Magic Mike XXL

Say it Rah-shay By Jul 01, 2015 7 Comments


Let’s be frank…Magic Mike XXL ain’t winning no film awards. I mean unless there is an award for best hip gyrating which I admit I may have missed because the Oscars is a really long ceremony and I never am able to watch it from start to finish. Any who, what you need to know is that Magic Mike XXL is all about beautiful men moving their beautiful bodies in ways that doesn’t seem physically possible and having a ball while doing it.

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In this sequel to 2012’s Magic Mike (DVD) title character Mike Lane (Channing Tatum) finds himself drawn back into the world of male exotic dancing, a world he left to pursue his fantasy of selling his furniture creations. A chance reunion with his former dance crew, the Kings of Tampa (minus Dallas and the kid from “I am Number Four”) , makes Mike realize that he really misses that dance life and he heads off to the stripper convention with the crew for one last hurrah.

Stripping is just a day job for the other members of the Kings; this movie shares a bit more about their real dreams (which, spoiler alert, is foreshadowing for their convention winning routines). Tarzan (Kevin Nash) is an artist; Ken (Matt Bomer) is an actor; Tito (Adam Rodriguez) is a chef (specifically, an ice-cream and frozen-yogurt guru; he sells from the truck they travel to the convention in—which Tarzan painted—during the summer); Tobias (Gabriel Iglesias) is a DJ; and Richie (Joe Manganiello) is  a romantic who just wants to find the right woman and get married.

There are some surprises. Jada Pinkett-Smith joins the cast as Rome, a promoter who has a past with Mike. Jada is always good and she does play Boss Lady well. I loved that Jada’s Rome shared the message that women were queens worthy of feeling good about themselves sand taking the shame out of watching fine male dancers.


I did find the movie a bit long; at times I thought the XXL stood for extra extra long but all in all it was a fun girls night out and fun escape for a few hours.



Magic Mike XXL is in theaters now. Purchase your tickets now. Don’t Get sold out!


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  1. Lori Felix says:

    Magic Mike XXL is on my list of movies to see this summer. I liked the first movie so I’m sure this one will be good too. Which movie did you prefer?

  2. Amanda says:

    I’ve not seen any of the Magic Mike movies. But it does sound like a fun girls night.

  3. Joanne Greco says:

    I haven’t see any of the Magic Mike movies but some of my friends have and they loved them! He’s quite the hottie isn’t he?

  4. sachacreate says:

    I’m glad you posted this review. I went to the movies yesterday. And my sister suggested this movie and I was so turned off by the previews i said no, But now I might give it a try to see Jada play the boss lady roll.

  5. I really want to go and see this in the theatres this weekend! Thanks for the recommendation!

  6. sheenatatum says:

    I haven’t seen any of the Magic Mike movies. I usually watch movies with my husband so I don’t know how he’d feel about this one, hahaha!

  7. PK says:

    I’m going to make myself watch all that hip gyrating they will do in this movie.LOL I saw the first one and it actually had a pretty good storyline, I just hope they have a good story line for XXL.

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