’t see any woman with a sane mind wearing half the stuff they displayed in the movie.
The characters were yet again stereotypical but this time, it was more blatant and in-your-face. The acting wasn’t very good at all, they did a better job in the first movie. The ‘funny’ scenes aren’t funny at all, except for the parts with Erin the Irish Nanny who made Samantha jealous. Overall, one of the worst movies this year and possibly one of the worst chick flicks I have ever seen and in even worse news, if the rumours are true, it’s possible that it could be a trilogy! God help the world of cinema! There were a couple of funny scenes but apart from that, Sex and the City 2 has no sparkle and it has to be one of the worst movies of 2010. It didn’t improve from its flaws, it just made more. I still can’t see why women love this…