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The Cattiest Reviews You’ll Read About “Sex And The City 2″

You may have had to wait until tonight to see “Sex and the City 2,” but by now, the media’s unleashed their poison pens to trash the flick we’ve been patiently waiting two years to see. Just how bad is it? Apparently, it’s like being lobotomized with a pink teaspoon. Rrrow!
New York Post:

  • “As tasteless as an Arabian cathouse, as worn-out as your 1998 flip-flops and as hideous as the mom jeans Carrie wears with a belly-baring gingham top …”
  • “whiny bling-obsessed chuckleheads”
  • “Despite its ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ length, this film — the Sexless and the Self-Pitying — is as unfunny and shapeless as another famed desert epic. Just think of it as ‘Bitchtar.’”

Guardian UK

  • “I’m not asking for much. I just don’t want to be sick in my mouth. I don’t want to leave the cinema feeling like I’ve paid £7.50 to be mocked, patronised and kicked in the face.”
  • “I think I just burned my fingers while retrieving my bra from the fire.”
  • “humiliating self-parody”
  • “… the whole thing adds up to ‘Absolutely Fabulous‘ without the fun.”
  • “The death of ‘Sex and the City’ is not just a shame for fans, but for all women with higher expectations of movies about women than a compendium of cliches from the [the UK's] Daily Mail [Ooh, bonus cattiness flung at rival newspaper!]. Carrie, you may have bought a lot of shoes in these movies, but ultimately, you sold out.”

Newsweek:

  • “The zipper is broken, the heel has snapped, the Botox has hit the brain.”
  • “All the characters are self-obsessed and tone-deaf. Instead of defying stereotypes, they cement them.”
  • “[Carrie is a] demented harpy …”
  • “It’s like being lobotomized with a pink teaspoon.”

New York Times:

  • “Your watch will tell you that a shade less than two and a half hours have elapsed, but you may be shocked at just how much older you feel when the whole thing is over.”
  • “‘Sex and the City 2′ flees into a never-never land that manages to be both an escape from contemporary reality and an off-key, out-of-touch mirror of it.”
  • ” … the ugly smell of unexamined privilege hangs over this film like the smoke from cheap incense.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:

  • “Some of these people make my skin crawl. The characters of ‘Sex and the City 2′ are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world which rarely requires three sentences in a row.”
  • Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) is still a sexaholic slut.”
  • “I don’t know a whole lot about fashion, but I know something about taste, and these women spend much of the movie dressed in tacky, vulgar clothing.”
  • “Male couch potatoes dragged to the film against their will may find some consolation. Reader, I must confess that while attending the sneak preview with its overwhelmingly female audience, I was gob-smacked by the delightful cleavage on display. Do women wear their lowest-cut frocks for each other?”

Have any Frisky readers seen “Sex and the City 2″ yet? Tell us your thoughts — catty or not — in the comments.

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