Written June 30, 2012
I was pumped to go see this movie and thought it would be amazing but of course the plot is absolutely absurd. They ranted and raved about this movie and let me down. I love Mathew but hated his character. Don't waste your money.
Written July 03, 2012
Awful, awful, awful, awful, awful. Have I mentioned that it was awful? Boring, poorly acted, and disappointing. Not nearly enough of the dancing scenes, which were the only, and I mean only good parts. Don't waste your money.
Written July 01, 2012
Ladies, don't get me wrong, the men and the dancing were awesome. I could have done without the most of the plot, drug use, weird women, and suggested group sex. It also could have ended better. No happily ever after here. Also Kevin Nash was a stripper in this, except he can't dance at all. They hid him in the back like no one would notice. Much respect the man's career, but out of place in this movie. They just should have had the men dance for 1 1/2 hours. :)
Written July 08, 2012
I knew from the first 5 minutes that I was in trouble when they had 4 establishing shots of Tampa all done from the back back of Magic Mikes truck. Shot from the right side, shot from the left side. Now another shot from the right. For good measure another shot from the left.
I don't know if it was supposed to be boring and mechanical as a critique of stripping?
Channing Tatum was charming and can dance. I would watch him read the phone book, it they still printed those.
If you must see this movie, wait till it is on DVD so you can forward through all the stupid shots of people walking into a scene.
2 and 1/2 hours and it was boring. I love Steven Soderbergh by the way. I didn't get if he was trying to say something with this. I did get a couple of chuckles, but it was when the rest of the theater was gasping.
I just don't see this as a mall movie. It needed to be tightened up!
Written July 11, 2012
Matthew looks old in this movie. The love story was cute. The dancing was great, it made my girlfriends and I want to go to Vegas to find a real live show like this one. The ending came as a surprise to everyone in the theatre, came so quick and unexpected, bad ending. Some friends did not like the sex, threesomes and drugs but that just depends on the person some like that type of excitement in their lives some don't, guess what I thought? This movie is not for kids, don't take your mom either. A couple of women brought their spouses to see it, only 2 men in the house-not a good idea, this is a chick flick.