Review: Sex and the City 2 (2010)

Long after Liza Minelli’s cameo appearance in Sex and the City 2, I picked up my cell phone and began to text. A sign? Definitely. The text message about Cristiano Ronaldo’s Vanity Fair cover was more entertaining than the adventures of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte in Abu Dhabi.

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Trailer Fix: Sex and the City 2

The extended trailer for the Sex and the City sequel is finally here. I know, you are all incredibly excited. It turns out the sequel is taking us exactly where we would expect it to. Miranda is a successful working mother, Charlotte is overrun by her kids, Samantha is getting older (there is no hiding it now) and Carrie is stuck somewhere between crazy sex and kids.

Naturally, the girls need to take a break from their New York City lives. So they head to Abu Dhabi, or as I now like to think of it, “Aladdin but with cocktails.” Again what you expect will probably happen: Charlotte gets a much needed break, Miranda is just kind of there, Samantha has a wild affair, and Carrie contemplates her relationship with Big because…Aiden’s back. Oh lord.

Watch the new trailer and tell me what you think. Are you excited for this sequel? Liza Minnelli (!) does make an appearance. Or are you just waiting for the franchise to wander off into the desert sunset?

The Sex And The City 2 Poster Is Blinding

What is the glaringly bright movie poster for?

Why the second Sex and the City movie, of course. I feel as though I have blinded by gay magic and how this promotional poster has ignored the fact there are three other characters in the movie. Ugh. Why am I even investing my concern and time on things like this movie?

I’m going to watch Friday Night Lights; Lyla Garrity is back in Dillon.

Make it stop: No More Sex and the City Please!

Unfortunately for us, there is going to be a sequel to the Sex and the City movie.

Why? What are they going to do? Big and Carrie are married so I can only think of three scenarios: One, Big will die and Carrie has to depend on the comfort of her friends; Two, Samantha will have a have a breast cancer reoccurence and she will die; or three, Carrie dies.

Hopefully it is the third scenario and they don’t turn Sex and the City into a trilogy.

While I was excited – perhaps overexcited – about the first Sex and the City movie when it was released last May, but I feel as though the series has run its coarse. Moreover, with this latest chapter of the SaTC franchise, the women’s film has officially gone seven feet under, with no hopes of resurrection.

Back in September, I wrote an article for The MH News about how women’s films have died. “The death of the woman’s film”, as I have aptly named it, is a topic that has very much been on my mind, especially after the horrible remake of The Women. Although I haven’t completely fleshed out my ideas on the topic – the article is a very rough start to my possible senior thesis topic – this Sex and the City sequel will definitely provide me with a compelling layer to my research.