Okay, so I don’t often do movie reviews, heck I haven’t been to the movies since Toy Story 3! But when two of my girlfriends asked me to go and see “Magic Mike” with them this weekend I said “Absolutely…what is “Magic Mike”?” I frankly hadn’t heard about this movie starring Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum, but then, I had been in Australia for a week – so perhaps that was it. However, in the last 48 hours, I had seen two movies with the latter actor (both on the plane from Melbourne to LA) and thought “Who the hell is this guy?” I guess he’s Hollywood’s latest “thing.” So off we went – and Oh. My. God. (And I am not saying that in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” way…in fact, I am only on page 3 and will have my take on that as soon as I finish.) The theater was packed women…and there was one lone man accompanying his wife – I think, or I hope…(I felt so sorry for him — especially after the fact. He definitely will have his “man card” revoked upon exit.)
The absolute WORST MOVIE EVER.
I thought maybe I am just not in the “demo” for the audience, maybe I didn’t drink enough sangria before viewing, maybe….but no. My girlfriends were also dumb-founded. I mean at the end we were all speechless. And pissed that we could have bought a bottle of Gallo Moscato (or three) for the price we paid to get in! I mean, don’t get me wrong – McConaughey is hot and looks great (his singing is awful however – and all I kept thinking about while he was singing is that incident several years ago when he was found naked and playing bongos.)
We couldn’t find one thing good about it. We definitely agreed that this should have been a straight to video release. There was no plot – the acting was horrendous and the lighting was awful – but other than that, could be a contender for a statue!
And as I said at the open – I don’t often do movie reviews. Again, mostly because I view movies well after they’re out of theaters. But I am doing this as a public service announcement.