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Wrong on so many levels!,
This review is from: Sex and the City 2 (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
Needless to say, huge fan, loved the first film.
However, this film was wrong on so many levels, let me elaborate:
1. Characters: From most of the reviews I have read I don't think anyone has commented on the characters, and how little they resemble the characters from the TV series, both physically and persona wise.
Carrie: Did anyone notice how haggard and botoxed she looked? She barely resembles Carrie anymore, yes, I know shes older now but god I don't know if I would have rather there wasn't a movie than a movie with a character that I no longer recognised. Also, since when did Carrie become mean to her friends(Charlottle elevator scene)?! She was always the character that the viewer sympthasised with - this movie questions your loyalty to Carrie - I'm not sure I appreciated being made to feel this way. Also, I really could not identify with her problem, it was such a small trivial problem (Big not wanting to come out on the town every night) and I don't think I have ever watched a Sex and the City episode where I could not identify with the issue Carrie was dealing with in that episode.
Miranda: Miranda's character was probably the most perplexing. I'm sorry but did anyone notice how strangely upbeat and optimistic Miranda was in this movie? Where was the pessimistic and CYNICAL Miranda we all knew and loved? "I have my own personal air conditioning...abu dhabi doo" - I think everyone remembers that scene outside the airport - and every new experience in Abu Dhabi Miranda gets into a flurry of child like excitement. This was not Miranda
Samantha: Okay, probably the most controversial of characters - I loved that Samantha was feisty and independent but I think she went too far in this film, appearing ignorant and inducing pity for her character - I think another reviewer was correct when they said 'she was nothing more than a sad desperate old woman'. In the TV series yes she was feisty, yes she was independent, yes she was provocative BUT she did it with class - im sorry but in this movie she made me cringe, she was like one of those friends you go on holiday with who acts inappropriately, if you can relate.
Charlotte: hmmm well i dont really know what to say about Charlotte, so, so - nothing shocking about the character. However, age has finally caught up with her - but they all looked slightly haggard.
2. Plot: The second thing that was annoying was the plot - it just seemed to me that nothing of any great importance happened to the characters in the film and the fact that they tried to make their problems more severe than they actually were was frustrating. Also it seemed that the individual plots of each character would have been better suited to an individual tv episode rather than being dragged in a 2hour movie where nothing really happened. Movies of tv series' usually mean that the viewer will be treated to a big event, no?
3. I really loved the fashion aspect of the tv series and how the episodes were SUBTLEY enhanced by the fashion element, but was there any real need to have every scene absolutely saturated with flashy images of fashion? It was like every scene was a red carpet event - another factor which proved to be a barrier in making the characters relatable.
4. Okay, I might get a lot of stick for the following but I don't care - Did anyone notice how aweful, wooden, awkward and stiff the acting was? The characters seemed to be acting like strangers towards each other, for example the secenes between carrie and big,it just seemed so artificial, so awkward, starting from the very begining when they were getting ready for Stanford's wedding. Even when all the characters were together at stanford's wedding, why were they acting like strangers towards each other? The conversation did not flow but seemed awkward - did anyone pick up on this?
And don't get me started on the Liza Minnelli scene *CRINGE* - I actually felt myself sinking into my seat watching this in the cinema.
OKAY I think I'm done...I feel so disappointed by this film I wish it wasn't made because it's ruined the great legacy the series and the first movie left behind. When I watch the series or even think about the programme I block out the last film just so I have a happy ending in my head.
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Initial post: 10 Feb 2016 13:07:41 GMT
Simon Cooper says:
Yes, you are completely right... for some reason gremlins got into this film production and it seemed like it had been written, directed and acted by completely different people. What happened? I have no idea. All they needed to do was produce an extra-long SATC episode and they would have been fine. Now I doubt if there will be a Number 3, because this film was so bad.
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