Roger Ebert’s Review of SATC2: “Some of these people make my skin crawl.”

Posted by PZ on May 28th, 2010

Photo by: DP/AAD/ 2010 5/27/10 Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cat

Sex and The City 2 is absolutely everywhere I look, as the cast gear up for its launch all around the world, reviews of the second film have already been released. One reviewer, who I firmly side with, abhors everything that Sex and The City is. For me, SATC2 devalues the face of the movie industry – turning a film into this horribly commercial, badly written piece of work which destroys film as an actual art piece, or expression. It seems as though this whole film was created to sell you a particular lifestyle, not to mention the huge amount of product placement on display.

Roger Ebert, one harsh reviewer of the new movie tends to agree with my sentiment, cutting into the newly released film:

“Some of these people make my skin crawl. The characters of “Sex and the City 2″ are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world which rarely requires three sentences in a row. Their defining quality is consuming things. They gobble food, fashion, houses, husbands, children, vitamins and freebies.”

And it is true – the girls represent this strange sort of consumerism on a rampage – the clothes, the food, the expensive hotels and getaways. This isn’t the only element of the film that’s lackluster. Sarah Jessica Parker’s unnecessary narration throughout the film seems pointless:

“Carrie also narrates the film, providing useful guidelines for those challenged by its intricacies. Sample: “Later that day, Big and I arrived home.”

In short, the film falls down more then a slinky cleavage hugging top on Samantha, and it doesn’t bring anything new to the table – it’s just excess upon excess of clothes, fun, and fake problems about SJP’s horrendous marriage to Big, which I just don’t really care about – all tied loosely into a bland, barely there plot.

And one reviewer on Rotten Tomatoes puts it so well:

“When Carrie asks Big, “Am I just a biatch wife who nags you?” I could hear all the straight men in the theater — all four of us — being physically prevented from responding.”

Category: Movie Reviews, Sex and the City 2