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Capone jumps on the love train for the awful, awful, awful SEX AND THE CITY 2!!!

Published at: May 28, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

Hey, everyone. Capone in Chicago here. I know I jokingly say sometimes about films I don't like some variation on the idea that I don't know where to start picking it apart. But with the horrifically shallow SEX AND THE CITY 2, truer sentiments have never been spoken. This movie is literally about nothing. I don't mean it's not about anything important or significant or noble; I don't need that in my escapist entertainment. No, this film is has no heart, no brain, and an empty soul. And let me throw one more thought your way; this might be one of the most racist, anti-Arab films you will ever have the displeasure of sitting through. Maybe that's a good place to start... SEX AND THE CITY 2 spends roughly half of its 145-minute running time openly mocking Arab traditions, no matter how dated and out of step with the world at large they may be. Is there a place in the world for films that question and defy the terrible ways that women are treated in some regions of the Middle East? Without question. Is that place writer-director Michael Patrick King's script and movie? For the sake of argument, let's say "Why not?" Here's why not. Because the portrait that SEX AND THE CITY 2 (I'm talking about this movie specifically, and not the series or first film) paints of Western women makes them appear to be the most appalling, whiny, vapid, materialistic creatures on the face of the earth. If you're going to criticize something, at least offer up a viable alternative that isn't worse. I'll get off my soapbox, but dammit this movie goes into some truly culturally offensive places. That aside, the movie presents us with a series of problems our four heroines must overcome. Let's list them. Golden Girl Samantha (Kim Cattrall) is trying to take as many natural supplements and hormones as she can to fool her body into feeling younger. Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) quits her law firm job because her boss is a chauvinist pig. Charlotte (Kristen Davis) is afraid her husband might have an interest in the hot nanny (Alice Eve). And Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is afraid she and her jockey, I mean husband (Chris Noth), might be becoming a boring old couple that never leaves their multi-million-dollar apartment that she spent two years decorating. Here are some other random issues that crop up during the film: hot flashes (guess who), a baby who won't stop crying unless the nanny is around, women who enjoy time away from their kids, kissing an old boyfriend, getting kicked out of a $22,000-per-night hotel suite in Abu Dhabi, and the list continues. You know what I call those problems? The kind only rich people have--or, in the case of SEX AND THE CITY 2, rich white people. These are not real problems; these are problems that idiots who don't have real problems make up to seem like they know struggle and hardship. Am I supposed to feel even a tiny bit sorry or get any sense of drama from a story featuring four successful, rich people that are whisked away on a private jet to a Middle Eastern all-expenses-paid paradise for a week? Boo fucking hoo. I almost lost my shit very early in this movie. The worst offender in the pity party parade is Carrie herself. For example, when Mr. Big buys her a thoughtful anniversary gift, she makes a face and says something about how jewelry would have been a better gift. And then again, when Big takes a cue from Carrie after she spends two days away from him in her old apartment to write and suggests that they spend two days apart every week to do their own thing (him: watch TV and relax; her: hang with girls, write, shop), she loses it a little bit and then takes a weeklong trip with the girls. Way to passive-aggressively over compensate, Bradshaw. Then on the trip, she just happens to run into old flame Aidan (John Corbett), and they make out a little, after which she feels terribly guilty. I was ready to throttle her. Okay, so let's consider SEX AND THE CITY 2 as pure entertainment. I might have laughed twice, and I'm pretty sure that was more at the grandiose awfulness of it all more than anything else. The gay wedding that opens the film is pretty amusing, especially Liza Minnelli's trainwreck of an appearance. Any potential acting in this film comes in the form of a brief cameo by Penelope Cruz, who is abruptly taken out of the film as suddenly as she appeared. By my count, there is one scene that I responded to--a throwaway moment between Charlotte and Miranda at the bar in their hotel room confessing how guilty they don't feel about being away from their kids. It's a rare moment in this film--the characters slow down, think complete thoughts, and voice it coherently. The laughs in that scene are earned, and not simply treated as a punchline. Carrie and Samantha are walking cliches at this point. And I'm sorry, but Kim Cattrall's sexy speak has gone from funny/seductive to creepy. When Samantha overtly comes on to a guy in the movie, and he pretends to respond favorably, you can almost see him choke back the vomit. I know this is supposed to be a movie about fashion and decadence and girl power, all of which I can appreciate when it's done with a fiber of dignity or a point. SEX AND THE CITY 2 has neither. And I realize I'm not the demographic for this movie, but that doesn't mean I can't measure its value. There's a scene in which a scantily clad Samantha finds herself picking up the spilled contents of her purse (including loads of condoms) in the middle of a Middle Eastern marketplace. Is it wrong that for the brief moment I thought that the men screaming at and surrounding her might start picking up rocks? Of course it is. It's culturally insensitive of me to even have such thoughts about Middle Easterners or women. This movie doesn't get that. This is an awful, awful, awful movie.
-- Capone capone@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • May 28, 2010, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Rich White Bitches 2

    by JuanSanchez

    I wonder if the guy who called the four corpses "gorgeous" in Massa's review talkback will try it again.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST

    I guess no one wanted to see Prince of Persia.

    by RPLocke

  • May 28, 2010, 1:26 a.m. CST

    WTF is with that first sentence?

    by cha_im

  • May 28, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST

    I just feel like I should comment on this...

    by Jaka

    ...since I said something as meaningless and vapid on each of AICN's previous SATC 2 reviews. I didn't even read this one. Why bother? I'm never going to see it, anyway.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST

    First sentence is awkward, but I believe it's correct.

    by JuanSanchez

  • May 28, 2010, 1:32 a.m. CST

    I'll never watch any SATC, but the fact that this movie exists .

    by JuanSanchez

    just makes me mad for some reason.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Flog that horse's corpse, AICN

    by Skraggo

    So, I'm not quite clear on this yet. What's the official AICN position on this movie? Yea or Nay? Seriously, I can't wait til "Marmaduke" comes out so that 3 or 4 of the AICN staff can spend thousands of words telling us why we shouldn't waste our time and money on it. Because... you know... most of us here are in real danger of lining up for SATC and "Marmaduke" and every other shitty rom-com and Chimpmunks sequel in the pipeline. Come on guys. It's kind of a foregone conclusion that these things are going to be awful, right?

  • May 28, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    The real question is...

    by Damnyou

    Will SATC2 give the Motherfucking Squeekual a run for its money at the razzies this year?

  • May 28, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Marmaduke is the Citizen Kane of talking dog movies...

    by JuanSanchez

    starring Owen Wilson.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    But the Squeakquel came out in 2009...

    by shaneo632

  • May 28, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    I see no problem in mocking ragheads & camel jockeys

    by Rocco Curioso

    These people are *not* our friends, Capone.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    MARMADUKE!

    by RPLocke

  • May 28, 2010, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Wow, Cap

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

  • May 28, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    "Sex in her Shitty" starring Sarah Jessica Porker

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

    is the porno version.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

    And that's why they see no problem...

    by Jaka

    ...with blowing our shit up. lol <P>I had to watch the Squeakquel with my nephew the night of his birthday part and DAMN IT!!!! that movie is fucked up. I was seriously forced to bight my tongue through the entire movie. All I wanted to do was talk shit, but that's not fair to my six year old nephew who loves those damn movies. I kept thinking, "who in the hell would greenlight and fund a piece of shit like this?" Followed by, "OMG THIS THING MADE A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY!" Which just pissed me off more. Shit... I think I'm still pissed off about it.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Post Menopausal Hags Humping Twenty Something Boy Toys RULES

    by bk-whopper

    This movie is a winner. Bet the audience is 97% chicks in their 40's and 3% gay men

  • May 28, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    they don't hate us for our freedoms...

    by docmem

    ...they hate us for this.

  • May 28, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    I actually wrote "bight"

    by Jaka

    Holy jesus in a laundry basket in a corn field in Iowa my spelling has reached new levels of retarded. I do need to go to bed.

  • May 28, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Jaka...

    by Skraggo

    Hilarious. And to think... I was feeling bad about my tragic "chimpmunks" typo.

  • May 28, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Why keep reviewing this movie?

    by Ditko

    It´s obvious AICN´s readers are not its target public, so what gives? I liked the first one, it was a nice rental and I´ll probably like this one too. It´s a chick flick, I know. Bite me!

  • May 28, 2010, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Yet another films are ignored here.

    by james4543

  • May 28, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Let me throw a couple thoughts YOUR way Capone!

    by JediTray

    Learn how to fucking type! Learn how to create, spell, and put down a complete sentence!

  • May 28, 2010, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Well what do you expect Cap, this movie wasn't made for you

    by Cash907

    I don't expect my girlfriend to enjoy The Expendables even a tenth as much as will anyway, so no worries. Why did you even waste your time reviewing it?

  • May 28, 2010, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Random reviews like this...

    by Jimbonx

    always provide some laughs. ty.

  • May 28, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    They all look like female impersonators, anyway!

    by JonChambers

  • May 28, 2010, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Coming Soon! Sex In The City 3: Carrie Bradshaw's Clit

    by JonChambers

  • May 28, 2010, 3:11 a.m. CST

    So....Why review it?

    by SUPERJIM

    <p>I don't understand why anyone from AICN has even seen this let alone review it. Did you all get a free screening along with some special treatment and feel obliged to put something up?</p><p>It is clearly not what this site is about. Very few people who read this site ate going to voluntarily see this. Women will make them go and a bad review from AICN is not going to change that fact. Miss those screenings no matter how much free popcorn and Sex and the City merchandise they give you.</p>

  • May 28, 2010, 3:17 a.m. CST

    What a bunch of twats...

    by Obnoxious_Username

    Capone praises Romero's trash (Diary and Survival of the Dead) and then hates on this because it's safe to do so. Fucking pussy. I'm sure this film is awful, but I wish the "reviewers' here would grow a pair of fucking balls and stop giving out good reviews as industry favors. The only good thing about this site are my fellow talkbackers.

  • May 28, 2010, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Oh, Boo Hoo...

    by Rebeck2

    The poor Arabs. Shut the fuck up! Hate the film, go ahead, but this sudden concern for hurting the feelings of an oppressive, mysogynistic culture of hypocrisy is beyond ridiculous. The only thing to top that will be the TB-ers who are similarly outraged by this gross insensitivity and then go on to call the women/actresses "filthy disgusting whores who should be killed". Oh, the uncut irony of it all.

  • "this might be one of the most racist, anti-Arab films"<br /><br />And then it will make a metric fuck ton of dollars in the southern states.<br /><br />You know this to be true.

  • May 28, 2010, 3:25 a.m. CST

    And Yeah...

    by Rebeck2

    If you want men to stone a woman to death for having condoms...yeah, you have fucking problem, Capone.

  • May 28, 2010, 3:29 a.m. CST

    AICN: S&TC reviews = 4...KICK ASS = 1

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

  • May 28, 2010, 3:29 a.m. CST

    No really..what a fucking joke

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

  • May 28, 2010, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Obnoxious_Username

    by Steve T

    Um, When Diary came it out was mostly criticised here. And in fact Capone's Survival review isn't favourable of Diary when it mentions it. The industry hardly favours Romero, his film will get a fairly small release and will not do amazing money. Can't believe how much flack a film review website is taking for reviewing a film. God forbid they try and broaden their audience and not just cater for a small bunch of geeky fanboys (of which I am one) who are, from the evidence of the talkbacks, a load of whiny self obsessed twats who read articles they have no interest in just to bitch about their existence. God I'd love to get more involved in talkbacks on here but every time I read them I realise why AICN talkbackers have the reputation (probably unfair on the majority) of being a shower of cunts!

  • May 28, 2010, 4:02 a.m. CST

    Oh, Steve T...so naive

    by Obnoxious_Username

    If you honestly think that all these S&TC reviews are here to "broaden their audience", then I have a bridge to sell you. The staff knows that us geeks love to shit all over these types of films and that's why we've gotten 4 negative reviews so far. It must be nice living in a bubble. Anyway, you may have the last word if you so wish.

  • May 28, 2010, 5 a.m. CST

    Good, maybe now it'll go away

    by SithMenace

  • May 28, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST

    This movie will make a ton of money in New York City and San Fra

    by FlandersBum

    ...since it's a film about elitist, useless, shallow, ugly, stupid people. Make fun of middle America all you want, at least they aren't the ones flocking to this crap.

  • May 28, 2010, 5:29 a.m. CST

    With all due respect, Capone..

    by RobFromBackEast

    Why is this movie being reviewed on this site? It's obviously not the demo its aimed at, and very few of your readers would even contemplate seeing it. I'm far from a fan of SATC, but it just seems like an excuse to rip on something when other films could do with the coverage.

  • May 28, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST

    racist anti arab?

    by gingerella

    One of the greatest pieces of television in the last ten years is a Sex in the City episode called I Heart New York. It was written before 9/11 and broadcast after, and was postumously dedicated to the city. The episode is incredibly poignant, moving and remarkable in how it foreshadows what was to come. If ANY franchise was entitled to comment of the Arab situation, it's Sex and the City. You should brush up on your history before you post reviews, Capone.

  • May 28, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST

    I wish SJP would wear a fucking burka

    by quantize

    bleurgh...that ironing board face.

  • May 28, 2010, 7 a.m. CST

    I'm of the opinion

    by gingerella

    that us talkbackers should all chip in and buy all the AICN reviewers a gaggle of hookers. I'm convinced that once they've lost their cherries they'll see the merit in this franchise.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:03 a.m. CST

    It just dawned on me ...

    by madCanada

    ... If you cut Jar Jar Binks' ears off, you'd have Sarah Jessica Parker.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    The reason S&TC is being reviewed so oftern on AICN

    by ricarleite2

    So we can have four pieces of evidence to show our wife/girlfriends when making our point why we should not see this movie now, but we should be at Inception's on opening day.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    ricarleite2

    by RobFromBackEast

    Girlfriends? C'mooooooooon

  • May 28, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Crow T. Robot had a thing for Kim Cattrall...

    by chibnut

    I wonder if they will riff this movie on "Rifftrax". Also @ Rebeck2 I agree 100%.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    "Critic slams Sex and the City 2 as anti-Muslim"

    by Dead_Kate_Moss

    Google 'sex and the city racist' and see how much controversy this movie is rightfully receiving. I know female fans that have seen it and hate it because it is racist. This shitstorm over a shit movie will stain the careers of all involved, and is possibly the best way (for all of us that hate the misandrist, shallow show) for it to end. Haha.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST

    I also had a thing for Kim Cattrall.

    by V'Shael

    We were all young once. Including (believe it or not) her.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:28 a.m. CST

    @EddieMurphysLaugh - Kick Ass only got 1 review

    by V'Shael

    because it was a massive disappointment. I think the crew here at AICN don't like to bad mouth a movie when they've been praising it and hyping it without seeing it.<br /><br />On the other hand, a movie like S&TC allows them to act like critics. It's just cowardly that they do it against a movie that<br />a) Most of their audience hates anyway<br />b) Is already universally loathed<br />c) Didn't pay them anything or give them any presents<br /><br />You'll never ever see 4 such vitriolic reviews for a movie where Harry has been in a related animation, there have been set reports and set visits, and one on one interviews with the actors and director, etc...<br /><br />If you can't say anything nice about them (and they've paid their bills) then say nothing at all.<br /><br />If you can't say anything nice about them (and they haven't paid their bills) then slate the fuck out of them.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Vain Sluts 2: The Arab Affair

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Literally. Fucking Cunts. I've seen enough from the commercial (and that's as much of this turd I want to see) to know you can put a pig in a dress and it's still a pig. Whore number one runs into her old boyfriend halfway around the world and think it mean something. Slut, this IS why a lof of people hate America. You portray us as having no values. You made a marriage commitment, and two years later you're already thinking of getting out? Whore number two wanted kids, had them, and can't even raise them herself, and needs a nanny. That IS why most of the world thinks Americans are lazy. Give me Caroline Ingalls or Olivia Walton over these bitches any day. They were pretty, they could cook, and they put out as well. Dumbass if your boss is chauvinist don't quit. Go to HR and if that doesn't work sue their ass.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    You guys don't get it.

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    It's all about the CHARACTERS.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Ebert gave it one star

    by BizarroJerry

    And while some think the guy's lost it or is old or something, his hatred of the movie makes for a fun movie review.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST

    We get it. It is about the characters

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    And the characters are rich shallow bitches who think they are entitled to everything.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Ebert's review was hilarious.

    by chibnut

    Definitely the funniest I've seen on this movie.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Ebert is old, and the something is

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    he's lost part of his face, can't talk, and can't eat. To go through all that, and still do your job on a daily basis makes for a professional as far as I'm concerned whether or not I agree with his reviews.

  • May 28, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Bad reviews are good for the world

    by BizarroJerry

    I don't know why, but I feel like bad movies like the kind that will make lots of money and have a following sort of deserve to be reviewed, and torn to pieces. This Sex and the City "women power" stuff is ridiculous because these character are all self-obsessed rich people with no problems but who's banging them.<p>By the way, let's put aside any real or imagined racism. From just the ads I've seen, isn't this big flamboyant gay wedding featured in the movie offensive to gay people? I mean, they have Liza Minnelli show up and sing? I'm sure the non-flashy gay folks love that. Isn't that like a movie showing us a black wedding with a buffet table piled high with watermelons? What is with the hollywood liberal idea that we can embrace the gay community and still enforce all stereotypes about them?

  • May 28, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Alternate Ending......

    by DangerDave

    They get kidnapped by terrorist and they are beheaded for being pretenous, vain, nasty, pig, sluts. <P> Armed US response leads to global shift in the view of slutty attention whores worldwide and fashion industry as we know it colaspes under the strain. <P> 40 year old women acting like 20 year old men, is not cute, sexy or witty, it;s just sad. <P> And considering that this franchies drove one of the stars to being a lesbian....well, that about sums up the cutural impact of SATC

  • May 28, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Just read the Ebert review

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    God bless you Roger.

  • May 28, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    how the fuck

    by Switzerland

    is this movie even reviewed on a site called "Aint it cool news"????

  • May 28, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Holy shit

    by Switzerland

    I might have to see this movie BECAUSE it is anti-muslim.

  • May 28, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Sex and the City 3: Raped City

    by Davidhessstation

    All the bimbo's in NYC get raped and it's up to horseface Parker and her gals to go out, buy some expensive clothes and merchandise and attack the world with their coolness and show those rapists they are not victims.

  • May 28, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    stop worrying if something is culturally sensitive

    by HaterofCrap

    that's pussy talk, and seeing sex in the city is enough pussy talk. no need to add more layers.

  • May 28, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Oh great! Another movie telling american women to leave there ma

    by Professor_Bedlam

    Sex in the city is and has always been a show that tells todays woman that you should never be good to your man and that you should always look for the man that has more money! No matter how the try to hide it! Read between the lines! I had to watch this show with my X and I know thank God she is my X!

  • May 28, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    BizarroJerry

    by gingerella

    By all means hate a movie, but to hate a movie because it's offensive to.....Non flashy gay people makes you look like a retarded cunt.

  • May 28, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    And Roger Ebert

    by gingerella

    can take his scary half face and go fuck himself. He's not been relevant since he reviewed Breakdance 2 Electric Boogaloo

  • May 28, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    They deserve it

    by doubleh55

    Dude, they have a backwards culture and like half of them want to blow us up America. Who cares if SATC says what we're all thinking. Plus, Abu Dhabi is all about courting the rich, white people from the US so they only have themselves to blame.

  • May 28, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Also, you're mostly ugly

    by doubleh55

    Guys, seriously, most of you nerds are ugly as fuck so maybe your need to dress down the looks of the girls is your attempt to not feel so bad about being so ugly.

  • May 28, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    So...

    by BizarroJerry

    Maybe I didn't say it the right way there, gingerella, but I guess I was mostly pointing out that hollywood seems to accept gay people by stereotyping them and laughing at them. Seems strange to me.

  • May 28, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Also, Prince of Persia is racist too

    by doubleh55

    Another genre film where the lead is played by a white guy from California instead of an actual person that Persian descent.

  • May 28, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Capone = politically correct reviewer

    by Sidhew0w

    I won't see this movie, cuz i never was a fan of the show. But good lord. Let's see, Capone hates 1) rich WHITE women, 2) poking fun of an area of the world which subjugates women on an hourly basis. I don't care how insensative this movie is to the middle east, it pales in comparison to what these folks do to women, gays, jews in real life. It don't matter if the western women are shown as "appalling, whiny, vapid, materialistic creatures." That is still better than how women are treated in the Middle East! Next time, just take your politically correct bias out of your review. If it's not funny, just say so. I just don't care about your politically correct, multicultural ideals. Just review the damn film without your political bias.

  • May 28, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    If they made a movie about four fortysomething GUYS...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...who were rich, vapid, shallow, materialistic, and tried to fuck anything in a skirt under the age of 25, women would be appalled by it...so why isn't it equally fair for guys to shit on chick flicks like this? I also hate movies that try to drum up sympathy for characters who can fly off to fucking Abu Dhabi or whatever on a whim. I'm lucky if I make a thousand dollars in a MONTH, so seeing a bunch of wrinkly hags wearing outfits that cost more than I make in a YEAR, I have every right to be infuriated.

  • May 28, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    for the love of god...

    by spidercoz

    JUST FUCKING STOP <p> Capone, Beaks, and, sorry Wyrm, you too, you are all officially gay. Really, this is fucking ridiculous.

  • May 28, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    14% on rotten tomatoes

    by BumLove

    There's hope for humanity.

  • May 28, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    The Expendables is the answer to SATC

    by JackSlater4

  • May 28, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Capone...please stop pretending you're not a white guy.

    by cookylamoo

    And probably rich, too. So, do you have problems? I thought so.

  • May 28, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Sand in Vaginas.

    by MaliceHighload

    (This is a pop culture phenom I've avoided completely.)

  • May 28, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Yes, Ebert's review is pretty good

    by BumLove

    http://tinyurl.com/3an5nv9

  • May 28, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Political correctness and anti-Muslim sentiments.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    I can't stand the overly PC culture we find ourselves in but I do find the people in this talkback berating Capone for his annoyance at the portrayal of the film offending Middle Eastern culture fucking sickening. Yes there are elements of Muslim and Arabian society that are oppressive. There's also a large portion of those societies that are embracing more liberal attitudes, particularly among the younger population. Acting like the Middle East is a backwater with people stoning women left right and centre is fucking moronic, but then as the majority of you insulting those cultures has never in your lives experienced them, the good and the bad, moronic ill-informed statements are to be expected I guess.

  • May 28, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Ya know...

    by hike499

    Then don't see the film. I have to read about all these films on this site that look terrible - yet this one film (that I have seen, so I can comment on it, unlike many people here) and ya know, it was actually kind of funny. All of these racism accusations are a little ridiculous and yes, while it is escapist in that all of the women have quite a bit of money - the trip to Abu Dhabi makes sense within the narrative. The girls are not footing the bills themselves. Just ease up on this one guys. You are so macho and cool for hating this movie. Bravo.

  • May 28, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    oh you just wait

    by JamesT

    For the reviews of The Vagina Monologues The Motion Picture.

  • May 28, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Is it me, or...

    by Shawn F.

    Do these four resemble Katherine Helmond's character from "Brazil" when she had that Saran Wrap pulled back on her face at the plastic surgeon's office?

  • May 28, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Sex and the City 3:...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...VAcation in Somalia. The 3 whore and their mother get captured by pirates, gang-raped, sold into slavery, starve to death, then get dismembered by a random mob. Ah, Karma!

  • May 28, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    "Because the portrait that SEX AND THE CITY 2 paints of.........

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    .......Western women makes them appear to be the most appalling, whiny, vapid, materialistic creatures on the face of the earth." Aren't they? Wait, are you trying to suggest that they aren't? <p> 5 words for you. $75 Million Opening weekend! <p> That's how much this abomination is estimated to make at the Box office this weekend. I highly and seriously doubt all the Western women flocking to see this movie on Memorial day weekend are going there to memorialize the piety and purity of the Western feminine persona psyche. Seriously doubt it.

  • May 28, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Sex and the City 3

    by BumLove

    The main whore gets AIDS, and they get the brilliant idea of traveling to Oslo, Norway (home of the Nobel Prize) to seek out someone who can cure her. The other 3 offer sexual favors to scientists in the hope that it will hasten their pursuit of an AIDS cure, and in the process, they get AIDS, too. During their journey, the main whore gets very pale, cachectic, and has horrible diarrhea, and eventually dies. Carrie runs through the streets crying and horribly distraught, and is eventually kicked to death by a horse.

  • May 28, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    A good starting point

    by harper54

    (not addressed in the article) is why in gods green fucking earth you were watching this film in the first place. Cuz even an equally poorly written story how you ended up at SATC2 would sorta justify you having written the article at all. You know, you were there to see an advanced screening of Blade Runner 2: Revenge of the Skinjobs and all the projectors broke and you were forced to see this movie or something like that. <p>See, unlike a 4AM email written to an ex-girlfriend, your article lacks any relevance to the reader, but like that email, both should be erased immediately after being written.

  • May 28, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Nasty In The Pasty

    by skimn

    Re:"If they made a movie about four fortysomething GUYS"...except for the age isn't that Entourage?

  • May 28, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    This is like Saw for women

    by skimn

    A vile, unappealing, distorted view of humanity...with a built in audience.

  • May 28, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    skimn

    by Evil Sean

    "A vile, unappealing, distorted view of humanity...with a built in audience." LOL!!! And you're right, Entourage is the male SATC. The only difference is, men who watch it actually understand that it's a fucking fantasy and their lives will never be like that.

  • May 28, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    BumLove nailed it.

    by fredwordsmith

    Sex and the City 3: The Quest for Douche.

  • May 28, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Again, Ebert's right

    by Foucault

    xoxo

  • May 28, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    gingerella, you're a unholy sack of crap

    by Foucault

    burn in hell

  • May 28, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    It was good!

    by NYC

  • May 28, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    It was good!

    by NYC

  • May 28, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Hint of Smegma against PC before being for it

    by Sidhew0w

    Hint_of_Smegma, why do you assume that those critical of Capone's political correctness have no experience with the Middle East? I guess is is wrong for us not to tolerate forced early marriages, female genital mutilations, honor killings, a culture that controls what women can wear in public and whom she can be seen in public with...yes, how backward and terribly racist of us.

  • May 28, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    READ LINDY WEST in The Stranger

    by Sepulchrave

    'If this is what modern womanhood means, then just fucking veil me and sew up all my holes. Good night.' I wish Americans would stop exporting their misogyny and pretending that it's feminsm. this ugly shit doesn't HELP enslaved and degraded women, it ENFORCES it.

  • May 28, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Yeah adn ENTOURAGE is a show made by cocks

    by Sepulchrave

    starring cocks playing cocks and made for cocks. It's a show for total assholes.

  • May 28, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Evil Sean..and thats the major difference

    by skimn

    Being a handsome movie star, making money hand over fist, tripping over girls as they fall to your feet..of course its a fantasy. But I'm sure there are female audience members that think if they drink the right drink, dress the right way, behave in a certain manner, they too can be like their SATC heroines. Remember the "I'm A Carrie" T-shirts? Yuchhh.

  • May 28, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    What I've learned from S&TC2 talkbacks

    by schadenfreudian

    It's not something I'll be seeing, as it is not a movie FOR me. (see also Twilight) <br> Also, some of the dudes who visit this site are REALLY angry at their exes (or chicks who rejected them). <br> But these particular talkbacks are certainly entertaining.

  • May 28, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by Harold-Sherbort

    People making fun of someone because they lost their jaw due to cancer. The fuck is wrong with you people? I can see hating him for his opinions and political leanings, but making fun of him because he's missing half of his face due to CANCER? Fuck off.

  • May 28, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Here's the Lindy West review

    by schadenfreudian

    http://tinyurl.com/39dgato

  • May 28, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    What does Neill Cumpston's Mum think??

    by skimn

    ??

  • May 28, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Sex and the City: The Skankquel

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    Cumming soon - oh the horror

  • May 28, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Dirk_The_Amoeba

    by Skraggo

    Fuck, man.... I just spit my drink out.

  • May 28, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I secretly hope this movie does really well.

    by JackSlater4

    I have unrealistic expectations for a Sopranos movie that will never happen.

  • May 28, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Sidhew.....

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    I don't like the way PC attitudes have overtaken good sense, but there's common sense involved here. It's one thing to spout politically correct 'views' because it's the 'done' thing to do, it's something else to say when something is genuinely wrong. Anti-Muslim and anti-Arab or Middle Eastern Culture sentiments as spouted here so far I paint as moronic and ill-informed because that's exactly how they come across. I'm not against people speaking out over the oppressive elements - -ELEMENTS - of those cultures but let's be honest, that's not what was happening here and those elements are not things that are across the board and experienced by everyone there. Those posting against those cultures were painting in broad strokes and being rascist purely for the sake of it. Wow, the Middle East has oppressive elements? No shit. So does virtually every other culture on the planet and I resent having those cultures lambasted as terrorists or as backward when they also have some of the deepest, most intricate cultures on the planet and have been since long before the western world even started progressing. Why do I assume these people have no experience? Because if they did, they'd know the Middle East is a varied place, like everywhere else. Calling people from the Middle East such vile terms makes as much sense as calling all Americans fat, obnoxious, uncultured, xenophobic, idiotic and uneducated aggressive bastards. Some of them are. Some not. Same as everywhere else in the world. My wife is Muslim. Her family is Muslim. They never required me to convert even though technically that's what their religion requires, and they didn't because they, like most people we know there, are progressive in their views and can balance their religion with the outside world. So you can see I have a vested interest in commenting on the cowards who talk in such sickening, repulsive - and ill-informed - ways. Also, as to your very last comments about those elements of middle Eastern culture you find distasteful - yeah, fully agree, those things all suck. But that isn't what Capone was supporting by lambasting this film. This film doesn't make a point against those things, it insults their culture for the sake of it. That's very different from commenting on things that need to be looked at, and it most certainly IS rascist. You're using certain elements that are admittedly unnacceptable by reasonable measure to insult an entire group of people. By any defination, it's rascism. And by the way, no-one's forcing you to 'tolerate' any behaviour but somehow I doubt you're out there campaigning for womens rights in the middle east, so give me a break. Spouting anti-Arabic comments based on certain actions not even tolerated by a large portion of Arabic societies simply makes you look like a rascist chump.

  • May 28, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    The Basic Problem with SATC

    by Dr. Chim Richalds

    Is, as Capone said, that it tackles "problems" that no normal person has. It'll be interesting to see how this one does in the midst of a global recession, since the four characters are so excessively materialistic. I think the first one came out just before the global meltdown, but now I wonder if a movie like this just comes off as being in poor taste. Having not seen it (nor planning to), I can't comment on the movie's apparent social commentary, but my assumption is that whatever they're up to in this movie would be offensive not only in Abu Dhabi but in Wichita, Kansas, so I don't see how the movie could make much of a social statement either way.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Hope this movie bombs

    by donkingkong

    Isn't the age materialistic Paris Hilton extravaganzas dead yet? This is reason the middle east hates us, and rightfully so.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Skraggo

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    I'm just reporting on what I see that can't be unseeen! - Oh the horror! Sorry about your drink.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    I know they're old but I still have to ask.

    by cookylamoo

    Who gets naked in this one?

  • May 28, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Rename it: The Horse, the Ho and their two friends

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    Same difference

  • May 28, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Is this a fucking joke?

    by leisuredrummer

    Have I seen fucking FOUR reviews for this piece of shit on this site? Really?!?! A geek movie news site that I assume is frequented by mostly guys? Holy shit, I think this movie has gotten more play here than both Transfomers movies combined.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    SITC 3: Big strangled Carries to death

    by smudgewhat

    with her own fucking ego.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Why didn't they use the Xmen 3 cgi trick...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...on Kim Catrall to have her look just like she did in Porky's? Then all that sultry, sexy stuff would work without me having horrible flashbacks of the pretentiously pseudo-sexy granny on "Who's the Boss" (tho she was great on 'SOAP' back in the day).<p>They had SatC1 on the other day and when she's laying naked with the sushi all over her body I was like, "eww..old lady skin and sushi...blech..fuckin hell dude"<p>Is this the female version of "The Hangover" or something similar? Is it truly the same to have expensive movie prop replicas as it is to have a closet full of $1000 designer shoes?<p>These people have no inner lives to speak of...it's all on the surface.<p>There is nothing so unattractive as a woman whom defines herself solely from the opinions of others.

  • May 28, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    leisuredrummer

    by Skraggo

    My point exactly. This has been happening a lot here lately. Multiple reviews of movies none of us were ever going to waste time and money seeing anyway. (Unless "dragged" there by our -- in some cases, imaginary -- girlfriends and wives.) I would like to submit a motion to Headgeek to assign ONE staffer to cover all rom-coms, chipmunk sequels, and any CGI live action movies that are based on comic strips or 1980's Saturday morning kids cartoons. ("Smurfs" movie, I'm looking at you.) Basically, a review column consisting of a barrel full of fish that Capone or Massa or somebody can fire a shotgun into. Make 'em draw straws for it each week or whatever. That way, when we film geeks are trying to decide whether or not we'll enjoy seeing "The Backup Plan" or "When In Rome" or "Monchichi: The Movie" we'll have a convenient one-click answer.

  • May 28, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    RIP Gary Coleman

    by BumLove

  • May 28, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Hint_of_Smegma, AMEN!

    by ebonic_plague

    Thanks for those last couple posts, as it's incredibly heartening to see that some people in TB can still differentiate between reasonable criticism of unsavory elements of a culture, and blatantly gleeful racism and xenophobia masquerading as anti-PC candor. There is not enough of the former, and WAY too much of the latter, on AICN these days.

  • May 28, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Mocking Arab Traditions?

    by Toonol

    I don't see any problem with mocking silly crap from other cultures, just as there's no problem with mocking silly crap from our own cultures.<p> This movie surely sucks, but not for that reason alone.

  • May 28, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Last thoughts to Smegma

    by Sidhew0w

    Criticism of a culture doesn't make one a racist. And because one marries a person from that culture doesn't make you an expert either (but I certainly wish you a happy marriage). But something tells me you live in the West. Cultural relativism is one of the biggest flaws out there. Any society can have aspects that we admire. But if that society is brutal, it is not racist or xenophobic to condemn that society for its actions. Let's take your argument to the extreme...1930's Germany actively pursued vegetarianism, universal health care, anti-pollution, pro-animal rights, banned smoking, pro-choice. Hell they even gave us the beetle. I don't think its racist to say they were evil. Before you get your knickers in a knot, I'm not comparing muslims to nazis. I just took your argument to the extreme conclusion (oh, by the way, I do give to organizations that help women around the world - again, not always good to make assumptions). And in regard to the review, my point was that Capone injected his own political bias into his review ("rich white women" was a dead give away). Many of the reviewers here do that on occasion and it is annoying. I don't care that a flick doesn't fit with their ideology. I just want reviews without the PC interjections. Most of the time it doesn't happen. But when it does, it is just annoying. Oh and amen to Toonol...if a culture takes itself too seriously to mock, it deserves mocking all the more.

  • May 28, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Hint Of Smegma

    by Rebeck2

    You spend half of your post admitting that the culture of oppression and mysogyny and religous intolerance is fucked up, and the other half slating any Westerner who dare say as much. Oh, minus insulting Americans and then claiming to not believe that. Shut the fuck up you fucking hypocrite. Everyone on this planet generalizes about everyone else. Like Brits are all drunks with bad teeth. I would rather live in the flawed Western civilization of 2010 then in the backward Arab world of 1655. So your wife is muslim and her family is moderate, good for you, I'm happy for you. Doesn't change the overall problems in the Middle East - or are we imagining that? Where do you live? I'm thinking London, somewhere like that. Why don't you live in the Middle East if it's so wonderful and misunderstood. If ultra-PC people like you would get half as excitable about condemning muslim extremism as you do about "Sex And The City 2", then maybe I could take what you say seriously. And I'm a proud fucking Liberal, but this PC shit is so fucking lame. A culture that doesn't allow women to drive, vote, go to school without permission, forces her to cover herself up - and this is the light side of things - I'm sorry, I'm not playing your game of "sensitivity", that culture is FUCKED UP. Welcome to reality.

  • May 28, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    This is like...

    by dcervera

    The best description I've heard of this movie: "This is like Transformers 2 for women"

  • May 28, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by GlitterCyanide

    Never thought anyone would be this stupidly biased. But you guys take the cake.

  • May 28, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Rebeck. Ultra PC is the last thing I am.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    However when it comes to dickheads like you talking out of your ass about a culture you have no fucking clue about, a culture my wife is from, and a culture from which all of my experiences have been exactly the fucking opposite of the prattish shit idiots like you spew forth, forgive me if I get offended. And don't even think about bringing up Muslim extremism, fucknut. What about Irish extremism, it's killed a damn site more people in my homeland including friends of mine btw, than any Muslim extremism ever did. No? How about American right wing extremists blowing up buildings. No? What about Americans funding the Irish extremist who killed my friends? What about ETA, what about approximately 1000 other forms of 'extremism' in the world? There's a reason it's called extremism, moron. As in, not the norm. And bearing in mind for any acts of Muslim extremism killing people, American patriotism has killed many, many, many times that number you don't have a leg to stand on. So take your concern for the 'backwards' culture - hilarious considering the respective education rates for men and women in most Arabian countries compared to the US, and considering your own moronic statements - and put it where it's appropriate. Up your own ass. If you want to be a rascist fine, but own up to the fact and admit it. You want to slag off a culture for things you've heard about it that are NOT fully representative, and you want to feel superior hence the generalising against an entire culture. Heck, I've done it. I have a thing against the Irish but in my defence I at least EXPERIENCED nothing but violence and hatred from them, not to mention actually losing mates. I don't hate every Irish person for it but I gotta admit, I'm a bigot where they're concerned BECAUSE of it. At least I recognise that and can own up to it, try it yourself - thing is I'm willing to bet your experience of middle eastern cultures is rather low, like your forehead. Welcome to reality, indeed.

  • May 28, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    SATC 2 KICKS FUCKING ASS!

    by AzulTool

    I love the scene where they sew all of those bitches mouths to each others asses. Worth every fucking penny!

  • May 28, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    I am proud to say I've never seen one episode of this show

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ....this movie gets a big "who gives a fuck" from me. Let the ladies and gay guys who dig this crap have their fun. The rest of us have our own crap to enjoy. And at least our crap has lightsabers and killer robots.

  • May 28, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    It's You

    by Rebeck2

    Who is entirely without a clue. First of all, pile some more name-calling in there it really adds weight and depth to your opinion. You are so clearly more sophisticated than "fucknuts" like me. There is a difference between condemning a culture and being a racist. (Also, learn how to spell "racist" if you're going to call someone that) I have not a thing against any person of Arab descent or who is a practicing Muslim. I'm sure there are wonderful people over there. But the oppressive culture, the mysogyny, the theocracies, the dictatorships, the religious fanaticism, and yes, the ignorance in many cases, is god fucking awful. I didn't hate any Russians during the Cold War, I just saw their government for what it was. You obviously have a lot of hate for America, which you're perfectly welcome to - our "patriotism" has saved your ass at least once - although your ignorance of us is glaringly clear. Are you seriously trying to say there is more education per capita for the population of the Middle East than in America?? Are you on fucking crack?? Or are you just an idiot? And I'm Irish myself, the rant on the Troubles just makes my point for me - it was a bad "culture" that produced that seemingly endless shitfest. But now it's over. If I had spoken up against it back then, you would have called me racist. You know what? You haven't made one valid logical point. You're just spitting and drooling and bursting a blood vessel. Oh, you didn't mention where you live. It must be somewhere in the peaceful healthy all-inclusive Middle East. Right? Fucknut.

  • May 28, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Capone is offended too easily.

    by chrismata

    This review sounded whiny.

  • May 28, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Bet the audience is 97% chicks in their 40's and 3% gay men

    by nostairway

    And I bet you have those numbers backwards! Seriously though, it's good to see Dee Snider can still get work these days, even if he has to play a woman named Carrie.

  • May 28, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Tempest in a martini glass

    by hank quinlan

    I join the chorus who aren't sure why this site reviewed this film. As for movies that revolve around rich white people's problems, that's most movies. We all say how great (500) Days of Summer was or *shudder* Garden State. Why? Those films are from a guy's perspective and couldn't be more inconsquential in relation to the world. 500 Days, at least, I think is a great movie. But it's not about oil spills or Darfur. Most films aren't. They're escape. King even said he was thinking about how during the Depression, movies provided pure entertainment. That seems like the level to criticize the movie on.

  • May 28, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    52-year-old vagina

    by JuliusSeizure

    There's a hilarious review in Seattle's weekly "The Stranger": http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/burkas-and-birkins/Content?oid=4132715 quote: "...the SATC brain trust notices that it's not all swarthy man-slaves and flying carpets in Abu Dhabi! In fact, Abu Dhabi is crawling with Muslim women—and not one of them is dressed like a super-liberated diamond-encrusted fucking clown!!! Oppression! OPPRESSION!!!"

  • May 28, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Hint_of_Smegma got it right

    by SirBiatchReturns

    Rebeck2 and others, don't be stupid. Take the point that Smegma is making and move the fuck on. Because he is absolutely right. Anyone with a two-cent brain will know he's right.<p>And Rebeck2, no culture is above criticism, but it has to be respectful and INFORMED. Otherwise, you're just being a racist prick. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. don't disguise your xenophobia or ignorance as being 'anti-PC'.<p>I lived in the Middle East for almost 10 years. Are there aspects of their culture that I think are ridiculous and repressive? Absolutely. But really... is it my place to insult them about it? NO....<p>Unless when it directly affects me. KEY POINT HERE.<p>A woman wearing hijab in UAE DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR LIFE, moron. So why go out of your way to comment ignorantly on a culture you simply do not understand?<p>Now, if this woman comes to your city, becomes mayor, and forces EVERYONE to wear a hijab, I can understand you and others getting up in arms. Because that would not be right.<p>But for God's sake, stop meddling in other people's affairs when it doesn't concern you!<p>oh, and fuck this movie. I generally dislike stupid 'escapist' aka CRAP movies.

  • May 28, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    AICN is reviewing this because it is a big movie

    by fastcars

    I've never seen the TV show or the first film. I don't care. But obviously AICN is reviewing it because, even though it probably fucking sucks, it's one of the biggest movies opening this weekend. Therefore writing reviews = page views = paying the bills. It's not complicated. Oh, and also, the more reviews they write, the more certain talkbackers reveal themselves to be dumb, embarrassing, racists. So that's a plus. Geeks can be dumb, and racist. Who knew?

  • May 28, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    SirBiatch

    by Rebeck2

    That's the stupidest rationale I've ever heard. Don't ever form an opinion on something, let alone get upset, about something that doesn't affect you?? What the fuck? So when the civil rights movement happened, just stay out of it unless you're black...when apartheid was going on, shut up and just mind your own business. When the Nazis came for the Jews, just be quiet and don't comment on things you don't understand. I'm sorry, that is idiotic. We all have brains and a conscience and we can decide what we think is right and wrong, whether it directly affects our life or not. And you don't have to live there to know it's wrong. And it's not racist to call wrong out when you see it. Period fucking period. If a religion had eating babies as part of it's tradition, should I "respect" that tradition, because in my ignorance I just don't understand the good reasoning behind it? Fuck that. Anyway, I'm done with this shit...I'll move on and you do the same.

  • May 28, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    fastcars

    by Rebeck2

    I'd be a lot more concerned about mysogyny on this board than racism, buddy. Here's a fun game: look at all the reviews for SATC2 on this site and start counting the TB'ers that wish and fantasize specific acts of violence on these four women/actresses. It's very telling. Geeks can be anything, but mostly they hate women. And if you think I'm a racist because I pointed out the injustices of Arab culture, then so be it. I'm not the least bit ashamed.

  • May 29, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Rebeck2, your civil rights example

    by SirBiatchReturns

    shows you're an idiot. lmao. Honestly, I burst out laughing reading that one. Way to pull that one out of your ass, it simply makes NO SENSE.<p>If that's your brilliant example to show why you MUST meddle in other people's affairs due to your perceived view of "injustice", then I see that you simply don't have the ability to comprehend what Smegma and I are talking about<p>Go ahead and equate CULTURAL attitudes to GOOD/EVIL on a mass scale<p>So rather than waste time on you, I'll just leave it at that.

  • May 29, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Which I Guess Means...

    by Rebeck2

    You have no good argument against what I said. Nice try, asshole. If you can't stretch that tiny mind of yours to see the parallel between African-American's rights and women's rights, then I can't help you. And if you're saying it doesn't apply because it's the same country I live in - I'm trying to follow your nonexistent logic here - then it's funny you selectively didn't mention the Apartheid example I gave. You're a tool, my friend, and I don't even think YOU know what the hell you're saying at this point. You were right to give up.

  • May 29, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Rebeck2, i think you're confusing

    by SirBiatchReturns

    the words "cultural" (i.e. a way of life under normal circumstances, social norms) and "genocidal events/regimes."<p>But what else should I expect from an idiot?<p>Write back when you figure out the difference between the two. But I guess you've been swallowing the "Arabs are evil!" kool aid for too long, so to you, their culture = genocide.

  • May 29, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Apartheid WAS Cultural...

    by Rebeck2

    By definition. (Try to follow me) It existed for generations. A genocide would mean they rounded up black people into camps and started killing them. No, they created a CULTURE of institionalized and social racism that was based on their belief system that blacks were inferior. Similarly the bias against Jews in Germany existed for a long time before the Holocaust. Their rights were slowly eroded piece by piece. The reason it could happen was because the majority of Germans believed they were a scourge on the country. That's culture. Now, think of the hundreds of years that women have been treated the way they are in Muslim countries. Are you with me now? It's the same fucking thing. It's not genocide, it's a culture of women being INFERIOR to men...which means that you can openly abuse, enslave, and even kill them, without being punished. That's the fact. Now, when YOU figure out the connection, and realize that calling that wrong is not racism, then we can talk about it.

  • May 29, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    How is SATC any different form any other comedy that stars Men?

    by The Founder

    Adam Sandler to mention a few makes these type of films and where are the personnel attacks on him? 40 Year Old Virgin, The Hangover? Come on. Are these actually real problems that Capone and others face everyday that we've seen in those movies? Hell no. It's entertainment and all the shit is made up and over the top. I don't give a shit if I'm called gay or what the hell ever. The point i'm getting at is the double standard and hate for films that aren't deemed cool. Just going through some of the posts and the personnel attacks on them women who are just working by the way is pathetic. It the same shit when a black film or actor is mentioned here. It's sickening. I saw the first one and I found it entertaining enough. I didn't go in looking to bash the film and talk about how old the women are. I'm sure I'll be seeing this one(shocker)and saying my girlfriend will drag me to see it is so cliche why bother. I go to movies to enjoy them and I see stuff with friends that I probably wouldn't see but I also drag them to see stuff they wouldn't go see. I'm no hater. I just enjoy and make the best of most situations that come my way. You all should try it.

  • May 29, 2010, 1:32 a.m. CST

    You Really Shouldn't...

    by Rebeck2

    Call people idiots when your posts are so completely obtuse.

  • May 29, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST

    The Founder

    by Rebeck2

    I agree with you. The virulence of the response speaks volumes - you don't have to be Freud to figure it out..

  • May 29, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Rebeck2

    by JaimeFoxx

    You're ability to use Google, Cut, and Paste is unparalleled. Bravo!

  • May 29, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Founder

    by JaimeFoxx

    You're gay ;-D

  • May 29, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    "it's a culture of women being INFERIOR to men"

    by SirBiatchReturns

    HOLY SHIT!!! WHAT EVIL! It's only in the Muslim world where women are inferior to men!!! Burn them for their backwardness!<p>fuck outta here, Rebeck2.<p>Again, get some perspective. Actually, get some Muslim friends, ask around, then come back and post.<p>and to argue that Apartheid was first and foremost a 'culture' is ridiculous. That's not what it was first and foremost. Yeah, it evolved into a culture of bigotry and genocide (yes, it was genocide moron), but it was definitely PLANTED into the society. hence, it is highly UNNATURAL. <p>This is why your examples of genocide are ridiculous and make no sense. What is absolutely unnatural about having women wear a hijab, or perhaps conform to a religion in their area? It happens EVERYWHERE. the specifics change, but at the end of the day, people conform to their culture. Stuff that was established MILLENIA ago.<p>You of course didn't mention millenia but chose to mention genocide events. Good for you, Rebeck2. Now go to sleep.

  • May 29, 2010, 3:05 a.m. CST

    It's Official...

    by Rebeck2

    Biatch, you're incapable of rational debate. I give up. I'd tell you to go to sleep, but you're already brain dead. Good luck with that.

  • May 29, 2010, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Jamie

    by Rebeck2

    Thanks for the compliment, but every word of my posts have been mine - without any "research".

  • May 29, 2010, 3:33 a.m. CST

    This brings back memories..

    by lord nobunga

    When I was working as the night janitor at a local K-mart I walked into the mens bathroom to discover someone had vomited all over the urnials. I immediately decided to take a break. I grabbed some chips and a coke off the shelves and went to the break room only to discover that the two women who stalk the shelves at night were watching Sex and the City. I sighed and decided cleaning up vomit wasn't so bad after all.

  • May 29, 2010, 4:51 a.m. CST

    So...did it make $20 million + opening day?

    by FlandersBum

    I'd bet it does, as all the elites in New York City and San Fran / LA areas pack the theaters......

  • May 29, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Really...another fuckng review?

    by I_shot_Cyrus

  • May 29, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    SirBiatch.....Rebeck is incapable of accepting your points.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    He's an ignorant fool with a closed mind about anything related to middle eastern or Muslim culture it seems. He's not looking for debate or to have his knowledge extended by people who know more about it than him, because all he's interested in is objectifying those cultures in broad strokes to justify his racism, and make him feel superior. Your intelligent, well though out comments don't mean a thing to him because you could explain everything to him, in perfectly understandable terms and he'll still see Arabs and Muslims as a scary, oppressive enemy hell-bent on destroying the good ol' US of A. Basically, he's a moron.

  • May 29, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Kind of want to see it now b/c it's anti-Muslim

    by OutsideChance

    After that b.s. with South Park, the death threats against cartoonists and, of course, multiple random terrorist attacks, coupled with the fact that every OTHER Hollywood film has no problem stereotyping Christians, Jews, Wiccans, etc., I sort of want to support a film that isn't afraid to offend Islam. Even if it's a shitty rom-com with three old ugly bitches and Kristin Davis in it.

  • May 29, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Wow, so complaining about racism, you resort to racism?

    by Coughlins Laws

    Really? And for the record, are you saying you're FOR women being treated like second-class citizens? That's what it sounds like. Maybe pre-dominately muslim countries shouldn't treat their women like this and it won't end up on film. As far as calling their problems "white problems", isn't that a tad bigoted, too? I have no desire to see this movie. I don't know why you decided to see this movie. This movie has nothing to do with you, wasn't marketed to you, and was not made for your enjoyment. Your "white liberal guilt" may earn you points with some crowds, but using it in a movie review makes you look like a preachy, pretentious asshole...

  • May 29, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Smegma

    by Rebeck2

    Still frothing at the mouth and unable to read, I see.

  • May 29, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    SITC2 is to women as

    by splaax

    Transformers is to men.....vacuous mind rubbish.

  • May 29, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    My Comments

    by Lang The Cat

    "A film that connects the dots from Bring it On to The Golden Girls" "Betty White is sexier" "Slightly better than watching the Deepwater spill leak oil" "The gay man's Clash of the Titans" "This film caused my gonads to shrivel and hide in fear" "This film is the primary reason Prince of Persia will be number one this week" "Isaac Mizrahi gives it four stars" "The only film jointly condemned by the Religious Right and the Taliban" "Where cheerleaders go to die" "A stunning remake of Porky's with Metamucil product placement" "Money deliberately held back from Katrina relief was used to make this film" "Well, it made me forget how bad Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull was" "Almost a female version of Benjamin Button" "A film so bad Uwe Boll should have made it"

  • May 30, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    THIS HORRIBLE MOVIE

    by Van_Dammes_Forehead_Lump

    is the sequel to a horrible movie, which was based on a horrible sitcom starring four horrible-looking actresses. What did any of you (or the owners of this site) expect? ...oh, and btw, I the last thing Sarah Jessica Parker did that I enjoyed was Square Pegs. And she even looked like a horse way back then!

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  • May 31, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    FUCK WOMEN'S LIBERATION AND ALL THAT BULLSHIT!

    by Doctor Cosmic

    Is essentially what the series, and the "can't fucking believe they ever got made" movie sequels are really saying. For example, Mrs. Cosmic, like most women today, wants to be taken seriously as a woman. No problem. Wouldn't have married you (much less gone out with you) if I didn't see you as anything less. BUT then she wants to watch this kind of dreck, as do other intelligent women I know. And they decry ANY criticism or outright bashing of this crap because "men just don't get it" and "men are sexist." No, sexists made this filth about vapid, materialistic, shallow whores who will fuck, suck, and bend over for shiny pieces of metal with shiny rocks attached. Please...if you're a woman and you want to be taken seriously, don't be so insecure as to somehow connect your worth and value to "Dessicated Whores in the City" or any of its equally-offensive to all sexes trash. Doc

  • June 1, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Loved the series, 1st one was ok

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    but from all reports this one sounds awful. <p> On to culture; <p> Anti-arab stuff doesn't bother me, we have made a deal with the "devil", well a tribal society that has lots of what we want (oil), but yet its still based in a 14th century mentality. So in the case of Saudi Arabia we say very little, even the country like Yemen, where 12 year old girls are being married off. But in the case of Afghanistan we often point out that one of the bonus of kicking out the Taliban was in respect to their treatment of women. <p> We made a deal with another "devil" China, in regards to their money and as such we don't say a lot about their human rights abuses, but quite happy to say it about Sadam Hussein. <p> Traditions, cultures aren't always a good thing

  • June 1, 2010, 5:08 a.m. CST

    further to the above

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    can't believe I commented on such serious subjects in the TB for a movie that just sounds terrible