Synopsis: A veteran male stripper, Magic Mike, takes a newbie under his guidance and ushers him into the fast life of a male stripper.
Thoughts: Where’s my dollar bills? Glad this is an ensemble cast. He needs his ass beat!
Reasoning: Alright, not going to lie, from the moment I heardChanning Tatum was doing a movie that would require him to be booty-butt naked the majority of the time, I immediately pre-ordered my ticket before production could have its wrap party.
The entire time I sub-conciously kept thinking, “where’s my dollar bills” as I reached for a wallet in the theater… several times.
Alright, I’ll actually start the review now. No doubt Channing Tatum’s acting chops has improved leaps and bounds, in fact it’s safe to say that he’s a descent actor now. With that said, I’m glad that he was surrounded by other good to great actors who gave solid performances e.g. Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer and Olivia Munn. I would give Channing Tatum more credit if he hadn’t halfway botched his performance during his “Oscar Moment,” (a major dramatic moment to show off the actor’s chops) when his character was questioning rather he truly wanted to keep stripping at his age.
The plot was well execute, I just wanted to see Alex Pettyfer’s character get his ass beat for being a jerk. Channing Tatum’s character could’ve at least punched him in the head for having to cover his debt, regardless of the insincere apology that Alex Pettyfer’s character gave him while guzzling a margarita.
Theater Reaction: The theater was chock-full of women. I’m pretty sure I actually saw a few stay-at-home moms and grandmas waving dollar bills.
Conclusion: Buy The Ticket!
— Mike Martingano (Channing Tatum)