Today, I want to talk about the magic…
The magic that is MAGIC MIKE.
And by that, I don’t mean to gush on that this is the best movie of all time or anything crazy like that. If broken down to plot, storyline, acting, dialogue, it was a solid movie with some awkward acting in places, but it was good.
That wasn’t the magic. 🙂
The magic lies in there FINALLY being an eye-candy movie for women.
Face it, many many movies have the T&A for guys, that we have gotten so accustomed to, we sit through it not even thinking twice about it. We probably haven’t had anything to get excited about since the volleyball scene in Top Gun!
And that’s been a while…
So yes…the lines at the theaters that wrap around and out the door? The screen rooms full of women and maybe 2 or 3 brave men? It’s all justified. We finally have something to get hyped up over!! Hey, if movies like that came out more often, it wouldn’t be such a novelty…but alas, they don’t. So it is.
And if you’ve never been to a LeBare or Chippendale or other male burlesque show, this is pretty true to form… except with better looking men. LOL. I’ve been once for a bachelorette party, and they weren’t this good. 🙂
Now, I will say that I was surprised at just how much the R rating was pushed. Kind of R++++++++ in my opinion, LOL. It was racier than I expected, very hot, very sexy, and went a little dark toward the end, which was another surprise. The trailers show all the upbeat stuff, so you don’t expect to travel the seedier, darker side of that world. But that’s okay, that’s keeping it real.
It’s also very funny, with some gems in the dialogue that made me laugh out loud several times. Channing Tatum has the most of these, and this makes his character very charming. And the guy can move! Holy smokes…*fans self*
I will say that I was surprised that Joe Manganiello wasn’t used more.
Barely had speaking parts, he was just one of the dancers, and I kept waiting for him to have a bigger role.
Matthew M. was fabulous. Crazy, a little psycho, and still sexy as a former stripper/bar owner/a little washed up and jaded but still has it.
but this (below) was a look he should never ever go with again…
I didn’t quite get the old guy that barely moved around. I know they were trying to show how guys stay in it forever, but my God I thought it was Mickey Rourke at first, that’s how bad he looked. LOL.
So have you seen the movie? What did you think? Who did you go with? And who was your favorite? 🙂