Sex and the City 2 was never going to go down well with the critics was it? The series has for whatever reason raised the ire of many a writer since it made the jump to big screen. Those lambasting the films for being eye roll inducing cliché fests seem to be missing the point. As much as I loved the TV show I rarely made my way through an episode without wanting to shake Carrie or roll my eyes. The hard part about adapting a TV series to the big screen is that while the good stuff is undoubtedly there and ten times bigger the flaws work in the same way.
The main bug-bear is the hysterical lack of a plot and the bloated running time. Much has been made as this film was being developed that it was a romp, a joyful celebration of the humour and fun of Sex and the City as opposed to the rather over serious world of the first film which had a worthy feel that was hard to enjoy at times.
With that mind I can’t help but feel that Sex and the City 2 is nowhere near as bad as you’re being lead to believe. In fact it’s quite good fun. There are plenty of funny moments, the easy chemistry of the four leads who really are a bit of a dream to watch and some interesting ideas to chew on however briefly.