Sex and the City 2 Trailer: Emirates State of Mind
Nothing says mainstream romantic comedy like the use of a past sell date pop song in the trailer. And since The Back-Up Plan has already co-opted Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" and Percy Jackson (yes, that Percy Jackson) has laid claim to Lady Gaga, what other song but "Empire State of Mind" could the trailer for Sex and the City 2 use to underscore all its glittery insanity and cast sojourn to Abu Dhabi? Yep, Abu Dhabi...
Faced with lives that have become increasingly boring -- Carrie and Mr. Big are acting like an old married couple, Miranda is still balancing her working mom life, Charlotte realizes having kids is work and Samantha is doing Samantha-y things (ie; having loud sex and taking a battery of pills to keep her from aging and/or succumbing to cancer) -- the gals head off to the United Arab Emirates to recharge their batteries and ride camels. Because drinking mojitos in South Beach is soooo 2005. Things get dicey when -- spoiler alert! -- John Corbett's Aiden shows up to mess with Carrie's head. But didn't Corbett tell Movieline that he wasn't in Sex and the City 2? Liar!
Anyway, this trailer plays like a spoof and pretty much telegraphs everything that's going to happen. And, of course, none of that matters, since you'll either line up to see this or be dragged to it by a significant other. Also: don't blink or you'll miss Penélope Cruz, who must have wondered why she was the only actual movie star in this thing.