The FINANCIAL — American romantic comedy Sex and the City 2, which was much promoted in Georgia before its appearance on screens, has disappointed viewers. According to the people questioned by The FINANCIAL the first film was better than the second.
The FINANCIAL — American romantic comedy Sex and the City 2, which was much promoted in Georgia before its appearance on screens, has disappointed viewers. According to the people questioned by The FINANCIAL the first film was better than the second. As Cinema Rustaveli Marketing Department Officials remark they expected to attract more viewers with this film. They claim the World Cup Championship in football significantly influenced the number of Sex and the City 2 visitors.
The film was released on May 27, 2010 in the United States and May 28, 2010 in the United Kingdom. The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Chris Noth. In Tbilisi, Georgia, the film first appeared on cinema screens on 10 June.
“I am quite disappointed with the film Sex and the City 2. I expected much more from the second film, but unfortunately I could not see anything valuable in it,” said Anano Mikaberidze 23.
“The thing I liked best in Sex and the City was the dress style of the film stars. In my view the outfits the actors wear in the film are not as stylish and attractive as in the first one. The film plot is interesting for the first 20 minutes and makes you think that something special is going to happen, but after watching it, there was nothing interesting or attractive in it for me,” said Keti Beridze, 24.
Not only in Georgia but also abroad there has been much criticism of the film. The Washington Post noted about Sex and the City 2: “Casting aside the filmmakers’ breathtaking cultural insensitivity, their astonishing tone-deaf ear for dialogue and pacing, their demented, self-serving idea of female empowerment, the biggest sin of “Sex and the City 2” is its lack of beauty. It’s garish when it should be sumptuous, tacky when it should be luxe, wafer-thin when it should be whip-smart and sophisticated.”
“I could not wait for the film’s launch, I even went to the film’s premiere with a specially designed dress, but I felt quite disappointed after watching the film. I can tell you that the Sex and the City 2 movie has failed,” Nanuka Khatiashvili noted.
According to Maia Sikharulidze, PR Manager of cinema Rustaveli, Sex and the City 2 will stay on cinema screens for more than 20 days.
As well as the critics of this film, there were people who really enjoyed the film and have declared that they didn’t expect anything better. The FINANCIAL interviewed about 50 persons and out of the 50 only 10 of them said that they enjoyed the film.
“The film was quite exciting for me and I think that it was quite entertaining. I didn’t expect anything philosophical from the film plot and it was just an ordinary romantic comedy, though there was quite a lack of humour. Anyway I liked the second film and will with pleasure watch it again with my friends,” said Tata Khelashvili.
According to Associated Press many in Hollywood thought “Sex and the City 2” would debut at No. 1. But the Warner Bros. release may have to settle for third-place. Based on studio estimates Monday for the four-day weekend, Disney’s “Prince of Persia” debuted at No. 2 with 37.8 million USD, slightly ahead of the 37.1 million USD for “Sex and the City 2”. The movie took in 14.2 million USD on Thursday, leaving it with 51.4 million USD after its first five days. The original “Sex and the City” movie took in 56.8 million USD in its first three days in 2008.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Monday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to Hollywood.com, and Final figures will be released Tuesday 1. “Shrek Forever After” – 55.7 million USD; 2. “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” – 37.8 million USD; 3. “Sex and the City 2” – 37.1 million USD.