Last weekend, I went to the movies with my good friend Pam and we saw *blush* Magic Mike. Haha! It’s a critically acclaimed movie… NOT,  haha! But we were in a very crappy mood cause of the crappy seats we got for the Maroon 5 concert so we needed to do something fun and what better way to make you feel better than to watch handsome hot guys strut their stuff and gyrate their hips into your hearts, right??

Magic Mike is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. The same guy who directed Ocean’s 11, 12, 13 (with the star studded cast including Brad Pitt and George Clooney among others) and Erin Brockovich (the one with Julia Roberts). Anywho, this movie stars Channing Tatum as Mike, an “entrepreneur” by day and a male stripper by night known as Magic Mike. Early on in the movie, we got acquainted with Channing’s, erm, butt. Anyway, the movie is basically about Mike and he’s other stripper friends. In the beginning of the story, he meets Adam (played by Alex Pettyfer) in the site where he does his roofing job (he has a lot of businesses).  This Adam guy is a college drop out who lives off his sister’s couch. The movie revolved around how Mike introduced Adam into the crazy world of male strippers and how Adam got kinda lost for a bit in the craziness of it all and was saved by Mike because he promised Adam’s sister, Brooke (played by Cody Horn), that he’s got Adam’s back. It also came to a point where Mike felt empty and alone and wanted to be more than just a male stripper. He also had a falling out with the club owner/friend Dallas (played by Matthew McConaughey).

So there, that’s basically the gist of the story. If you’re gonna watch it, please leave your high standards outside the cinema because I think it’s just a movie full of eye candy but lacks the depth of a story (naks! dume-depth pa daw talaga ko. haha!) just like how some people described the movie “Sucker Punch”. Also, it was sort of bitin. The story’s main conflict I think was Adam’s involvement with the drug dealers and Mike’s need to find, i dunno, meaning in his life, i guess. In the end, Mike saved Adam from drug dealers by simply paying off a debt. Adam got away with it without even a small scratch. Mike then left the stripper life. Adam took his place in the show and Mike hooked up with his sister and that was the end of it.

I was a little disappointed though, because Matt Bomer – who is actually the reason why I wanted to see it – didn’t have as much screen time as I would’ve liked but Channing Tatum’s abs made up for that so it’s all good. Here’s some Do’s and Don’ts before you watch Magic Mike:

DO:

1. Watch it with your girlfriends. The best way to bond with your gal pals is to watch em boys shake what their mommas gave em!

2. Prepare yourself to see a lot of skin. And I mean A LOOOT of skin. Matthew McConaughey was practically topless for the most parts of the movie.

DON’T:

1. Bring your boyfriends. They might feel inadequate especially after they see Big Dick Richie’s (Joe Manganiello) routine.

2. Bring your parents or children to see it. It is not, and I repeat NOT a family movie. I don’t know if people weren’t informed but we saw a family of 5 enter the movie house. I wonder how the parents will explain the movie to their kids. I dunno maybe they thought it was a spin off from Harry Potter or something.

Over all, we had fun and was laughing hard when the movie finished. Again, don’t expect too much. It’s not Oscar-worthy but it’s a good pick-me-up movie for those who’re feeling crappy. 🙂

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