May 31, 2010

Serving of the Week

5/31/2010 Posted by Mel Got Served 1 comment

Name: Sex and the City 2
SERVED: Many moons ago when I was a college student, I enjoyed Sex and the City. It was short lived (I think I watched 2 seasons) but I could see why many loved it. I must be the antithesis of most women on earth because I just can't love this show the way the rest of them do. The show ended and it seemed like the era of fashionista Carrie Bradshaw was over. Then they made a movie and it made a lot of money. You know what movies that make a lot mean? An unnecessary sequel in hopes of milking its devoted fans of more money.

I have not seen Sex and the City 2 but I can tell you I sure as hell won't be after the scathing reviews. SATC2 got completely SERVED in the review department, allowing every movie critic in America to let their creative juices flow and write the most amusing reviews I've ever read. Movieline even compiled a list of the 9 Most Scathing Critical Responses to the movie. Personally, I SERVE any movie that still uses the line, "Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore!" in a non-ironic way. To top off the terrible reviews, it didn't make even close to the original SATC movie opening weekend money and came in 2nd place to Shrek Forever. Shrek Forever which also received horrible reviews and already would have suffered from the word of mouth reviews from suckers who saw it last weekend. The fabulous ladies lost to an unfunny, ugly ogre. Perhaps SATC2 can take this SERVING, pack up its $600 shoes, Samantha's annoying sexual innuendos, Charlotte and Miranda's "woe is me life is so hard eventhough a nanny raises my kid" shtick, and retire.

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Original photo credit: The Atlantic


Steve G. said...

I definitely think this was an example of how horrid critical reaction actually had an effect on a movie's bottom line. Some of my female friends were planning on seeing it despite the bad reviews, but then when they read them and EVERYONE came out against the movie, they change their mind.