Comedy Drama Musical - This sequel to the hit male stripper-themed film of 2012 is a lot
lighter in terms of tone and plot and story content. Virtually all
of the main cast of the first film, including Channing Tatum, is back
though Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer fans may be disappointed
that they are the two major absentees this time around. There is
very minimal actual nudity but there is a lot of graphic, scantily
clad sexy dancing in the film as well as nonstop language and sex
talk, making this not for kids. Women are the target audience, as
was the case with the first film.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; over 30 S-words; 3 GD's; many others. SEX/NUDITY: A lot of graphic sexy dancing and unrelated nudity. VIOLENCE: A hit. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, drugs. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Constant banter and wisecracks, some physical gags, most sex-related.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Below Average Mike's final number is inventive in an artistic way but isn't a big crowd pleaser. It causes one to wonder on the way out whether XXL should have been XXS.
Roger EbertFull Review Good This is a two-and-a-half star picture, bumped up to three because it's so structurally and tonally unusual, and so likable, but if you're mainly looking to watch nearly naked guys dance, it's four stars, maybe five, or ten, depending.
NY PostFull Review Good The dance routines are so hilariously spectacular — and the film is such good-naturedly inclusive fun — that you may not miss the absence of anything resembling dramatic conflict in what's close to a feature-length concert film.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 69 moviegoers:
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: All the females LOVED "MAGIC MIKE XXL."
ADULTS: The 8 males all loved "Magic Mike" but only 60% of the ladies loved it. Of the remaining 20% a few rated it "above average," but most felt it was just an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at
the top of his game, finds the remaining Kings of Tampa
likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning
down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with
legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them.
On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and
Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys
learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.