I never liked watching movies on weekdays, much more if its the opening day. I can’t stand the lines (thank God for SureSeats), the noisy kiddos and the worry for getting home late knowing that you have work the next day makes me crazy.
However, there are exceptions to this. If the movie is that big wherein it’s worth the “masa” feel (like rubbing elbows just to get into the cinema), why not? That’s why I braved the opening day of the much anticipated sequel of the Sex And The City 2 in TriNoma!
I was surprised that the ticket booth is not that much crowded. The lines were not that long wherein it only takes 10 minutes just to get your reservations for the second screening schedule at the opening day. After paying for the ticket, I went to Brother’s Burger to grab some snack for the movie.
Sex And The City is one of those series or movie that I can watch over and over again. I just love the city, the humor, the fashion, and the scenes. I have the complete DVD series and even bought the DVD of the movie in New York last Fall of 2008. I’m such a fan that when I heard that a sequel is coming out soon I told myself that I’ll be watching it on the first day if ever I never got hold of a movie premiere ticket.
The first movie was amazing! It’s a perfect come back for the girls after a long hiatus. I remember leaving the cinema with a smile even if I was annoyed by my good friend Japoks (he keeps on asking what brand is that, what do you mean by that, where was that). It was such a good feel that every second of the movie makes you feel fierce and fabulous. Yesterday was a different story, I left the movie house with not such a great feel.
Ok ok, what was I looking and expecting in watching the film? Like any other trip to the movie house, I wanted to be entertained (who doesn’t?), smile/laugh and get a time off from office works. I wanted distractions and would like to remind myself that I still have a life amidst of the deadlines I have this week and the week after.
Sex And The City 2 is not a disappointment but it kinda gives you a different feel than the first movie or the series. Some may say that the girls could be that old for another film but I think they will always look fabulous even on their 60s. I think it has to do with the fact that half of the film was shot in the Middle East. It just lost the touch of the “City”.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t have anything bad to say about UAE (except for the heat). In fact, I do agree when they say that Abu Dhabi is the future. It is very ambitious in a sense that almost everything is luxurious. But I would rather spend my $22,000 in Chinatown than a night stay in that swanky hotel.
Sex And The City is all about looking for great fashion, relationship, love and life. Why is there a need to travel thousands of miles if the City where you at offers everything than what you asked for?
I’m a fan. But I’m a fan who is also looking for a substance in the film. I may satisfy my eyes with Carrie’s fashion, my ears with Samantha’s line, but I needed a smart attack in the film than just feeding our brain with some edgeless story line. Oh Wait, what story line? For 2 1/2 hours, I admit that I had fake laughters… that’s worst than fake orgasm… right Samantha?
Having said that, I’ll still buy a copy of the DVD… and hopefully in New York and not in Middle East. And to Mr. King, if you are planning for the third franchise of the film, always be reminded that
renting hiring Liza Minnelli’s double from Madame Tussauds in 42nd Street in this film is the reason why the movie has lost its sparkle (aside from the fact that it reminded us why she’s still single).
May is supposed to be the month of Sex, but why in the freakin’ hell did they schedule it in June!???
Aren’t we supposed to be the first to see this movie??? Shouldn’t this be based on Time Zone?
I’m in New York State of Mind and I need to see see see this movie before everyone else gets cray cray!
I swear, if I don’t get premiere tickets to see this first (excuse me no to SM Cinemas) from my connections, I’ll be the first in line at the Eastwood City Cinemas! I deserve to be Happy!
Hold your breath ladies, here’s another Sex And The City 2 trailer for you!
I couldn’t stop laughing at Samantha’s answer to Charlotte… “Have we Met?”
Honestly, I’ve been trying to ignore the rumors for quite some time now that this movie has a lower budget than the first one. But seeing this trailer only proves that rumors are just rumors. Bringing the entire cast to Abu Dhabi is not a joke! And I don’t think it lacks in fashion, fave you seen what Samantha’s wearing while riding a camel and having hot flashes? That’s fierce!
I just can’t wait to see the movie and I’m sorry if I’ll be filing a leave just to see this one ‘coz like yourself, I needed a break from seeing Tagalog movies (only from Star Cinema) to get me distracted from work!