Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.
Work all day. Work it all night.
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…
A very good movie that should have reached for greatness. Chaning Tatum's multilayered personality anchors the film. Equally valuable is the sharp editing and soundtrack. I wish it had focused more on the underlining layers of the financial crisis or nature of spectatorship. Mathew McConoughay is good, but underused. We needed more complexity beyond just Tatum's character.
"É um filme que é melhor do que deveria ser" acho que é uma das melhores definições que encontrei pra esse filme.
Eu adoro esses filmes simples, com um potencial para ser um filme completamente MEH por ter uma história relativamente simples, mas que consegue explorar as personagens e cenas de uma forma honesta.
E antes de entrar nos méritos dos atores, há de se reconhecer o trabalho de direção de Steven Soderbergh, de 11 Homens e 1 Segredo, e que também trabalhou como produtor em Precisamos Falar Sobre Kevin (o qual não vi ainda, mas só ouço falar bem).
Matthew McConaughey bem... sendo Matthew McConaughey, eu adoro esse cara, meu deus. O cara arregaça, nada de novo na tela.…
Pleasantly loose and spontaneous for a while, until the story starts to resort to stock moral dualism tricks. Also, for a film about strippers, 'tis very straight.
Channing Tatum is ugly and reminds me of an armadillo.
He would have done great in that episode of friends.
I didn't like the movie but the stripping scenes were nice, if we pretend Chaning Tatum is not there.
Just dicks moving around in ways I wasn't expecting.
...better than what it promised to be. It has noteworthy performances and a refreshing direction making it strangely compelling and entertaining.
Steven Soderbergh's MAGIC MIKE fails at delivering the subjective pleasure that the audience has deservedly come to expect of this kitsch material. As if Soderbergh is ashamed of channeling his inner Fosse and more at home, staying off the ranch, with his friend David Fincher. Although, his approach of not approaching the audience is at odds with the subject matter, it allows the film to be a rich 70s character study a la SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, a film whose iconography also overshadows it's darker overtones. In the film's small character moments, Soderbergh demonstrates a mastery of his craft and handling of the material as he's able to offer subtle oners that don't overstay their welcome as his actors are given…
This seems like such a bizarre fit for Soderbergh until it becomes apparent that this is less a movie about male stripping and more a movie about the transactional economy. The stripping is in fact far from erotic even when conspicuously sexual, though much of that has to do with the inherent nature of the male revue presented in the film which is closer in spirit to burlesque. McConaughey is as good as he's ever been, though everyone else is somewhat flat and affectless and I'm not a big fan of the yellow filter Soderbergh is so fond of using, but this is probably the best movie about stripping ever made. Then again Striptease and Showgirls aren't exactly stiff competition. Though in a great many ways I prefer Showgirls.
Channing Tatum is so beautiful I'm gonna cry
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