“It’s over. The franchise is dead. The press killed it. Your magazine fucking killed it. New York magazine. It’s like all the critics got together and said, ‘This franchise must die.’ Because they all had the exact same review. It’s like they didn’t see the movie.” — Sex and the City costar Chris Noth speaking several days ago to Vulture‘s “Party Line” reporter.

Well…mission accomplished! All concerned should take a bow. Sometimes life does offer a happy ending. But the critics “didn’t see” Sex and the City 2? Sure thing, Chris.