Courtlin’s Resolution Movie List – Week 26
I hit the movie theater this weekend to see a new release and I just HAVE to talk about it!
I know I said I was going to watch an older movie this past week, but I just couldn't resist! Last week's movie was none other than Magic Mike XXL (2015).
All I have to say is WOW. This movie BLEW MY MIND. The dialogue was just ok, the acting was just ok, but the DANCING was WOW. Ladies, if you're interested in beautiful men singing and dancing and showing off their abs, this is the movie for you!
I have to say that I actually liked this one more than the first. In the first movie they tried really hard to focus on a serious plot and issues like drug overdoses, which killed some of the vibe. But this one was, for the most part, very light-hearted. There were some really cheesy and boring parts that seemed to drag on, but I tried not to focus on those parts. This time around I think the writers kind of understood that people don't come to see these movies for a great script and an award-winning storyline. WE COME TO WATCH MEN BE HOT. I also really like the cast in this movie (sorry Matthew McConaughey)! Amber Heard was a WAY better love interest than the actress in the first flick, and I absolutely adored Jada Pinkett Smith. The addition of Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) was a FANTASTIC decision.
Without giving anything away, I'll tell you that my favorite scene was the one at the gas station with Joe Manganiello: "How much for the Cheetos and the water?" Also, Channing's dance at Rome's private club was everything I've ever wanted and more. I think anyone who has seen the movie will agree that the convention at the end was well worth the wait. There was actual shouting and shrieking in the movie theater, and I think that speaks for itself.
If you're expecting this movie to some sort of award-winning flick, you're going to be severely disappointed. But, if you like to watch Channing Tatum be sexy and adorable at the same time, then you are in for a real treat! If that's something you're interested in, I highly recommend Magic Mike XXL.