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My problem with this film, that I was made to watch, was not the horrific materialism. I had been warned by other much better reviews. My problem wasn't the jaw dropping ungratefulness of these characters for their blessed lives. I expected that shortly after the initial dialogue. My problems even side stepped the cringe worthy stereotyping which mock both the integrity of women whilst mocking the rights of other cultures to be different, This I had been warned of by Mark Kermode's BBC review. My problem ended up in a simple elsewhere. I was warned and prepared for all of these things so that I could at least get through the ordeal by turning off my decency and enjoying the cheap laughs. There were no..... not one..... laughs.
Just like the first film, this sequel is stupid and stretches forever, following those four selfish, shallow middle-aged women whose pathetic personal conflicts never justify 146 minutes. And what kind of woman wears a vintage cream Valentino skirt while making muffins?
Something of a mess in its structure starting with one theme, then leaving it behind for a jolly up in what appears to be an unashamedly promotion for a country with a terrible human rights record. It's a farcical last 20 minutes too before bringing it back around to the initial 'trouble and strife' theme. It just feels stuck within its television series origins.
Presents the protagonists as materialistic shallow individuals who are apparently also racially insensitive, nothing alike to their television characterizations. An unfortunate take on what was once authentic character portrayals, now an over the top profit maker.
Even fans of the series will have a hard time getting through this one. What got me the most was how ethnocentric and disrespectful this film was to other cultures. What is empowering for women in one culture is not necessarily so in another. Pull your head out of your ass King.