So I took myself to go see Sex and the City 2 and was pleasantly surprised. I totally expected it to suck but surprise, surprise I liked it. I know my friends think I am a harsh critic when it comes to movies but I don't think I am that bad, the thing about movies also is you kinda have to know what you are expecting and the type of movie it is. Anyways, I digress. Well when the movie started I was nitpicking it and I think part of the reason was my expectation. I was groaning at the corny one liners and jokes and I dunno..their synergy just seemed forced. But after a while I relaxed and I remembered that SATC has always had the corny one liners/jokers. I have to say Samantha had the best lines in this movie and Kim Catrall's body was on point. Charlotte is still hella annoying and my Miranda(my fav character) is still same ol' Miranda. The girls were looking cute but I have to say it was a lil uncomfortable seeing the telltale signs of aging on their faces. I have never been a fan of BIG, but he was quite likeable in this movie, I really HATE that he calls her Kid(do), it really grates on my nerves.Oh and I kept wondering why he was overtanned. Liza Minnelli's version of "Single Ladies"(men, Beyonce is in the history books for life with this song and the video) was fun to watch. Anyone peep the Africans in the karaoke scene? Ok, I know this isn't much of a review but I am having a hard time thinking of how to review it without giving it away but I will try. SATC is a romantic comedy, for me VERY FEW rom coms come without corniness. Yes it lost it's way a few times and at first it felt like they weren't comfortable with each other but they each fell into place as time went on. I really liked how they balanced the lightness and the seriousness. Carrie's scene with Charlotte talking about her marriage to BIG was my favorite, as well as Charlotte and Miranda's scene - it just showed how we humans are never satisfied. It would have been nice for a little more insight into Miranda and Steve's life and how they coped after the cheating but I figure they wanted to focus on Carrie and Big. For people who are like me and think friendship is a big deal, I like how this was also emphasized in the movie. It's not a serious movie and don't expect to go in and get a perfect movie but overall I enjoyed it and thought it was good. Not well done but enjoyable none the less.
Before the movie comes you must endure the previews:
KNIGHT AND DAY : Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Two people I am not fans of. Looked like a cross between Mission Impossible and *insert any gbam gbam movie where the leads inevitably make out*..Doubt I will be seeing that. I have to say Tom Cruise is a charming man.
CHARLIE ST CLOUD : Zac Efron is such a cutie. Looks like he is branching out. A movie about a boy who is in an accident with his little brother, who gets killed.yada yada yada. Won't be watching.
EAT.PRAY.LOVE : Everyone must have heard about this. Movie with Julia Roberts about the true life story of a lady who travels to three countries to find herself and reconnect with the world when she gets tired of her dissatisfaction with life. I am currently reading the book, still unsure if I will see the movie.
GOING THE DISTANCE: Drew Barrymore and boyfriend, Justin Long star in a movie about two people who wanted to keep it light but end up falling for each other, except she had to move and they decide to have a long distance relationship ( and you know how that's taboo for Americans)
LIFE AS WE KNOW IT : Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. Guy and girl that had a disastrous first date. They were both named by a couple to be God parents to their kids if they died - which they did. Cue in laughter.
And a song...
I don't really like this song, I just like it because of the intro. I like listening to Bruno Mars' voice.
Travie McCoy ft Bruno Mars - Billionaire