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Film Fans: 'Sex and the City' lost its sparkle in 2nd flick

Special Photo: Warner Bros.
 From left, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis star in “Sex and the City 2.” 

Special Photo: Warner Bros. From left, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis star in “Sex and the City 2.” 

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2 out of 4 stars

Though the sequel is a welcome return of the four women we know and love, “Sex and the City” in Abu Dhabi isn’t quite as exciting as it is in Manhattan. Maybe because what we once loved about the HBO franchise — the girl power, friendship and being single and fabulous — is no more.

Our girls are grown up and all about husbands and babies. They became ... normal. I do love my girls so, but I’m sad to say that like Carrie’s marriage to Big, the movie has lost some of its sparkle.

— Lindsey Hodges, Snellville

1 1/2 out of 4 stars

The problem with the movie was that you saw it all before. There was a trip, a wedding, old flames, new flames and a little conflict. The story just plodded along and was never developed as the formula used put in a little of everything.

The characters were not developed and the old flame plot line was weak. The conflict that developed from it was boring. There was never any excitement.

The scenery of New York and Abu Dhabi was wasted on this film. The director just didn’t have much to work with and considering he did the first one I’m surprised how bad this one was.

There were some laughs but not enough to save the film. Charlotte’s line about losing the nanny was the best part. Wait until this one goes to video, which will be real soon.

— Chris Weinert, Lawrenceville