Sex and the City 2
2 hours, 27 minutes
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Kim Cattrall
This goes out to all of my ladies. While I may have many “male” oriented interests, there are time when I have to satisfy the woman in me. As a result, I found myself excited to spend another film with the ladies of one of my favorite HBO series, Sex and the City. I was a big fan of the series, only discovering it on DVD years after it had originally aired. I fell in love as I know a lot of women did. I thought the first Sex and the City film was inspired and the perfect cherry on top of the fabulous sundae.
However, unlike its predecessor, Sex and the City 2 was pointless.
It was wonderful to see the characters again and where they are in their lives, but there was an absence of an interesting story to tell. The film had as much impact as one of their “fluffer episodes”. If you are going to go through the trouble to make a full length feature, it has to have a serious impact.
The story surrounded around the Fabulous Four heading to the Middle East for an adventure of their own to take a break from the marriages, jobs, and children. The whole film sort of just wandered around lacking in real direction and purpose and while there is a conclusion to their minor problems, the solutions seemed too simple and cookie cutter. The show has a reputation for hitting their audience over the head with all of the good and bad experiences that make up life leaving you all warm and fuzzy at the end. To me, this attempt felt like a movie written for any stereotyped female friends and not the colorful and complicated characters I have come to know over the years.
Similar to the 2nd and 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean movies and Spider-man 3, I’m going to choose to slip this one under the carpet and pretend it didn’t happen. Overall the movie does lack the humor and the hard hitting moments you would expect, but if you happen to bored one night, I say go for it.
2 out of 5