You’d be living under a rock if you hadn’t seen at least one commercial, trailer, or preview for the new movie “Magic Mike.” It’s just about on during every commercial break on every television station, so it’s pretty hard to miss. Besides it’s one commercial that most girls don’t bother turning off. Hello abs!
“Magic Mike” is the new film staring Channing Tatum. By watching the trailer or commercials you’d assume that this movie was just about male strippers and while sure that is a good portion of the movie, it’s not everything. The movie actually focuses a lot on Mike’s (Channing Tatum) life outside of stripping. It even goes into detail as to why he became a stripper in the first place.
Many people who go to see this film, might not exactly get what they expect. Sure, there is plenty of male stripping, but there is a lot more to it than just that. This upset some people, while it made others quite happy. Plus, the movie is pretty lengthy. It’s 110 minutes long, which is just ten minutes under two hours. Some people loved this, while others hated it.
All in all, I personally was a fan of the movie. Granted it wasn’t the greatest movie I’ve ever seen, but it wasn’t terrible! I actually liked the fact that there was a lot more to it than just stripping. Mike was struggling with jobs, money, and pursuing his dreams just like another other typical person, which made him much more believable. He was falling in love, getting in trouble, making mistakes, and having fun. It made the whole movie much more realistic and much more enjoyable to watch, at least for me.
The fact that Channing Tatum got to be extra adorable while talking to his love interest and we got to see his beautiful body on the big screen a few times was just an added bonus. Plus, we can’t forget Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Adam Rodriguez. They too were looking quite good in this new film.
If you’re looking for a film solely about male stripping, you might be a little dissapointed. If you’re looking for a film with no male stripping at all, then once again you will be disspointed. But if you’re looking for a film with a little bit of male stripping, a bit of an actual story, and whole lot of beautiful Channing Tatum, then this movie is definitely for you!