Sex and the City 2 'Brainless, Pointless'

So far, reviewers have not been kind to sequel

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 25, 2010 11:05 AM CDT

(Newser) Sex and the City 2 premiered in New York last night, and the early reviews are not good, to say the least. Read on—or, if you’d rather see the red carpet fashions from the premiere, click here.

  • “The only thing memorable about Sex and the City 2 is the number two part, which describes it totally, if you get my drift,” writes Rex Reed in a scathing New York Observer review that goes on to call the movie a “deadly, brainless exercise in pointless tedium” and its characters “vain, narcissistic, selfish, superficial, and really rather stupid.”

  • “The film is an epic eyesore,” declares David Edelstein of New York. Sarah Jessica Parker’s skin looks “leathery,” Cynthia Nixon is “mummified,” and Kim Cattrall looks “like a cross between (late) Mae West and (dead) Bea Arthur.”
  • Carrie is again embroiled in drama, after a run-in with former flame Aidan, in a situation “so been-there, done-that, you wonder if she has an emotional imbalance that keeps her perpetually dissatisfied with life.”writes Amy DiLuna in the New York Daily News.
  • In the Hollywood Reporter, Stephen Farber writes, “There's something bracing about the film's saucy political incorrectness” —but it still goes on “at least 40 minutes too long.”

In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros., from left, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon are shown in a scene from Sex and the City 2.
In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros., from left, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon are shown in a scene from "Sex and the City 2."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros, Craig Blankenhorn)
In this publicity image released by Warner Bros., from left, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis are shown in a scene from, Sex and the City.
In this publicity image released by Warner Bros., from left, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis are shown in a scene from, "Sex and the City."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Craig Blankenhorn)
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Two hours and 25 minutes of platform heels, fake orgasms, and preposterous clothes. It is to movies what fried dough is to nutrition.
- Rex Reed

Just like Carrie's worries about the 'sparkle' leaving her marriage, this movie is like once-brilliant Champagne, carelessly left out overnight. And gone flat.
- Amy Diluna

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