"Two years of bad business and this bullshit economy and I am done. We need to go somewhere rich."
— Samantha, in Sex and the City 2.
So far, two films based on the popular HBO
series Sex and the City
, starring the Four Girl Ensemble
of now fortysomething ladies, following their lives after the shows.
The reviews for the films range from mixed to extremely negative, with the second installment having attracted quite a bit of ire from both critics and the general audience.
The first Sex and the City film was released in 2008, and the second in 2010.
Both movies provide examples of the following tropes:
- Costume Porn: Though by the time the second film was released, well into the recession, this particular aspect began to lose its charm. Viewers were particularly not impressed when - as seen below - Charlotte chooses to bake cupcakes in a vintage Valentino skirt, and is then appalled when her elder daughter gets it dirty.
- Cringe Fuel: From the freefall in the quality of Puntastic humour ("Lawrence of my Labia", anyone?) to the truly awful scene where Samantha simulates fellatio on a hookah pipe, topped off by Samantha's grabbling on the ground for her condoms in a street market in front of shocked Middle Easterners, the second film contains many moments worthy of an epic eye-roll - and some that are best watched through a gap in one's fingers.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble
- Too Dumb to Live: In the second film, Charlotte chooses to wear a cream, Vintage Valentino skirt while baking cup cakes while her elder daughter finger paints nearby; two activities with a high potential of getting at least some mess on yourself, especially when you add two very young children into the mix. The result? Two red hand-prints on the aforementioned skirt, a screaming fit and Charlotte locking herself in a cupboard to cry.