Retired male stripper Magic Mike (Channing Tatum) decides to help his friends put on one last show, as the crew embark on a road trip to Myrtle Beach to perform at an exotic-dance convention. Along the way, they brighten the lives of several women, including an aspiring photographer (Amber Heard) and a diva (Jada Pinkett Smith) from Mike's past.~Violet LeVoit
Magic Mike XXL is a weaker entry to its predecessor. While it still has its charm of its characters the plot seems a bit stiff. If only Soderberg would have directed this sequel we might have had a somewhat better outcome. Still full of fun and laughs...and a whole lot of eye candy.
I have never seen Magic Mike. But a friend of mine (who had never seen the first one) recommended this because she loved it, so I gave it a shot. If there had actually been a decent strong plot, I would have given this 5 stars. The dance scenes are decent enough. Truth be told, some people should have been "left out" of the production. They are still an absolutely cannot dance. But whatever... Channing and Joe alone are worth the purchase!
Magic Mike XXL picks up a couple of years after the time that the first movie left off. (I would definitely recommend watching the first one prior to this one) This movie has all of the heat that I was hoping for in the first movie. The story line is a little choppy at times, but definitely better than the first movie. Joe Manganiello and Jada Pinkett Smith were both amazing in this movie. I would highly recommend this to any Magic Mike fan.
I saw Magic Mike XXL in the theaters and had to own it. It's just a great time for a bunch of women to get together and watch. While the first 30min or so are tedious, except for Tatum's Pony routine, keep watching because the dancing gets better and really that's what matters in these movies.
My girlfriend loves these movies, so she wanted me to watch them. This one is good, with lots of funny parts and some really good dancing sections. The movie definitely focuses more on the stripping. Channing Tatum puts on another good performance, and shows that he has real comedic chops.
I was amazed at the cast. Andie McDowell and Jada Pinkett Smith? Wow. I preferred the 1st movie but this was a good movie. I was disappointed that in the finale, Channing didn't have a solo dance. I expected he would being the star of the film. The dancing was so captivating.