Besides the dance scenes, MAGIC MIKE XXL is a pretty bleh movie. There is hardly a storyline and the only characters I care about are Ken (Matt Bomer), Ricky (Joe Manganiello), and Rome (Jada Pinkett Smith). However, I guess when you think about it, is a storyline really something you care about in these movies? Probably not. But because the dance scenes were pretty spaced out, with boring, boring, boring story in between, it made the movie really drag. Not to mention Mike’s new love interest Zoe (Amber Heard) is the kind of stereotypically “cool” pixie dream girl that I despise seeing in movies. Her character was completely unnecessary to the action of the film and nothing would change if she were deleted completely. As much as I like Heard, she was wasted. More Rome, less Zoe please.
Bottom line: Wait for the movie to come out on DVD so you can fast forward all of the boring “story” parts (if you can even call them that) and watch what you really want to see, a bunch of hot guys stripping.
During the time between dance numbers, I had so many questions running through my brain. Here are a few: