Movie Review: MAGIC MIKE XXL

By: Dani

Movies iconI know what you’re thinking. Magic Mike XXL doesn’t really fall into the typical realm of SisterGeeks, but I beg to differ. Magic Mike XXL is full of very hot and barely clothed men dancing for the enjoyment of women, and since we are all about girl power here at SG, this puts it in every girl’s realm. Geeky or not geeky. So this weekend I, as a “woman, hear me roar,” indulged in some pure objectification of the male species. And it was wonderful. Magic Mike XXL delivered 100% in the hot and steamy department. The movie is set three years after the original and follows Mike Lane and the guys as they take a road trip to Myrtle Beach, SC for the annual male strippers’ convention. Um, does this convention actually exist? Because I am quite upset that I don’t know anything about it! You know what I will be Googling later! During the trip, which is being made in a food truck that sells fro-yo, the guys encounter everything from a beach party, to a drag show, and even a group of middle-aged Southern women looking for some more spice in their lives. Besides our Kings of Tampa, there are quite a few familiar faces that pop up throughout the movie including Michael Strahan, Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Twitch, and Elizabeth Banks. (SN: WTF is up with those realtor.com commercials with Elizabeth Banks!?! “An emperor of escrow!” I just can’t.) Jada Pinkett Smith plays a pretty badass character named Rome that had just about the best idea ever. She owns and runs a mansion where women pay a fee to come in and be entertained by very attractive men. Seriously, does this stuff exist?? ‘Cuz I am so there.

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Everyone knows that you don’t go see Magic Mike XXL to enjoy the plotline, but I have to say that I really liked this plotline much more than the first one. It wasn’t stuck on a mushy romance like the first one. There was a bit of romance in this one but it was mainly about hot guys taking a road trip and occasionally taking their clothes off while they dance. It even had quite a few funny moments. And the dancing was great. Channing Tatum and Twitch (who dances for a living) are definitely the most talented dancers so they got the big dance sequence, which totally delivered! It was awesome to see some more diversity in our assortment of male entertainers as well as seeing some serenading being incorporated.

But let’s get to how incredibly hot these men are because that is what every woman in that theater was really there to see. And hot damn, they are quite beautiful men. Can we just have a moment of silence to appreciate their hotness?? Between sculpted abs, bulging biceps, and a whole lot of nothing in the clothing department, I can’t imagine any hot-blooded female (and quite a few males) not being satisfied when they walk out of the theater. So if you are on the fence about whether or not to take a night to go see Magic Mike XXL, take a look at this picture, and then grab some girlfriends and have a fun girl’s night out!

magicmikexxlHave you seen Magic Mike XXL? If so, how did you like it? If you haven’t seen it, do you plan to head to the movies to check it out? Let me know in the comments!

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