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Friday, 29 June 2012

Movie Review: Magic Mike

Magic Mike

Wow I am conflicted about this... it's 3:20am I got back home about an hour ago from seeing the opening night of Magic Mike and after talking it out with a friend of mine on the phone I am still conflicted but she did get me to change my previous rating from a 3 star to a 4 star because well there was a lot of good in the movie. 

Some things I've come away with:
  • Channing Tatum can move
  • Channing Tatum's wife is soooooo lucky
  • Did you see Channing Tatum's eyes?  Gorgeous!  And those lips?!?  Biteable!  And I did mention the moves, right?
  • Channing Tatum is cute and adorable and just makes you want to hug him and squeeze him at times, or climb him and jump his bones at others.
  • Every single actor in that movie has a perfect ass.
  • I've outgrown my fascination with Matthew McConaughey, he was not doing it for me in this movie.
  • Where was Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello?!?!?!!?  I was cheated!!!
  • Did I already say that I am even more in love with Channing Tatum that I already was?
So the movie has a lot of eye candy, we knew that, we got a lot of that.  But ladies be prepared for one thing... You don't get as much of ALL the guys as I originally thought and expected.  Yes, I love Channing Tatum but I was expecting to see more bootie shaking from Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello than we actually saw.  I was left wanting more, a lot more, when it came to the rest of the cast.  The big surprise for me was Alex Pettyfer.  I've always thought he was cute but I walked out of there thinking he's pretty sexy.

The story?  Well call me demanding but I wanted a story as well.  And there is one, not bad.  Mike (Channing) meets Adam (Alex) at one of his many day jobs and decides to bring him in to the dark side and get him to strip.  Adam is young and all the attention and success, girls and partying goes to his head and gets him in trouble.  In the meantime, Dallas (McConaughey) is trying to move their small town act to a bigger city venue to gain more exposure.  I thought the story was good until about 90% of the movie.  See? Not bad, lots of potential.  Then the ending came around.

My friend actually looked over at me about 2 minutes before the credits started rolling and said "Wouldn't it be funny if they just end it here?" and I said "I would be pissed if they did!".  Then I looked over at the screen and the credits started rolling.  I am not happy.  And that is maybe the reason I was going with the lower rating.  No, this has nothing to do with what I've seen other reviewers say about the story getting deep and emotional.  I wanted that!  I just didn't want to be left with so many balls hanging in the air and not really knowing where any of them would land.  And then my other issue was... "Was there supposed to be romance in this movie?" Because apparently in the last few minutes it was decided that there was romance but there was no connection to me throughout the whole movie to justify that.

Rant over.  Magic Mike is still worth going to the movies and watching.  I am, as a matter of fact, watching it again tomorrow.  Really, you can't go wrong with paying to see Channing Tatum's sexy ass and those moves. My heart might've stopped a few times.


MizMaliciouz said...

I'm so jealous that you have gone to see Magic Mike already && going again tomorrow! Oh ya! && your review has made me even want to go see it even more I have come to the realization that Magic Mike would probably be an eye candy kind of movie and I'm ok with that even if the story line falls flat...They all can't be winners but they sure can be HOTTIES!!

Unknown said...

You for got about..
Channing Tatum's wife is one lucky bitch
Or was it...
I hate channing Tatum's wife.

Great review my luv

Underworld Love Addiction said...

Great review :) I'm going to see it later today. Kind of glad I didn't stay up for the midnight show.

Unknown said...

@MizMaliciouz, exactly! There's PLENTY of eye candy ;) Glad my review has you itching to go see it.

@Angela, I wasn't going to call her a bitch, I was trying to be nice and polite ;) I did mention she's lucky. Thanks!

@Underworld Love Addiction, ENJOY!!!!! Yeah, it was probably not a midnight worthy movie, but I can't complain about seeing all that hunk of male flesh before I went to bed.


Taryn @MySecretRomance said...

LOL! Nice.

So I take it you like Channing?

Unknown said...

@Taryn~ Yes!!!! Well, I've always been a little in love with him, this just is more proof of that fact ;) Can't wait to see it later!!!


Leigh said...

Thanks for the review, Francesca! I'm definitely looking forward to it tonight, but at least I know going in not to get my hopes up about certain things, although it does make me sad that there is not more of Matt and Joe. :'( that's not cool, mr. director!! Lol!

Anonymous said...

Good review. I had a great time with this flick because I loved the style that Soderbergh gave off, the energy that he had with the stripping scenes, and the story that actually took me. Also, the performances weren't too shabby, either.

Arianne said...

I love all the Channing comments. I agree that his wife is indeed very lucky. He's a great guy besides being incredibly sexy.

I'm hoping to see this movie tomorrow, or this weekend at least. Can't wait :D

Unknown said...

@Leigh, greedy aren't we? LOL Have fun!

@dtmmr, yes the energy of the stripping scenes, was ummmm breathtaking ;)

@Arianne, that has always made him even more attractive to me! Have a good time when you get to watch it!


Carole Rae said...

Can't wait to watch it! A couple of my gal pals and I are supposedly going to see it tomorrow.

Lisa W said...

It was good, but the romance was lacking. And Yes! I felt cheated to! Needed way more Matt Bomer!

Maria D. said...

Good review - though I don't think this changed my feelings about waiting for it to come out on DVD.....lol....I've been disappointed with Matthew McConaughey's movies as of late and I'm not really surprised about how little you saw of the other actors - glad to know Channing is as hot as I've always thought he was...and I'm glad to find out that Alex Pettyfer is more than just a pretty face:)

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

Thanks for the great review Fran! I so want to see this!

Landry Breaux said...

I think Channing Tautum is the hottest thing on the big screen these days & I was looking forward to this movie just like most of the women (& I'm sure a good number of men)and it started out with a bang. But I thought the fun was going to last throughout the picture. It quickly turned a bit sad & seedy. Yes there were hot guys & laughs but the mood of the movie turned. It was good, just not what I expected.

Unknown said...

@Carole, enjoy it and have a good time! It's best to go with your girlfriends ;)

@LM, lacking....talk about non-existent! LOL And poor Matt Bomer only had like three lines in the whole movie!

@Maria, great thing about DVDs is the pause and slow motion features ;)

@Megan, thanks! Hope you get to go soon!

@Landry, I'm a sucker for a true and realistic story and I felt this was it, but I agree it's not what I originally expected. For me, that was still a good thing in a certain way. And Channing... well... just no words to describe that man!


C.S. Maxwell said...

I can openly admit that I am shallow and just wanna go to see some sexy asses shake and hips wiggle and some manly bits in itty bitty speedos :)
but it does suck that at one point the movie just...ended. Bummer.
Will it stop me from going to see it? Uh...silly woman. :)
And Channing...sigh...that mans has moves that should be considered illegal in some of the 50 states. GREAT review, Francesca. Have a happy Fourth!

Kathleen O said...

I am looking forward to this movie, if only for the fact that it will be the best thrill I have had in a long time....LOL

Laurie said...

Oh man, I do want to see this! I am out of town and all my girls were going to see it! I'll make it there, even if I have to drag someone with me, LOL!