“Ahhhh”, “Oh My Gosh”, and “Woooooo” are just some of the utterances that come out of theater goers mouths as they watch the new Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s 11, Contagion) directed dramedy Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum in a movie that is loosely based on his life as a stripper before he started acting in Hollywood. Tatum plays Mike a veteran dancer, who takes a kid (Alex Pettyfer; I Am Number 4) under his wing and schools him in the art of partying, picking up women, and making easy money while working at the Club Xquisite.
No one is going to this movie for its plot. This movie is all about the man candy that is Tatum plus Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Matthew McConaughey (A Time To Kill, Lincoln Lawyer), Matt Bomer (White Collar), and Adam Rodriguez (CSI:Miami). There is a plot there though. It starts off as all fun and games until things take a slightly darker turn in the middle. The acting is also not shall I say horrible. Tatum, while extremely cheesy and over the top with his dance movies has had major growth with his acting since we first saw him Coach Carter. He’s still not the best actor but I can always applaud improvement.
Go out and see Magic Mike. Make it a night out, get liquored up and loose and then head to the theater for some laughs and squeals and don’t take it too seriously.