I didn’t go into Magic Mike XXL expecting to see a blockbuster masterpiece, but I did go into it expecting to see some of my favorite, fun actors dance and act goofy. I have to say that I absolutely had a blast watching this film. I know a lot of people overthink the movie, and say that the men are too old to dance. Maybe they are too old to dance in the real world, but this was a Hollywood comedy, and I think if you were to go just to laugh then you picked a winner. I know I did.
The cast is a lot better than most people want to admit to. Channing Tatum can do no wrong in my eyes since he did the 21 Jump Street films with Jonah Hill, and played a great role in the psychological thrilller called Side Effects. Joe Manganeillo was great in it too, and I don’t care if he is older; I wish I was in the shape that he is now. They were both very funny in it, and their roles were something that both straight men and women can appreciate. The female cast should not go unmentioned though either.
Crystal Hunt is the 30 year old blonde bombshell that plays Lauren in the film. This women is stunning, but I am a sucker for the “All American Girl” look, and Crystal is the poster girl for it. She does not have a very large filmography though, but she does stay very busy and productive in film. She’s listed as the executive producer on an upcoming horror movie. Horror is without a doubt my favorite genre, and I think it takes a lot of guts to diversify like that, and to throw a lot of money at a risky genre like horror. All in all, I think we are all going to be seeing a long and interesting career from her.
Go to Magic Mike XXL for the easy laughs and comedy, and stay because the whole thing is filled with easy laughs and comedy. I loved it, and I think my money was well spent. I can name a 100 movies that I wish I could get my money back for and Magic Mike XXL isn’t even a consideration for that list.