Do I have your attention yet, ladies (and gentlemen)?
Magic Mike XXL is quite an experience, and you don’t need to be even remotely attracted to Channing Tatum or (shudder) Kevin Nash to appreciate the ride. To say that making this film is a simple matter of paying enough money for muscular men to take off most of their clothes and then dance around for a couple of hours would be an injustice. After all, we’ve already seen that before, and we didn’t like it.
Here were some of the hardest parts of making Magic Mike XXL happen, and how the movie managed to stick it to these throbbing challenges by rising above it all. When it comes to these dilemmas, Magic Mike XXL has a lot of spunk, like a Phoenix res-erecting from its ashes to produce a well-endowed package like the engorged blockbuster attraction it truly is. Penis. I don’t know how that got in there, sorry. (That’s what he said. – Ed.)
8. The injuries
7. Staying serious
6. The competition
5. The bodies
We mean this in so many ways, but apparently, unexpected MVP for this film Joe Manganiello was so ripped in real life that they Photoshopped his body to look less muscular in the poster than it actually was. I guess he’s not allowed to show up Channing Tatum or something?
4. Topping the first film
3. The casting
2. The choreography
he still had to hire male strippers (yep) so he could properly, ahem, research how they performed. He even went to the point of having them try moves on him. So the next time your girlfriend walks in on you while a male stripper is giving you a compromising lapdance, feel free to thank Channing for the perfect “excuse.”
1. Paying attention
Plot? What plot? I would have loved to give you guys a thorough synopsis, but I could barely hear anything in the cinema as I was too busy drowning in a sea of screaming ladies. In a world where so many films have women as eye candy, isn’t turnabout the fairest kind of play? I definitely think so.
Makes me wonder how much dodging I would have done if I saw this movie in 3D…
Magic Mike XXL is currently showing in cinemas nationwide. Share your XXL experience with us in the comments!