Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend an early screening of the movie. I was ecstatic to see what the ladies were up to, but at the same time thought I may not be able to relate. Being a 20-something year old, would I be able to connect to a bunch of women who were married with kids? No matter what point she was in her life, Carrie couldn't possible disappoint me...until now.
The storyline mainly focuses on Carrie and Big's marriage. She feels they've lost their "sparkle" in their relationship. Quite frankly I thought she was overreacting. Carrie couldn't simply appreciate her husband's company inside the walls of their home. Why should Big be the bad guy here? Their big "problem" didn't stir my emotions period as the first film did. But could you really top Big leaving her at the alter???
The focus on the other ladies in the film ranged. Charlotte's issues brought some comedy relief but she didn't have my sympathy. This New York housewife doesn't have it nearly as bad as a lot of mother's out there. Miranda's situation was resolved in the beginning of the film. There really was nothing to follow with her. Samantha was the most entertaining part of the movie -- no surprise there. She offers most of the laughs throughout Sex and the City 2, but I can't help but feel she's getting a little too old for this. Though that is the point of her story.
There were some fairly corny moments in the film not to mention a couple of far fetched ones at the end. The Sex and the City series was sexy and smart. Unfortunately the sequel to the movie was neither. Sure it had its funny moments, but it fails to make a real connection with the audience.