Sex and the City 2
With a good chance that a
Sex and the City 3
movie will be made, Sex in the City 2 finally arrives on DVD for not
only the fans but for those who may have missed it in the cinemas the
first time around. So for now, your withdrawal symptoms of Sex in the
City... Sex and the City may be slightly alleviated with this release.
The sequel to the original Sex and the City movie once again reunites
viewers with Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her close three friends which
revolves around their relationships and life in general. The story also
continues from the original which revisits some of the previous
storylines such as Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) finally moving on that she
was to blame for her husbands infidelity or Samantha's continued
independence and bedding of any hot man around.
Then you have the
"romance" with Carrie and Mr. Big whose relationship is even rockier than
before as they fight desperately to remain a couple with a level of soul
mate thrown into the mix. The light hearted story in Sex
and the City 2 for me was Charlotte (Kristin Davis) who is getting
better as becoming a mother, even though deep down, it appears that this
is what she now wants. Seeing her cope with her two young children
is a classic. However let's get onto the negatives!
Even though I was a fan of the TV series and relatively the first
movie, this sequel seems too rushed and stagnant. The characters don't
seem to grow and it seems the writers have taken certain elements from
the TV series and thrown them together for the movie.
These are not my
likeable ladies that I came to enjoy from the TV series but rather just
another excuse to make a movie. There are some funny scenes such as
their trip to Abu Dhabi and the overtly sexual references to the men at the pool
and then you can't forget, Samantha's Lawrence of my Labia comment as she once again tries to hump
every hot man surrounding her.
But apart from that, there is just
something missing in the sequel but thankfully some of the cameos
(without spoiling the movie) does help make this movie go from something
below average to more so average. It's not a bad movie per se, it's just
missing the finesse of the original and the TV series.
Video/Audio & Special
The video quality of Sex and the City 2 is exceptional with vibrant
colours, deep blacks and sharp images. The scenes in the Middle East
look like a travel show thanks to the careful choreography and choice
colours. The dialogue is crystal clear as are the ambient background
sounds plus the soundtrack which is definitely a highlight of the
movie, especially the introduction.
Special features are
actually a wealth of enjoyment and information. From commentary by
Michael Patrick King, a cool Fashionista File, a featurette entitled
Male Call: the Men of SATC2 (definitely for women) and some deleted
scenes. Lots of content here.
If you're a fan
of the TV series, you'll enjoy this movie but ultimately it will leave
you craving for more because this seems like a filler until the next
movie... hopefully anyway! It's a fun ride yet forgettable.
- Commentary with Michael Patrick
- A Conversation with Sarah Jessica
Parker & Michael Patrick King
- The Fashionista Files
- Biography: Carrie Bradshaw
- Marry Me Liza!
- An 80ís State of Mind
- Male Call: The Men of SATC2
- Watertower Records Music Spot
- Deleted Scenes