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You're gonna feel cheated
on January 24, 2015
This comedy/drama lacks an important core element; a storyline! Magic Mike is all about a stud named Mike who takes part in striptease with a bunch of straight guys for an all-female gathering. He appears to be sleeping around with other women while his buddy (Alex Pettyfer) is a pill-popper!
I ended up skipping and fast-forwarding parts. Mainly because they made me cringe with unimaginable embarrassment! That southern cowboy hick creeped me out from the sexually charged nonsense he said throughout Magic Mike! The widescreen format helped ruin the film all the more.
Magic Mike seems designed to be titillating for viewers, but isn't really trying! So there's one brief five second naked shot of Channing Tatum's untanned rear. Plus, a couple topless ladies. Big deal! If it's a stripping movie, how come there's minimal nudity? That's another thing Magic Mike is lacking; eye candy! The film nearly turned me a heterosexual bloke! I'm not kidding! ''Fun, hot and sexy'', my foot! Why couldn't director Steven Soderbergh who did Erin Brockovich have chosen American bodybuilder John Safar as the leading role? At least that beefy hunk's actually a real hottie!
The only moral of this story is that stripping is a very sleazy job. These men were basically selling their own bodies to those women while getting paid! It's more about debauchery! What sort of people would degrade themselves just to earn a ton of moolah?
Magic Mike's a total sham, a contemptible failure! Who does Channing Tatum think he's fooling in his Tweet, informing internet users they'll be working on a sequel to the first Magic Mike movie? Dream on!