Magic Mike XXL Movie Review #MagicMikeXXL

Magic Mike XXL Review #MagicMikeXXL

After watching the first Magic Mike, I have been impatiently waiting for the second. Starring Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, and many more attractive men including my personal favorite – Joe Manganiello, Magic Mike XXL follows the infamous “male entertainers” as they combine forces once again to take part in a convention at Myrtle Beach.

Magic Mike XXL Review

The Good…
Firstly, I have to say that I like the female cast in Magic Mike XXL much better than that of the first one. In the first one, I thought the lead female role was played by someone who was not only a poor actor, but also quite awkward. When you are in a movie surrounded by semi-naked dancing men, awkward is the last thing you can be LOL. In Magic Mike XXL, they added a group of female actors that are more well known such as Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell, and Elizabeth Banks. Also, they cast the gorgeous Amber Heard to play the female role. I think she did a wonderful job.

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Now for the best part – the dancing. I thought the dance scenes were really good in this movie. The makers got a bit more, um, creative. Although I enjoyed the dance scenes a lot, I will say this: I felt like in Magic Mike XXL the dance scenes for most of the men were quite short and rushed aside from Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello. One of my friends that went to see this with me was quite disappointed in that because she is a huge fan of Matt Bomer.

I also liked that they added men and women of color into Magic Mike XXL as well. When seeing the first movie, I heard quite a few people complain that for the most part, the men are either white or light skinned so I am glad that the makers of Magic Mike XXL did a great job of adding a wide variety of color this time. I could tell a lot of people were pleased by that.

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The Bad…
One thing that I have heard many complaints about is the disappearing of characters. For instance the characters played by Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, and Cody Horn all disappeared without any real explanation. I thought that having Alex’s character dissolved was kind of odd since he ended up being a pretty big role in the first one.

Final Thoughts…
All things aside, I really enjoyed Magic Mike XXL. I hope they continue to make these movies, but based on this one it seems like they may not. Throughout the movie, the men kept saying things like “one last time” that implied that there might not be another movie. Oh well, a girl can dream!

Have You Seen Magic Mike XXL? What Did You Think?

About Amber

Amber is a college student and avid fashionista. Amber loves all things beauty and fashion and spends her time reading and thinking about Channing Tatum.


  1. I haven’t seen Magic Mike XXL and I don’t recall the first one either. I’ve got to change that after watching the trailer lol. Thank you so much for sharing, I’ll be watching for this movie and I can’t wait to see it.

  2. I don’t expect much from the movie itself, but I’m sure it’ll be a fun/funny girls night!

  3. I admit I only want to go see this movie for the dancing. I am super excited to see “Twitch” from SYTYCD in it.
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  4. I enjoyed the first one. I can’t wait to see this one, I have yet to but plan on it the second I can get my hands on it when its out on video!
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  5. haha i heard this one was better than the first! way more stripping!

  6. I have not seen this movie yet. but my sister couldn’t stop talking about it after she saw it. She loves Channing Tatum.

  7. I have not heard of these movies before until recently. Looks very provocitive!
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  8. They got rid of Matthew?? Oh No … from your review it sounds like it was ok .. I was hoping that it would off the charts but i guess I’ll have to watch it for myself
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  9. This sounds like a really fun movie! I did like the first one and it’ll be great to see the new dance numbers.
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  10. The first Magic Mike was so much fun, I can’t wait to see this one, too. Great girls’ night out!
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  11. Joe Manganiello is one of my favorites too! I saw the first one, haven’t seen this one yet but I want to
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  12. I was definitely not a fan of MM1 but this one was great. Loved the dance scenes and it was funny too!
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  13. It sure wouldn’t hurt my feelings to watch this movie. Some friends of mine saw it and really enjoyed it.
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  14. My Best Friend and I went to this movie last weekend. It was so fun. Made us want to get up and dance!
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  15. Did not see the first MM movie but I know friends are planning to head out to see this and are so excited!
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  16. Thanks for sharing your honest review! Trying to convince my husband to go see this with me, but he’s not having it! 😉 I enjoyed the first one.
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  17. I’ve never seen MM, but thanks for your review! Maybe I’ll see them one day!
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  18. I want to see this. Love the trailer and I am one to watch the dancing. lol

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