!! OMG, It Sucks: Sex and the City 2 !!

The verdict is in: Carrie and the girls are back and they’re worse than ever! While the reviews of the movie are pretty much roundly terrible, The New York Observer‘s Rex Reed tells us all we really need to know about the Sex and the City sequel:

The only thing memorable about Sex and the City 2 is the number two part, which describes it totally, if you get my drift. Everything else in this deadly, brainless exercise in pointless tedium is dedicated to the screeching audacity of delusional self-importance that convinces these people the whole world is waiting desperately to watch two hours and 25 minutes of platform heels, fake orgasms and preposterous clothes…

Dragging its deplorable carcass into infinity, Sex and the City 2 is so bad you can’t even watch the trailer. Almost everyone who has ever appeared on the TV series reappears to mutter two or three lines that contribute nothing to the film they’re in. The women-too old now to pout, whine and babble about their wet dreams, affluent and successful for reasons that are never clear-are all vain, narcissistic, selfish, superficial and really rather stupid.

Well never you mind! We know that all the criticism in the world won’t stop a pyschotic, feather-boa-wrapped horde from descending on the movie tomorrow like a swam of cupcake-and-Cosmo-devouring locusts!
Oh, and I’ll be there too, duh.
[NY Observer]

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17 Comments on "OMG, It Sucks: Sex and the City 2"

  1. The movie was great & better than SITC1! It’s a movie that all women can relate to…of different races in the US, that is…unlike the sitcom Friends. A definite must see especially if you liked the first one. I would recommend seeing the first movie before seeing this one but it’s not detrimental if you dont. I didnt really watch the series…perhaps 10 episodes but have really enjoyed the movies!

  2. I’m amazed that people saw the same movie I saw. I really really liked it. It is very mature and says some really important things about relationships, aging, marriage, motherhood, friendship, cultural clashes. Sorry if it is too intelligent for Rex Reed. Wasn’t he the guy in Myra Breckenridge? Yeah, he should talk about movies ever again…NOT. The movie makes some wonderful points while being entertaining. Face it, it is about Carrie’s journey and once she is married it is only logical that she turn her focus and insecurities to the marriage. Very clever. All of the characters show growth and depth as they confront the fact that sometimes answered prayers are the most dangerous kind. Very mature and intelligent issues. So, for those who like fashion, it is there. For those who like Samatha and her randy romances, it is there. For those who like the fashions, they are there aplenty. The locales are breathtaking and some of the shots are just breathtaking.
    My advice: go and see the movie you want to see. If you want a rehashed adolescent memory of the TV series from fourteen years ago, go watch something blow up.

  3. I second what clarklane said. Awful show – wouldn’t see the movie for free.

  4. Donna Strause | May 28, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Reply

    My thoughts and views exactly John! Great review and writing!

  5. “audacity of delusional self-importance that convinces these people the whole world is waiting desperately to watch two hours and 25 minutes of platform heels, fake orgasms and preposterous clothes…”
    You said it better than I could have!!!

  6. I saw the movie last night, and loved it. Was entertained, and laughed my head off. It’s exactly what I expected it to be. Have Fun People!!!!!

  7. Marie JClarke | May 28, 2010 at 10:13 am | Reply

    I like to know who is rating movies these days? All the movies Critics don’t like is great. The movies that Critics like is horrible. Please hire new critics. For instance, The Runaways was a great movie once again the Critics don’t like it. Two young talented ladies Dakota and Kristin transforming themselves into Joan Jett and Cherrie Curry. By the way who is voting on a lot of these terrible movies coming out.

  8. Silly to argue. Those who have liked it all along will like the movie, those of us who haven’t, won’t.

  9. @JT “Eko, if you haven’t seen the second movie how can you comment?? All you have are the critics words and a trailer to base your views on.”
    I’m not sure what your issue is here JT. I didn’t make any kind of comment or express any kind of view on the movie at all, good or bad. The only thing I said is not to let critics or other people sway you from seeing a movie if you want to see it.

  10. Well, if anyone would know about fake orgasms, it’s probably Rex Reed.

  11. This is the DONT STOP THE MUSIC debacle for the new age! Yippee.. I will run out to see it and have a few aperitifs to enjoy the flaws. Come on people, can’t you take a joke?

  12. Nope, I’m not 15!
    You are also talking about the first movie, which was not great. I do agree with you Carrie is on the Crazy side and needs to really step back and take a look at herself. That craziness does rear it’s head in 2. I’m not sure what people expect of the movie, if you are not a fan, or not a fan anymore, it’s going to be hard to like it.
    Basically this movie is a better tribute to what the TV was, was it perfect, no. There was a lot more that they could have explored ad expanded on in the movie. I did think Liza’s singing was atrocious.
    Basically I’ve been a fan of the series and think Sex and the City 2 did more justice to the series that the first movie did. I really don’t want to give too much away from the movie.
    Eko, if you haven’t seen the second movie how can you comment?? All you have are the critics words and a trailer to base your views on.

  13. What would you expect from such a sucky show to begin with? I watched a few times when it was on TV trying to see what everyone was talking about, but only saw some of the worst acting and stupid stories i’ve ever seen. It sucked then, it must REALLY suck now!

  14. Lets all keep in mind that this is Rex “Bitchy Old Queen” Reed, he has NEVER liked a movie and has always used his column to espouse his own cultured and refined taste..which is to say he isn’t happy with anything at anytime and loves to tell everyone about it.
    Now Rotten Tomatoes has given the film a review even worse than Battlefield Earth but I think it’s because non of the critics who have reviewing this film are fans of the show. Let the FANS have their say, I know that I’m not looking for life-changeing dialogue and plot-points, I like to look at crazy fashion, glamorous hot spots and basically the things in life I don’t have and really don’t want, so I have no expectation going in other than I can’t wait to see what happens with Aiden!

  15. JT – are you 15? I’m not trying to be snarky I’m actually being serious. I recently re-watched the first movie thinking that perhpas I was in a bad mood the first time I saw it. I hated it even moret the second time around. I mean really hated it. And I was a huge fan of the show when it first came on television – 12 years ago. The series ended six years ago. It’s old, over nad done. The trailer for this second movie looks horrific. Somebody needs to slap Carrie and slap her hard. Someone needs to take away all writing implements from M.P. King. I think Reed’s review is hilarious and spot on.

  16. I never listen to the critics, they almost always universally get it wrong. If you want to see a movie, go see it. Don’t listen to critics, or even necessarily your friends unless you know for sure they have the same taste as you do. I always see a movie, for better or for worse, and then know after whether it was worth my time or not. I don’t listen too or give in to hype, I just see the movie for the movie itself.

  17. Wow, I’m amazed to see this, I already screened the movie this Monday and thought that they actually did the show some justice. The writing was much better than the first movie, there were a few too many puns in the middle of the movie, but I was happy too see that the characters identities really progressed in this movie. It was also great that movie even shows some humility when two of the girls realize that they are struggling with their lives and this is normal, life’s not this happy place that the media portrays, and that people without the financial means (ie. Nannys) that they have, make it work!
    I saw this with a few friends, one who has never seen the series before and she thought it was great!

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