Magic Mike XXL – Review

Magic Mike XXL – Budget of $14.8 million – 1 hour 55 minutes

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Magic Mike XXL
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Magic Mike XXL starts with Mike successfully leaving the world of adult entertainment and starting a custom furniture design business.  Currently, its a 2 man operation but he is getting steady work and is living his dream.  Or at least he thinks he is, until he get a call from Tarzan.  That call leads to a crazy road trip from Miami to Myrtle beach for the 2015 Stripper Convention.  The 5 guy decide this will be their last ride … dance.

During this trip, mostly into Mike’s past, you learn each guy has their dream beyond the stage.  Tarzan is an artist.  Big Dick Richie wants love.  Ken wants to be an actor/singer.  Tito wants to make artisan frozen yogurt in a roach coach with Tobias.  You get a feeling that each guy is missing something that dancing will never provide.  After learning of these dreams, Mike decides the team needs new routines that reflect their desires, not just the personas Dallas provided in the 1st film.  Although Mike’s idea is meet with resistance, the team agrees.  The final dance is created and displays each dream at the Convention.

This movie steps outside the box by making the background characters, in the first movie, the focal points in the sequel. Magic Mike XXL isn’t a rehash of the first, ,but a coming-to-age/male-bonding movie with stripping.  Since this is a road trip, most of the dancing is not in a strip club.  The removal of the strip club, allows the dancing to go to the next level.  Now this movie does pander to women more by saying “You are all beautiful”, “You deserve to be worshiped”, etc. It will provide you guys with some great pick up lines.  And ladies, you won’t care about the plot line once you see the guys … dancing.

So for the first time ever, I will provide 2 ratings

For guys: 2 out of 5 – see it matinee to pick up single women and pick up lines

For ladies: 4 out of 5 – see the picture above

How much for the Cheetos and water? – Big Dick Richie

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