Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sex in the City: 2...I don't know about you.

Like the many ladies out there, I too was excitedly anticipating the Sex & the City sequel. It had been too long since I'd seen my girls: Samantha, Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda.

But after seeing the movie....I could have waited another year.

Why, you ask?

Well, first off I found it unbelievable that these four women could travel so easily to the Middle East wearing their barely-there couture gowns without someone batting an eyelash!

I can't go on and say the movie and its characters were entirely ignorant to the culture, Miranda was the go-to gal when it came to questions regarding specific Middle Eastern customs. Everytime the ladies had a question or something seemed like it needed explaining, Miranda was there with her handy-dandy tourguide with all the information.

It seemed like Michael Patrick King rushed the movie to appease all SATC fans, when he could have just took his time and really made a great film.

I don't want to give away too much, but there's a certain scene in the movie where if King were being realistic here, one of the characters would have possibly been stoned to death. Honestly.

I'm not trying to say the United Arab Emirates are overly-conservative. I mean it is known for it's modern-spin in a traditional world. King did make it a point to make sure he didn't offend the Muslim community. But the entire movie just seemed very...fantasy-like.

Very ..."Princess Jasmine and Aladdin....but with cocktails."

But then is a movie afterall.

And hey...I like Aladdin!

Anyway, besides that the film was definitely lacking in substance. Usually Carrie has some profound message, but I didn't see one here.

Not to be too much of a Debbie Downer I did actually like some things in the movie...the good things were definitely the camaraderie among the four women and of course the FABULOUS clothes. The clothes were definitely NOT lacking in fashion or in taste.

I'm going crazy trying to find a mini-turban like Carrie's in the movie.

And you know I had to buy this XOXO white Dolman-sleeved dress to copy Carrie's in the movie's promotional poster!

**I just pray I look half as good as SJP!

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