Sex and the City 2: Is the buzz as dead as the Cosmopolitan?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Beefcake, May 28, 2010.

  1. Beefcake

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    :drama: Has FSU lost its gay! This movie has opened, inescapable promos surround us all ... and yet there is no SATC2 thread? At FSU? :lol:

    Well, reviewers and bloggers are apparently tossing their metaphoric rotten fruit at this flick. True, the previews were eye-rolling ... what with the 2.5 hours running time, the discovery of Aiden thousands of miles away from Manhattan, the "girls" apparently with the same ol' problems, and of course the obviously ploying decision to create buzz/controversy by filming half of the movie in the Middle East.

    But I say "so what?" :p The SATC1 was a piece of perfluffle that I barely remember past Charlotte's explosive diarrhea, Carrie's hideous wedding dress, and Gilles' schlong. And I still loved going to see it. Looking forward to enjoying this one too, alongside all the girls, gays, and random husbands/ boyfriends who were dragged from their hammocks with threats or promises of :grope:.

    This one's got a Big Gay Wedding featuring LiZa singing "All the Single Ladies" ... that alone will make it memorable and quotable (if not good).

    [Straight] male reviewers really hate SATC, don't they?
  2. LuckyCharm

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    Saw it last night. As with the first one, there was some genuine funny, but also some aspects that were just trying way too hard. I think fans of the show will enjoy just because. Others probably needn't bother, since much of the humor relies on the viewer "knowing" the characters.
  3. numbers123

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    I think you would have to be a serious, serious SATC fan to have survived the hype and commercials for the last billion days.

    I only know of one person going to see it and she happens to be my airhead niece. I love my niece, but she is really an airhead.
  4. Southpaw

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    Bueller?
    Bueller?
    Bueller?
  5. soxxy

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    Saw the first movie because I liked most of the HBO series. Really disliked the movie....writers, cast totally sold out for quick bucks, IMO, and they made them. This looks worse. Going, for many, is probably a "ritual" for some friends to get together and try to relive old times.
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    Same here. I enjoyed the TV series (wasn't a huge fan, but enjoyed it, especially the early seasons), but I thought the first movie was horrendous. It felt like six hours of listening to someone whine. If this one is worse, then :yikes:. Also, at least according to RottenTomatoes.com, plenty of female critics didn't like SATC2 either.
  7. Cyn

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    I am absolutely friggin' thrilled that SATC is finally in theatres -- not because I liked the show or saw the first movie, but because it means that it will only be a short time before we will be spared from seeing those goddamn promos on every commercial break on every damn channel on TV (not to mention banner ads and popups on countless websites. For the past month, there's been no escaping them except to pick up a good book (provided it wasn't written by Candace Bushnell).
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  8. Rex

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    I haven't seen it yet, but it seems to be more about product placement than anything else. And the highlight of the film seems to be Liza singing "Single Ladies". And if that is the best part of the film, have mercy on them all....
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    Holy crap, I've been saying the same exact thing!

    Maybe you and I can be part of an Eff SU foursome? We just need two more.
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  10. Cyn

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    :rofl: We are not alone!! :cheer2: Sign me up!!

    WRT to SATC, I have a strong hunch that Numbers123 will gladly sign on
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    Maybe PRlady can be our Samantha?
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    I hate all things SATC but I am always thrilled when Liza with a Z gets work
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    I've read a number of reviews and the general consensus is that this is a complete insult to the original TV show, the original characters, the middle east, women, and just people in general...

    I won't be seeing it :lol:
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    You want in?
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    Can I make fun of SJP? She looks like a foot with 2 eyes drawn on it. And her hands are made of older parchment than the Declaration of Independence.


    ooh Liza is going to be on with that shrew Joy Behar (she has a show, really?)
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    I want to see it because those girls feel like old girlfriends I haven't seen in a while. It was so nice to see the first movie that I didn't care if it sucked. This one I am not running to because it hasn't been very long since I last got to "see" them all. I might even wait until it comes out on video.
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    You bet. I would be on that Tamale Train before it left the station
  18. Rex

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    You have drank the SATC Kool-Aid....
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    Saw it yesterday. As bad as the first. A few funny moments, a few boring moments, a couple really embarrassing moments. SJP looked bad. Not as bad as the first, but still.

    Will probably buy the DVD when it comes out.
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    I didn't mind the first movie so much, but the series rocked, and nothing can change that.
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    OK Rexy baby, or anyone else who is a fan. Can you please explain to me why Carrie Bradshaw is a likeable character?
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    Honey, I drank that kool aid years ago, when it was a series! I got into it as the final season began, watched every single one and finished the season finale with everyone else. I own the entire series, the only show I own every season of!
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    Saw it yesterday........I thought it was hilarious and enjoyed all the characters except Carrie. She's such a shallow bitch :p(and I watched the whole series) Loved Samantha..........if she wasn't in the movies I wouldn't enjoy them.
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    I saw it on midnight on Thursday morning with some girlfriends (as everyone else did), and while I enjoyed it for what it was, I actually found it a tad offensive. I'm an anthro major who just took a Middle Eastern Cultures class so it was fresh in my mind. My best friend who is a gay man (and LOVES Sex and the City) said he thought the over-the-topness of Stanford and Anthony's wedding was too much. I don't know. It wasn't even all that which bothered me the most, it was just that the writing was so bad. :lol: I mean, it was fun to escape into this fantasy world where everyone has a different Prada, Chanel and Marc Jacobs outfit for every day of the month, but when it was over, I had the same feeling as if I had just eaten an entire bag of skittles. It was just TOO much.

    Carrie is a bitch, but I think that's why everyone loves her. She's whiny and has to constantly be assured she's in love. I started watching SATC when I was 15 when it came on TBS edited. :shuffle: I finally bought the entire series last year and, wow, man it was edited! :lol:
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  25. IceAlisa

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    I will see it as a girls night out, skategods help me. I hope we have time for drinks before showtime. :summer:

    I heard such bad things about it though, it might take a couple of drinks to enable me to sit through it.
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  26. Cyn

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    Are any of them likeable? Carrie's a whiny, insecure bitch, Miranda's a cranky, selfish bitch, Samantha's a self-important, egotistical, sex-crazed bitch, and Charlotte's an emotional trainwreck of a bitch.

    Honestly, the characters from Seinfeld were positively adorable compared to these four idiots.

    ETA: I suppose, though, given Carrie's equine face and parakeet-claw hands, it's no wonder she's insecure.
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    Will you marry me? :swoon:

    I hate that effing show and all the hype around any version of it. I watched 15 minutes of one TV episode and turned it off, because I wouldn't spend 15 minutes with those airheads in real life and certainly wasn't going to waste any more of my life on them. I hate that somehow the SATC women have become emblematic of how women "really are" (gag me), and that somehow women's lives are now incomplete if they don't go out with their girlfriends and drink cosmopolitans, eat cupcakes, and wear ridiculous shoes. And this may be a revelation to the "creative" people who put the show together, and who think they are SO courageous and groundbreaking, but women talked honestly with their friends about sex LONG before Sarah Jessica Parker let out her first bug-eyed squeak.

    I hope the film is a gigantic flop so that we never have to see any of these characters ever again.

    (BTW I sat behind Cynthia Nixon at a play in NYC and she is very low-key and normal. So I don't hate all of the actresses anyway :p)
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    Wait--Stanford and Anthony are married? They hated each other in the series. Gah, they did that because they're the only gay people on the show. Stanford can do better.
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    After seeing all the comments I will probably watch it on DVD :shuffle:
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    This.

    I like Charlotte, and she's the last one I expected to like. Maybe because she's the only one of the four who's kind.
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    From the review:

    I've noticed several critics bringing this up and laughing at it, but I read an article in "The New Yorker" years ago about upper middle class women in Iran, who were forced to wear chadors in public, but who wore fine, designer clothes underneath then, and they would shed the chador at private parties.

    I'm not planning to see the movie, because from all descriptions, its cultural insensitivity is appalling.
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    She's not - Well at least I HATE her!!! She's self obsessed and has made some incredibly stupid decisions that she then whines about forever.

    But I love the others! Miranda for how the character has evolved, Samantha for sheer outrageousness and Charlotte is sweet.

    Vapid airheads - um yeah to some extent as the show plays on them outside the workplace letting their hair down and being friends and being stupid with it.

    During the season at least (don't know about this second movie) they were all sucessful career women in their own fields, in the first movie some of that changed and they played with it. What is for me absolutely true is that you can be a successful career girl (career person in fact) and be totally different when your with your friends who just get you.

    But for me the reason I really like SATC is the escapism and the sillyness and the grossness and laughing at Carey's increasingly hideous outfits. Hoping I love the second movie as much as I did the first for all the foolish sillyness... and that I still hate Carey just as much :lol: that's half the fun!!!
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    Thank you Cyn - that describes them perfectly. And the actresses (??) that play them are equally as bad - at least from what I see from interviews etc. I have no desire to see SJP on any screen, how/why anyone thinks she is pretty or a good spokesperson for products I have no freaking idea. Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

    And any movie whose biggest claim is to have had a 10 million dollar wardrobe budget is outlandish. I like fashion as much as the next girl, but there is no reason to have spent that much. And one of SJP's interviews on the Today show (I think it was that show) talked about how surprised they were about the success of the first movie and that they didn't have the budget to spend anything on wardrobe so it was nice to have that much this time around. The promos for the movie drove me crazy, I hope that it dies a quick death so they can stop - like immediately. All of this is why I think that my niece who claims to be broke spending $$$ on movie admission was stupid. If she spent nearly 1/5 of her food budget for the month on a ticket, I hope my sister tells her no to extra money for the month
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    Ahhhh...:lol: Poor kid. I'd hate for her to go hungry.


    PM me an address for her. I'll send her the money for her ticket.
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    emaciated goblin shoulders!

    that's the best string of three words I have heard in months
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    Of course I will be seeing it (I think to do so is a city ordinance in my part of town), but the fact that they're starting to look like Dark Crystal Skeksis is freaking me out and making me feel ancient too.
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    Remember, this is only my opinion; YMMV. Because she wasn't perfect, she wasn't married, she wasn't a mom, her checkbook wasn't balanced, she wasn't a great beauty. But she was witty, open-minded, adventurous, sexy, humorous, loyal, and was able to come to terms with singlehood. The show wasn't always about getting a man as a GOAL, but just as part of the journey....I liked that. The movies seem to put emphasis on getting men and settling down.
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    One of the best lines ever in the show was Charlotte's about the girls being each other's soulmates.
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    Carrie was not half as neurotic as other columnists in the real world. I don't mean it as an insult to writers, but most of us live in our heads. We analyze everything to death. If we are fiction writers, we analyze our characters and words until they are basically the only choice we have left. If we write non-fiction, we analyze it to the point that we feel like we really know the subject matter better than we know our own lives. Media writers have those same tendancies but on a smaller time scale.

    I had an awesome screenwriting instructor who told me he could always tell when a writer had a based a character on him/herself. You look for the one who is an exageration of perfection or evil. Writers usually judge themselves in extremens.

    So for Carrie to think and over-analyze is not that strange given who the character is supposed to be in the overall scheme of things. Samantha is an even more like this. Those of us in PR know that you spend all day highlighting the positive of everything. It naturally swings over into you life sometimes and you start treating yourself that way. Samantha is a fictional character so obviously the writers and actress turn that up to 10.

    I did see the movie last night. It wasn't the best movie of all time. However, it was a fun movie and a nice thing to go and see with friends. If you didn't like the series or the first movie, you probably won't like this one. That's cool. It is not a movie that is going to get awards. It was good for what it is.