The Zero Best Reasons To Go See "Sex And The City 2"
Here's your comprehensive guide to the overwhelmingly negative critical response to that new "Sex and the City" movie about the sands of time.
"Lawrence of My-Labia."
Has there been a recent movie as widely hated as "SATC 2: The Mummy Returns"? Not that I can think of, and I've been thinking about it since I started writing this sentence. Maybe "Gigli"? Dunno. Anyway: Consensus is that the movie's bad news, and not just for people who aren't fans of the series.
For instance, Roger Ebert said:
These people make my skin crawl.
And he's usually such a nice guy!
Dude ain't alone. Check out this hilariously low score on Rotten Tomatoes!
Ha ha ha! Stupid SATC2. Apparently, there's more going on than just the usual shoe buying and cosmo drinking and stuff. Turns out this sequel isn't banal, it's actually offensive! See, the Times' A.O. Scott is all like:
The ugly smell of unexamined privilege hangs over this film like the smoke from cheap incense.
and then Wajahat Ali in Salon is all:
Michael Patrick King's exquisitely tone-deaf movie is cinematic Viagra for Western cultural imperialists who still ignorantly and inaccurately paint the entire Middle East (and Iran) as a Shangri La in desperate need of liberation from ignorant, backward natives.
That doesn't sound fun AT ALL. Also in Salon, Andrew O'Hehir writes:
It would have been more merciful for writer-director Michael Patrick King to have rented Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda out to the "Saw" franchise.
Yikes, that is a sad thing. Well we could go on, and lift quotes from almost every major publication about how bad/not funny/rich in stereotypes the movie is, but instead you should just read all this from Lindy West, who writes for the Stranger is plain awesome: