MAGIC MIKE XXL

★★★

Starring Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Jada Pinkett Smith
2015 / 115 Minutes / Warner Bros.

There’s a lot less magic and excitement built around this than its predecessor. Could this be another summer sequel this year that no one asked for? I enjoyed the first movie a lot for many reasons and all those reasons felt pretty flat this time. The first movie wasn’t built around a huge plot, but at least there was one. This time around the story is so thin and boring that you’re just begging them to hurry up, stop talking and just strip already. The supporting cast also comes off very different this time around. Whereas the last movie they were just told to stand around and look pretty, this time they are almost given too much of a role. Joe Manganiello, who does have the best scene in the movie which takes place in a convenient store, seems like a totally different character than the one he played in the first one. I’m probably just being picky and should be less worried about the story and dialogue and just sit back and enjoy the show… which I did. The movie is still entertaining mostly and much more funny this time around, however it’s the boring scenes that left me wanting the movie to end sooner.

It’s not as good as the first one, but it really tried hard and I commend it for that and again as weak as it is… it was fun to watch, but I’m done I don’t need to see anymore of these.

Grade  C+

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