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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…
"Will you welcome to the stage, the one, the only... Magic Mike!"
after watching more horror movies throughout the last three weeks than I've watched within ten years I was kind of in need of something visually appealing with good vibes where I could shut off my brain and I'd been wanting to check this out for a while. visually pleasing it was. good vibes it had. shut off my brain was. but back to the visuals cause I don't know if I noticed it cause I'm currently learning about camera and stuff in film studies but the framing and editing in this was pretty fucking glorious?? I just really loved how they captured conversations between characters especially when Brooke…
THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED!
SHAME ON THEM!
SUCH A SHAME!
SHAME ON YOU FOR READING THIS REVIEW!
Men are not just alive to be looked at and used.
It shouldn't matter what a mans body looks like.
It's about what's on the inside that counts....
Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer.
These are unrealistic expectations for men.
Real men are lazy, boring, don't have a job and just eat all day long until they need to sleep off all the eating.
And also they don't have a job and are lazy.
And also they are boring.
All I can say is that the writer of this film must have been female.
She must be the female equivalent of Michael Bay.
I hate all women who objectify men.
Why can't society change.
Why are men the victims all the time
Yeah, so everything I just said......
how can any straight woman be attracted to matthew mcconaughey
Oh dios mio Mathew..... enorme personajazo te sacas de la manga
Allright, Allright, Allright! - with texas drawl by Mathew McGonaghey without a shirt while Channing Tatum wriggles half naked on the floor. Nothing more to be said.
It gradually becomes obvious that Soderbergh is not making a film about male strippers just to create something good about a profession or individuals involved that do not appear in films often, or to give the potentially uninformed audience an insight into these things, or to drop the informing process and just celebrate them, because then suddenly it's a hope I don't go back situation, and Soderbergh's long-shots and sick desaturated palettes inspire melancholy defeatism over insight, empathy, or spectacle. The film's conflict on rewatch is overplayed and The Kid's 'fall' more of a yawn where I originally took it all as a blasé shrug which somehow worked in spite of itself- a structureless series of events ruminating on bodies and dreams and capital- but, it is clear now, that Magic Mike is as noncommittal as that first watch implies and just as conservative as the last.
I don't know if it's because i'm ill, or if it's because i bought this for 1 pound off my friend (Dan Bremner) but I hated this.
I felt the only thing salvaging anything was Matthew McConnaughey.
After what I thought was 1 and 1/2 hours I clicked my PS4 controller only to see the painful sight of 38 minutes with 1 hour and 10 minutes to go.
At that point I ended it. It will be shelved never to see the light of day again.
It's a fucking delight. And like gets so real. So fast. The ending so just. Perfect. God damn. And the editing. Fucking Soderbergh.
THERE WAS SO MUCH MORE UNNECESSARY "PLOT" IN THIS THAN I REMEMBER I'M EMBARRASSED THAT I REALLY RECOMMENDED MY FRIENDS AND I WATCH THIS.
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