Sex and the City 2 DVD Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 7.0
Video 8.6
Audio 8.8
Special Features 7.5
Audio 7.5
Distributor: Roadshow
Running Time: 140
Classification:
 MA15+
Reviewer: Peter Bourke

7.5


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 Features

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.

Conclusion

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.

Special Features:

  • Commentary with Michael Patrick King
  • 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





 
 



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