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Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
Magic Mike is deceptively exhilarating and ingeniously introspective, fully realizing a gleefully energized world while simultaneously illuminating the flaws of its dynamic structure. Ravishing, seductive, and stunningly gorgeous; the mood of Magic Mike contrasts with the material for its "intended" audience, maneuvering through opaque feeling rather than the organized deliriousness of stripping. Well, there's a little of that, but don't worry uptight viewers, this will enthrall anyone.
I'M STILL A MAN EVERYBODY. NO SHAME, NO SHAME AT ALL.
Alright, alright, alright.
Despite the positive word of mouth the thought of a Steven Soderbergh male stripper movie never sounded appealing and the end results were as disappointing as expected. I can only assume that the film was well received purely because people got to see Hollywood celebrities wear very little clothing and grind their crotches in women’s faces because it certainly wasn’t because of the story. As with all of Soderbergh’s recent films, Magic Mike, feels incomplete. Sub plots are started and then briefly explored before being abandoned entirely, characters are given the scantest development (just like their wardrobe) and it generally lacks any real drive or interesting central focus.
For the second film running, Matthew McConaughey steals the show. His turn…
It ain't no Showgirls, that's for sure!
Magic Mike, how do I loathe thee, let me count the ways.
1. Channing Tatum. I don’t know why, but images of David Hassleholf spring to mind whenever I see you onscreen.. Perhaps it’s your simian acting style. I guess you thought your real-life stripper story was going to be the next Rocky, and that you had the heart and soul ( and talent ) to pull it off on screen. I’m sure you did. What I see is a popular High School quarterback in the school play. Sure, it sells tickets, but it’s embarrassingly awful to watch.
2. Cody Horn. You deliver about as much charisma and emotion as a Stepford Wife on prosaic. Your dad being the chairman…
A couple things I realized while watching this:
1) I was right in my assumption that thrusting my pelvis into a woman's face is a total turn on for her.
2) I just need to stop watching Soderbergh's movies.
I know that I am completely alone in my total ennui towards this guy, and I'm cool with that. But how did he elevate this material? By shooting everything through a doo doo-stained filter like he always does? I could put on Coyote Ugly and mess with the color controls for that, thanks.
Okay, so maybe he toned down the visual flair to focus on working with the actors to create interesting characters. Let's see, Matthew McConaughey's portrayal of Matthew McConaughey…
I am torn.
This is possibly one of the worst films I've ever seen. I wanted to walk out 20 minutes in, by 40 minutes in I rued having had that coffee that was preventing a good snooze, and by the 90 minute mark I was angry that it hadn't ended yet. I came out declaring that next to Pauline at the Beach this was definitely the worst I'd seen. There were a few interesting camera shots and McConaughey was fantastic, but his performance stood out like a sore thumb, most of the dialogue was inane and the audio mix was terrible in too many spots to count.
And yet, there was something nagging me about the structure of the…
Low key cool bravado rubs with crowd-pleasing dances too well. Tatum a true star in 90s Pitt vein. McConaughey astounding in a self-referencing dream of a part.
Nah not really my thing of a film. Its not even humorous like the full monty so seeing this much male flesh in a film is not my cup of tea and Tatum is a rather boring actor from my opinion. The best part of the film is probably McConaughey who has definitely grown on me as an actors the last year or two. Well a passable film for what it is i guess. A tad to long maybe.
magic mike - went in expecting it to suck. left feeling meh.
magic mike xxl - went in expecting meh. left feeling it sucked.
ripasso costruttivo in vista di "Amiche che ti costringono ad andare al cinema per l'imbarazzo collettivo, parte 2"
Soderbergh's meticulous degradation of the cinematic image always asks, What is this worth?
Ni los músculos de Channing Tatum, Pettyfer o McConaughey son capaces de levantar este filme que cae estrepitosamente al suelo del aburrimiento, envuelto en bailes eróticos que, si bien provocan el júbilo de los que deseábamos ver abdómenes los primeros minutos, resultan fastidiosos en la conclusión del filme. El mundo de los strippers luce superficial a pesar de que intenta mostrar las penurias que sufren este tipo de bailarines. Un inconcluso desenlace hace del filme un tremendo burdel de quinta que, como alcohol barato, cala durante y después del primer trago.
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The dancing was very impressive. I don't think muscular men are all that attractive, but the dancing was very sexy. I never thought Matthew McConahey (however you spell it) was hot until now.
Plot wise was crappy. I wish mike had just let the kid get beat up so he would learn his damn lesson.
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