Thursday, July 5, 2007

Sex and the City movie: Bad move

As you may or may not know, Sex and the City is being turned into a movie. The four main cast members, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall, are all going to be in the movie, as pretty much would be the requirement for turning a popular HBO show into a movie.

Now, when I say the Sex and the City movie is going to be lame, it's not because I'm a hater of the show. In fact, I am a big fan of the television show and watched all but the first season or so. Ladies, I'm a straight, 25-year old man who thought Sex and the City was a great and hilarious TV show.

That being said, why make a movie? The show ended about as good as a popular show about four women looking for love and sex can end, so why blow it with a movie? worked great as both a half hour episode-by-episode tale and a season-long chronicle (and in reality a series-long chronicle), but when expanded to two hours with an expected concrete ending, is that the Sex and the City you really want to see? Basically, part of the show's appeal will be lost in a two-hour movie, and we'll be left with a whimsical but ultimately disappointing film.

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