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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.
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…
Steven Soderbergh is the kind of director who apparently can make movies about everything. He seems to be on a temporary break from film making, I can only wish that this break doesn’t last much long. In Magic Mike he focuses on the life of a male stripper who is surrounded by women, money and glamour but despite all these something more important and deeper is absent in his life which makes it less joyful. Magic Mike tells its story in three different months, in June Mike is having fun, he enjoys his life more than before and seems like nothing can reduce his pleasure. In July the first signs of his unsteady situation show themselves and finally in August…
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So fucking pointless. The least they could've done is show me more of Matt Bomer instead of that basic blonde kid.
It starts slow, rises fast and ends in rushed disappointment.
I'm not gay.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Fint, i all sin 80-talsglans (är det Cocktail den påminner om berättarmässigt?). McConaughey är väldigt kul.
ah, finally, ένα καλό ρομ-κομ.
I'm grateful this was not Paul Giamatti's life story brought to the big screen. Magic Melvin would have been a very different movie.
Dull story, uninspired directing, boring visuals, and worst of all: good actors wasted on anonymous, non-developed parts. And among those good actors I don't count Alex Pettyfer, who is awful throughout the entire film.
On the plus side, Channing Tatum is surprisingly good, and Cody Horn is perfectly cast; a more naive-looking actress would have been less believable, and a more agressive-looking one would have been less of a contrast to the stripper characters.
I was intrigued to watch this film because hot guys, why not? But I must say it really had a lot more than sex appeal, so to speak. I enjoyed the contrast of the fun, sexy shows and the dark, heavy parts of their lives. Furthermore, male strippers at all, is an uncommon theme. I would like to believe they are represented well in this film. Either way, it has a sense of realism, which surprised me.
Most scenes were visually great and I liked the style of editing. As far as acting goes, I preferred some performances over others. Channing Tatum was fairly decent, not more or less impressive than usual. Alex Pettyfer could have been more engaging, but…
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