Friday, May 30, 2008

Sux and the City

In a nutshell, I saw SATC on opening day, and it was the cliche mess I had originally feared the series would be. The series was a pleasant surprise, smart, insightful dialogue, richly developed characters, and a snappy pace. The film basically pandered to the superficial, vapid girls who truly do value shoes and fashion over substance and intellect. I didn't have high expectations going in, and I was still, nevertheless, disappointed.

And without spoiling anything plot-wise, I will say that the character of Stanford Blatch was criminimally under-used.

What a damn shame.

9 Comments:

At Monday, June 02, 2008 1:53:00 PM, Blogger Diane said...

so did they solve the dilemma of what Miranda's son is named - since he was Brady Her Last Name and then she married Steve Brady, so his name is Brady Brady?

 
At Monday, June 02, 2008 2:52:00 PM, Blogger kookla@work said...

Please don't tell me Stanford got hit by that bus that splashed Carrie. That would be so ironically tragic.

BTW I refuse to see any version of SATC that doesn't bring back Aidan.

 
At Monday, June 02, 2008 11:24:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Diane - No resolution was offered.

Kook - The tank/tutu dress Carrie was wearing when she got splashed does make an appearance, but not Aidan.

 
At Tuesday, June 03, 2008 8:09:00 AM, Blogger Red said...

Hmm. I loved the series, but when the film first came out, I felt a bit blah. Like, we were here five years ago, you know? And sure, it was a breath of fresh air then, but has it really got anything new to say? Then, with the premiere in London and everything, I got excited about it again and I was thinking about going to see it next week. But yours is the second less-than-scintillating review I've read, and I might have to just say no.

 
At Thursday, June 05, 2008 10:00:00 AM, Blogger EditThis said...

I am happy to say I have never seen an episode of SATC. I'm not surprised the movie sucked.

 
At Thursday, June 05, 2008 10:23:00 AM, Blogger LA said...

Actually, Edit, the series *didn't* suck. I found it in syndication and watched it one night out of boredom, expecting it to be silly and vapid. I was quite pleasantly surprised at how smart it was. I ended up enjoying the whole series on DVD.

Unfortunately, the things about the series that were magic didn't make it to the film.

 
At Thursday, June 05, 2008 9:09:00 PM, Blogger GetFlix said...

It's a fortunate social event that allows women to bond and be social. Long live the tribe.

 
At Saturday, June 07, 2008 5:19:00 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

this movie looks gay. yeah i said it.

 
At Sunday, June 08, 2008 9:41:00 PM, Blogger Diane said...

ryan - lol!

edit - seriously - the series is very smart and witty

 

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