Wednesday, 29 July 2015

MAGIC MIKE XXL (2015)

Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance. -- IMDB

Has to be the worst movie of the year so far. It's pointless, poorly acted, absolutely no character development, boring and superficial dialogue, gratuitous sexual allusions - a total waste of time and money. The first movie was at least average. This one truly swims at the bottom of the barrel. One strip dance was reasonably clever - at the end of the movie. But, overall, this movie is demeaning to women despite its occasional attempts to sound as if it isn't. But when men talk about exalting women and valuing them, it pretty much comes down to them being submissive sex objects. How any well known actor (and there are some in it) could put their names to such a woeful attempt at entertainment is beyond me. The whole thing is incredibly stupid. If you really need to have another dose of male stripping, go and rent the first one and watch it again - at least it had a coherent story and some decent characters.

Half a star - I rate this low so rarely I don't have an image for it!

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