Bridget on the Edge

In celebration of my mother’s 48th birthday she, my dad and I went to “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317198/. My parents really liked the “first Bridget Jones”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243155/ movie, and I have to admit: so did I.

I won’t give away the plot, for those who still have to and want to see it, but I’ll still say a couple of things about it. First, Bridget is much fatter than in the first one. Second, the writers have been watching too much of Sex and the City. Come to think of it, that would explain why 80% of the watching audience was female, mostly in the 16–35 age range. And don’t start asking questions like “How do you know what’s Sex and the City like?” like you’ve never seen it.

Third, for some reason movie people seem to get the idea that you can’t make a sequel without reusing elements that worked well in the first movie and exploit them to the max. For some reason the sequel needs more energy and a subtile story like in the first one isn’t enough anymore. No, for the sequel we ought to have an absurd story line to keep the people happy.

Don’t get me wrong. I still enjoyed the movie, but it wasn’t as good as the first one.