What films didn't hit the mark this year?
6. "Sex and the City 2"
Why it's so bad: We had such high hopes for the sequel to the 2008 surprise blockbuster, but when trailers revealed Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda were heading to Abu Dhabi this adventure was in big trouble. Beyond the fact the picture tries to get serious at the last minute over women's rights in Arab countries, the insane opulence of the film's gay wedding (even the gays in the audience were cringing at the Liza Minnelli cameo) and the ladies intent on living it up like it's the Internet boom of 1999 seemed dated and a tad out of place in the middle of a nasty economic downturn. Nobody is saying the ladies can't have some fun on the town, but it would be nice if they grew up just a tad. And did we mention the ladies' husbands in the movie have even less to do than the first time around?
One nice thing we can say about it: Chris Noth looked like he had some good work done and lost some weight. And, as always, the costumes rocked.
- Gregory Ellwood