There is a lot of drug dealing in the business and many shady happening. The film shows the real life challenges of men working in the male entertainment industry while showing the viewer a classic coming of age story. Their moves well choreographed and fluid. His contribution, a graphic lap dance with an obese woman, is an embarrassment of bad taste that sets back women rights and questions the real motives of the filmmakers and this television personality's dubious career choices. Magic Mike is a film that is equal parts comedy and drama.
It's more interested in all the right moves, but there's very little reality, plot, or logic. The movie follows nineteen year old Adam, played by Alex Pettyfer, who is lost in the world after losing his college scholarship. The film just may be perfect for bachelorette parties too, but as a movie-going experience, it's limp. It makes sense since the choreographer and dancer worked on that television show. With all of its come-ons and dirty dancing and no frontal nudity , the film never satisfies its intended audience.
And you think about that and these girls have to deal with men in their lives who every day, they don't listen to them. It is directed by Steven Soderbergh and based loosely on the true life of its star, Channing Tatum. Most of the choreography by Alison Faulk is sexual gyrations and simulated sexual posing, although it is hard to tell what action is being done on stage due to the lousy editing that is too close for comfort and rarely shows off the dance moves and some of the worst photography to be seen in a major studio film: ugly, grainy, out of focus and usually shot in a dinghy yellow-brown hue. The dialog has an improvisational vibe that is incomprehensible most of the times and stilted the rest of the times. What a piece of work is man! Mike takes Adam under his wings and introduces him to the crazy world of male stripping, bringing him with him to the club where he works. He is trying to open his own furniture making business but is having difficulty because his credit is so bad. Whatever, it struck me as a sign of the times.
Adam proves to be a natural at stripping so Mike encourages him to become a professional male stripper. Surprisingly, Steven Soderbergh mishandled both duties. Only this time around, the sleaze is on slow-boil and the meat has been tenderized for consumption. The film attempts to show the real-life atmosphere of working in a male strip club but adding in the drama and excitement of the illegal underworld. Mike, played by Channing Tatum, becomes somewhat of an older brother figure to Adam. While Adam is expanding his world, Mike is trying to leave the stripping industry.
Sex is for sale once again in this sequel. However the strangest part of the film is a tawdry cameo by Michael Strahan of sports and talk show fame. But especially without Dallas at the helm, the troupe members are. They don't ask them what they want. The film lacks any subtlety or good taste with its groping and in-your-crotch shots. It contains risqué scenes, drug use, and swearing.
This version has become a road movie as Mike Channing Tatum and his buddies, known as the Kings of Tampa, deciding to relive their glory days by putting on one last show, an encore performance to go out in style at a stripper convention in Myrtle Beach. The first installment tried to show the dirty side of the sex-for-sale business, with its sleazy show biz world on display. His ex-troupe, the Kings of Tampa, minus who was their boss, Dallas, stop off in Tampa from their current home base in Miami on a road trip to a stripper convention in Myrtle Beach. In brief: The filmmakers can adjust their junk the best they can, but junk is still junk, no matter the size. Adam gets a job at a construction site where he soon meets Mike. This is pure or impure fantasy, totally devoid of any reality.
Mike shows him his other life, making a lot of money working nights as a male stripper with the stage name Magic Mike. Do you see how many girls I meet every day? Also adding little to the film except for a winning smile and nice set of abs are Adam Rodriguez as Tito and comedian Gabriel Iglesias in the role as an unfunny stooge named Tobias. The film's salaciousness overpowers any fun. Written by Quotes : When I started this, I thought I'd, um, I thought I'd hate it. Adding to this debacle are the wasted talents of Addie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks, Amber Heard, and Jada Pinkett Smith. Much of the drama in the film takes place at the Xquisite Strip Club.
. It's been three years since Tampa based Mike Lane transitioned from the life of a stripper - his stage name being Magic Mike - to his dream of starting his own custom furniture business, those three years mixed in terms of the goods and bads for him personally. Adam begins to get caught up in the stripping lifestyle, experimenting a lot with drugs and women. The non-direction is the main reason for this erectile dysfunction of a movie. Magic Mike centers on the world of male stripping. Tatum, who really can dance, Matt Bomer who tries to develop his ill-gotten pretty boy role, and the charismatic Joe Manganiello who truly looks the part, the others boy toys just mill around bonding and getting high or drunk. The current troupe members start to have their own dreams about their futures in being with Mike, while Mike has his own envy of his friends in his current life not being everything he hoped it would be.