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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…
This is one of the most poignant meditations on American consumerism and job culture in quite some time. Are we truly defined by our profession?
Surprisingly great. Pretty funny, has a decent amount of depth and commentary, and the lead performances are all strong, particularly Tatum's and McConaughey's.
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh (he has directed numerous great films, but for me, his best work will probably always be Out of Sight, one of my Top Five Movies of All Time)
Written by: Reid Carolin
Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Adam Rodriguez, Riley Keough, Olivia Munn, Kevin Nash and Matthew McConaughey
What it’s about: a group of male strippers and their lives off of the stage
B-Movie Alternate Title: Magic Mike and the Boys
Movie Mash Up: Ocean’s Eleven + Dear John + The Full Monty
What I liked: Dammit, Channing Tatum is a charming and talented actor. Every time I want to dismiss him as nothing more than a slab of meat that drives the ladies…
Honestly I'd heard a lot of good things about this film but I was distinctly unimpressed when I finally got round to watching it.
Lazy plot, lazy characterization (Mike was the only character who was remotely developed or likable). None of the dance routines were particularly memorable and I found myself wanting to skip over them. It's like the filmmakers thought that all the sweaty half naked men would distract us from the fact that this film has no substance whatsoever.
Considering that this film is (presumably) aimed at straight women, I don't really think women were very well represented in it. The story just about held my interest (I was really rooting for Mike to get his furniture business…
Soderbergh the editor/cinematographer > Soderbergh the director/storyteller. Some gorgeous shots in this one. Fun ensemble.
Mais inteligente e profundo do que muitos pensam, bem menos divertido do que parece. Conta muito bem uma história pontual, mas é um filme fácil de esquecer.
Much more serious than the movie that was advertised, but misses the mark on landing. Soderbergh's aesthetics and cinematography give the movie so much promise but the writing, and a lot of the acting, really let it down. 2/3 of the main characters (the two siblings) are borderline unwatchable. Channing Tatum's unique, affable persona is completely put to waste when his scene partners are so consistently dull. Moderately uncomfortable the entire time
Sorry I made us watch this :/
i hate that matthew mcconaughey was kinda hot in this and i really hate that i had to type that sentence with my own hands
If you're a cinephile you should be required by law to watch this films.