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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Movie Thoughts: Magic Mike

Posted by Irish in Movie Thoughts3 Comments

Title: Magic Mike (official site)

Tag Line: NA
Release Date: 29 June 2012
Rating: R
Runtime:  110 min
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Series or Standalone: Standalone 
Where Seen: Movie Theater
Production Company: Nick Wechsler Productions
Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director(s): Steven Soderbergh
Writer(s): Reid Carolin
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

This movie had a plot. A serious one too. I wasn’t expecting that based on the trailers that I had seen. Overall, Magic Mike, was an odd mix of comedy and drama and the two rarely meshed well. Not to mention the fact that the dialogue was just bad and almost cringe worthy at times. The bad dialogue lead to some bad acting and to a few WTF-ery type moments. Then there were the scenes in the strip club that just had my friends and I laughing. With the exception of that one scene at the end with Matthew McConaughey that was a tad bit terrifying.
I wasn’t expecting much from Magic Mike but I did want to be entertained and in the end this one just didn’t fully do that for me. The scenes that were overly dramatic and serious just pulled my attention away from other moments in the movie. The bad acting was laughable and I expected more based on the cast who are all pretty experienced in Hollywood. I also didn’t expect that this movie was loosely based on the experiences of Channing Tatum before he became an actor. 
Overall, I think that if you are interested in this one that you should wait until its out on DVD. Or if you do go to the theatre then drink a cocktail or two before hand.

3 Responses to “Movie Thoughts: Magic Mike”

  1. bermudaonion

    I did know that Tatum was a stripper before he became an actor – that’s probably why he’s not that good at acting. I’ll skip this one.

  2. .Ambur.

    I knew this was loosely based on Channing Tatum’s experiences, too. I remember hearing about it when the movie was first mentioned.

    I totally didn’t expect so much plot either, and I completely agree about the dialogue. It was so awkward for the most part…especially whenever Brooke (The Kid’s sister) was around. I don’t think it was horrible, but yeah, I agree. I expected to be entertained more. I did think lots of it were hilarious though….and at least for the most part, the guys all looked good. 😉 lol