Let the boys tease you up! This film was primed to tickle imaginations as director Steven Soderbergh brings us a modern world of male strippers, their lives and challenges. This film inspired by lead star Channing Tatum's real life follows Tatum's character Mike as he takes in a young dancer (Alex Pettyfer) under his wings and teaches him everything about the business of stripping, partying and making money.
The film was set into a spicy mood with all the hot men around - Tatum, Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. It was like a Chippendales movie experience but with more heart and emotions. The conflict that arises with Tatum and Pettyfer's character combined with a budding friendship/special tie with The Kid's sister combines a mind-jolting emotional ride. Not as emotionally intense as most drama is, Magic Mike still could provide a tear or two.
The strength of this film is with its fun dance number and sequences where of course a meat fest is on with all the guys doing their stuff trying to seduce the audiences. It is a basic storyline of someone wanting to get out of his current life but the difference in here was how the conflicts present themselves to the characters putting a test to their strengths, faith and beliefs. Another key improvement shown here is Channing's acting. Gone are the days of his mumblings and comes out a very good portrayal. And how could we forget how hot he is.
This one's not the best but enough to tickle senses. 4 out of 5 popcorns.