“It’s over. The franchise is dead. The press killed it. Your magazine fucking killed it. New York magazine. It’s like all the critics got together and said, ‘This franchise must die.’ Because they all had the exact same review. It’s like they didn’t see the movie.” — Sex and the City costar Chris Noth speaking several days ago to Vulture‘s “Party Line” reporter.

Well…mission accomplished! All concerned should take a bow. Sometimes life does offer a happy ending. But the critics “didn’t see” Sex and the City 2? Sure thing, Chris.

36 thoughts on “Good!

  1. Rich S. on said:

    For all the shit it takes, the Mainstream Media does produce a public service every now and again.

  2. I certainly hope the series is dead. But maybe it’s like Star Trek and they’ll never really die.

    Perhaps a reboot is on the way. Bad new Chris is that you’ll be recast.

    Anyone want to take a stab at casting “Sex and the City: Pre-Menopause”?

  3. Let us now sing the praises of New York magazine, and then maybe all the critics and peeps can start hating on reality shows, too, and kill ‘em all dead.

  4. Noah Cross: “Pre-Menopause”? I’m afraid for some of those ladies, that was a few years back… SATC2 did a great job of killing whatever warm memories I might have had of the HBO series. Sorry, Chris, but the film was atrocious. And yes, I did see all four months, 21 days, 16 hours, 42 minutes and 15 seconds of it. At least that’s how long it felt.

  5. SATC’s large and loyal fan base makes it critic-proof. What Noth refuses to acknowledge is that SATC fans agreed with the critics which was why it earned $57M less than the original domestically and $69M less in Foreign. I did try to watch it to see why it elicited such vitriolic reviews and couldn’t quite finish it.

  6. Mr. Noth is now reduced to performing c____lingus for a semi-reluctant wife on network TV (The Good Wife). Not a step forward, IMHO, although Juliana M. is a hottie.

  7. I wonder if the second film would have been any better if Michael Patrick King had let some of the other writers from the old tv show, do it? I guess we’ll never know as we say farewell to the franchise. For anyone still interested in females in the big city stories, I recommend Sam Wasson’s new book “Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.- Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, And The Dawn Of The Modern Woman.”

  8. Only one thing killed the franchise. The $95M budget. Jeff repeatedly laments how excess money kills art; well it for sure kills comedy.

  9. I don’t think it’s dead. The second one, while not as successful as the first, made buku dollars. I think $289 million worldwide ($95 million domestic) should guarantee a sequel, whether most people want one or not.

  10. “Wow. The misogyny on this site never ceases to amaze. Could all you franchise killers please get to work on Transformers now? Thank you.”

    Misogyny? In what way? The subject was Sex and the City not Transformers. Believe me, most of the people on this site probably hate Transformers and would love to see that franchise die.

  11. And just like that… that old flame that you once had on speed-dial…the one you couldn’t stop texting at 3a.m….is now deleted. Which brings up the million dollar question: where do deleted numbers go? Is there some sort of deleted number heaven?

  12. Damn you, mainstream liberal media — YOU KILLED SEX AND THE CITY!

    Conservatives across America are shedding tears, I’m sure. The “lamestream” media claims another victim…

  13. I’m still perplexed by the misogyny comment. Sheesh, with that logic place, I suppose if a black American criticizes W. Bush, then we’ll just chalk it up as progressive equality but if a white American criticizes Barack, then it is clearly an indication of racism.

  14. I thought what killed it was the fact that it was no longer fashionable or sensitive to current economic situations to watch spend-thrift whores. Well, that, and there wasn’t any point to continue to it when it ended ages ago. Oh, and Twilight’s basically the new SATC.

    Hamish: Don’t worry. You can stick a for in TF3 after Wall Street 2′s low tak.

    The Thing: Yeah, it made bank world-wide, but it wasn’t as big as the last film. And as people pointed out, a higher budget to get everyone back would just make a third one impractical.

  15. So it turns out all that stupid s*** wasn’t really in the movie at all; they didn’t go to Abu Dhabi where they ran into random characters from the show who just also happened to be there, didn’t provide half-assed performances, and didn’t run over two freaking hours. Those were all just lies the media made up, and really the film is as groundbreaking as “Citizen Kane” was in its day.

    Noth is like friggin’ Woodward and Burnstein in reverse over here.

  16. If Chris Noth actually thinks that he was part of a great movie he’s just as delusional as every other cast member of that franchise.

    The female stars defended the movie as well – and it made me wonder whether these people have no self respect or if it is all a case of collective bad taste. Maybe their brain cells have just died from all these years in SATC Fantasy land.

    And I admit that in the past I actually liked Sarah Jessica Parker – I even enjoyed her performance in “The Family Stone”, she seemed more human in that role than in SATC. But the Carrie Bradshaw years seem to have had a negative effect on her. She doesn’t seem to be likable anymore.

    I don’t think that any of the main cast members will ever be taken seriously again after hanging on to that travesty for a few years too long. They all had more than enough money already, so there was no real need to keep the franchise going long after its prime. Now everybody knows they are just in it for the money.

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