MMXXL didn't wanted for a sec to be something huge,with fake expectations and cuz of that this flick works so fuckin great.A ridiculously,truly funny story that jumps three years after the events of the first movie.Things have changed,some characters have disappeared but those have been replaced inspired with several new interesting characters. Very energetic,great soundtrack/acting...pure(male) enterteiment. 9/10
I can say more about the mechanics and craftsmanship than the actual story it's telling. The film goes for a 70's anamorphic look with noticeable bokeh. The dancing is spectacular and the cinematography by Soderbergh is top-notch. Besides that, it is what it is.
One of the most fun films I've seen lately. I thought the first one was garbage, trying to remain funny and dramatic at the same time, but this one just went all in on the entertainment level. Story-wise this was pretty mediocre, as expected, but the dance scenes and soundtrack were just amazing. I'm not even ashamed to give this 4 stars.
This film has a far less interesting storyline than the original and suffers from some sloppy directing, but all is redeemed by Tatum's charm and incredible dancing (he is truly a delight to watch). It's a good time, but not a great movie. MAGIC MIKE XXL could have done without the Amber Heard character and subplot and greater focus on the relationship between the dudes.
Magic Mike XXL is a classic example of a film which knows exactly what its audience wants and when to give it to them. Soderberg's touch is felt in the shot design and editing, both smart and functional as always. Best scene is the gas station Backstreet Boys dance. Classic. And Matt Bomer sure is easy on the eyes. I found myself laughing a lot and joining in with all the straight women clapping. Very fun indeed!