'Sex and the City 2'Pop-Ed: Have we had enough of 'Sex and the City'? The reviews for 'Sex and the City 2,' the latest installment in the franchise, which began with the adaptation of Candace Bushnell's book into an HBO series 12 years ago, offer a consensus of complaints -- that the women are too old, too shallow and trying to hard to be young, fashionable and sexual. That time has passed them by, not just because of their age, but ours, since our tough economic times have made us outgrow fantasies of shopping and travel and extravagance -- like the Abu Dhabi vacation that comprises the bulk of the new movie.

And those reviews seem to have been vindicated by the film's poor showing at the box office this weekend. After all, the first movie was a huge hit that opened with $57 million in sales two years ago, so predictions for the sequel's debut went as high as $75 million. Instead, it picked up about half that over the four-day holiday weekend, opening behind the week-old 'Shrek Forever After' and fellow newcomer 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.'

Does this mean 'Sex' has run out of sizzle? Is it time for Carrie Bradshaw and the gals to pack in the Prada and hang up their Jimmy Choos for good?

I don't think so, for a couple of reasons.