REVIEW: Sex and the City 2

Two years have passed since Carrie Bradshaw finally bagged John “Mr. Big” Preston, the man she was always meant to be with. Just as her friend Charlotte must deal with her young daughter’s “terrible two’s”, Carrie must deal with her relationship taking a turn for the worse – Big likes to watch old black-and-white movies on TV and eat take-out food, which prevents Carrie from feeling like the free-wheeling party girl she used to be. Meanwhile, Miranda copes with a new boss that can’t handle an intelligent, powerful woman, and Samantha works a public relations angle that gets the fashionable foursome an all-expense-paid trip to Abu Dhabi.

Being a Sex and the City virgin, I had no idea what to expect. I knew the basics of it, four women – Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and the other one (Charlotte) – who live in New York but that was it. I had not seen any of the series or the previous movie, but I bit the bullet and saw the new one. There was so much hype about it, I thought I better see what the fuss was about.
To be totally honest, it is not something I will watch again. Although there was a lot of hype about it, I wasn’t blown away about it. There didn’t seem to be much of a story line to it and there didn’t seem to be much point in it being set in Abu Dhabi. Although the setting was very plush and made me want to visit the United Arab Emirates, the story would have been very similar if it had been set in New York.
I did appreciate that Miranda was the sane voice who was respecting the Arab culture and even attempted to learn some Arabic. However, I was disappointed that Samantha played the ignorant American – even if that is her character, she still should’ve had respected the culture of the country she was in.
My favourite part of this film was the gay wedding of Anthony and Stanford where they got married by Liza Minnelli. It was Liza who stole the show with her very amusing rendition of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”. She may be 64 but she sure can move!
If you’re a fan of the series you may enjoy it, but to anyone else who is considering seeing it, I would say give it a miss. 

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