Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Review: Sex & the City 2

Sex & the City 2 : Blog review

I watched sex & the city two days ago. Well, I know it’s a bit too late but I was following my sister’s advice not to watch it unless I have nothing better to do!!  I was bored the other day and wanted to watch something light that won’t get me deeply hooked and so I watched it!

The question that came to my mind: what did they really want out of this movie?
Apparently, they wanted to bring the “golden girls” together with their entire incredible wardrobe!
Well, they tried to come up with all sort of excuses to justify this gathering!
So.. They made up this brew that consists of almost everything!
Relationships & their problems:

1-Marriage relationship when there are no kids with Carrie & Mr.Big!
2-Marriage with kids and the problem of a hot nanny with Charlotte & her small family!
3-A bossy boss who can’t stand a powerful woman such as Miranda!
4-Menopause and hormone problems with Samantha

Then they thought let's spice things up & throw them all in the extravagance of a Middle Eastern city: Abu Dhabi

At which point a new element is introduced (beside the wealthy extravagant surroundings provided under the hospitality of the outrageously wealthy sheikh of Abu Dhubi & the owner of the splendid hotel in which the girls spend their gateway).

The seemingly new element is the middle east itself with it's uptight traditions about relationships & women!
Carrie Bradshaw becomes so ridiculously fascinated with it –at one point-that she watches (jaw-dropping) how a lady wearing niqap eats her French fries, one by one!
Samantha, always the outrageous rebel, is the heroine of many ridiculously shocking intervals that -surely includes sex in one way or in one word or another! Not caring about the conservative surrounding of her gateway and only caring about her own desires & sexual whims, she ends up getting expelled from the good graces of the sheikh ! Which means they have to pay from now on for their stay in the luxurious hotel & all their other expenses!
Amazingly, these extremely fashionable ladies that clad themselves with top branded clothing (and keep changing attires almost every 4 minutes or so) can't afford 22,000 dollar per night for their stay at that hotel!!! So they back up their incredible wardrobe in an hour & go!!
But of course! Things can't b that simple as Carrie discovers she forgot her passport earlier at the souk! They go to retrieve it & things get a bit complicated! And now the middle east seems like a frightful & dangerous place to be in!!
Rescued by a group of women , it seems the writer felt a bit guilty about the whole portrayal of the middle east so..
He makes it up by showing the ignorant world that Arabian women are nothing less than their peers worldwide! They are educated, cultured & fascinatingly highly fashionable as they take off their abayas and voila! the spring collection for Louis Vuitton just manifests from beneath the black veils!
Ah.. Did I mention earlier that fashion is the main hero here? Yep,,,& yep..
It's presence is just too glamorous and constant all along the "marvelous" events of the movie that even in the midst of the desert the girls manage to wear the best & the most incredible fashion ever and the least practical, i may add!
Fashion seems to be the only constant element in the movie as a matter of fact!

Are we done!?
No... Allow me to mention just one  more element that has been thrown into this mix & match brew of a movie... An element that Hollywood seems to be intent on constantly bringing it up in it's movies lately ! Do I smell a conspiracy here?
Yes…as one American friend of mine affirms that Hollywood is actually trying to soften the public about such matters so they’d accept it more easily and not fret or be shocked about it!!
What is it??
Homosexuality! The movie actually starts with a huge gay wedding as one golden girl's best "gay" friend marries the other girl's best gay friend!!! Not only that but even the closure of the movie as all problems are resolved , the problem of the hot nanny, that vexed Charlotte early on, is resolved by discovering that the "hot" nanny is in fact lesbian!!

Now...how good this movie could ever be when it includes all sorts if ideas & references that is adequately covered by its title "Sex"!!
& when it is packed with starlets such ad Lisa Minnelli & Penélope Cruz and Miley Cyrus!{{(WHo appear  in merely one scene except for Lisa who sings a song)Their appearance seems an attempt to make the movie more successful or save it from drastic failure!}}
Not bad at all....ha!?
Even though IMDB has fairly rated it as deserving nothing higher than 3.9 out of 10!!

Sex & the City 2 is perhaps a living proof that golden girls no matter how fashionably clad they could be, would still appear boney, wrinkled and older than what we might like to see!
It is a proof that you can brew a seemingly successful mixture bringing to it all sorts of elements & stars and yet the very diversity of the mixture would make it fail in delivering a clear clever & worthy message!

All in all, I enjoyed watching the movie ..marveling at the fashion & luxurious surroundings but not impressed by the story or the golden girls!
 Here is a collection of pics from the movie...so you can look at the fashion for yourself ;)

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