How can you turn a story of a male stripper into a major success at the box office?
First of all you deliver the plot to the crafty hands of a director such as Steven Soderbergh. Second, you choose a ridiculously hot actor named Channing Tatum as the main character and hint at the fact that the story is inspired by his real life story as a stripper. The girls will be seized!
So here we go: The plot revolves around a male stripper with a heart of gold known as Mike (Channing Tatum) who takes under his wings a young, penniless and good looking guy called Adam aka The Kid (Alex Pettyfer). Mike introduces him to the glamorous world of male stripping and to his fellows peers: Dallas, the boss played by Matthew McCounaghey, Ben (Matt Bomer), Big Dick Richie (Joe Manganiello), Tito (Alex Rodriguez) and Tarzan (Kevin Nash). The Kid (aka Adam, aka Alex Pettyfer) soon finds out the best and worst sides of the job.
Designed to arouse women, the movie doesn’t offer more than the astonishing dance performances of Channing Tatum. The story line is sometime too slow and dull with no interesting turning points. Warning, what follows is a spoiler! The Kid loses himself in the sinful environment and Tatum finally gets the girl after being used and left heartbroken. Predictable and pointless, you will be left slightly disappointed by the clever director of Erin Brockovich, Out of Sight and the Ocean’s trilogy.
Magic Mike is released on Blu-ray and DVD on the 26th November
We recommend you rent it rather than buy it!