ByCarl Morris, writer at

So comes the highly anticipated sequel to Steven Soderbergh's 2012 surprise summer hit "Magic Mike". This picture is set three years after the events of the first film. Mike's furniture business is taking off. However he feels he has one more big convention left in him. So when the opportunity arises to get the chiseled abs gang back together again for one final weekend he jumps upon this.

Steven Soderbergh didn't return to direct this one but he took up the reigns of Director of Photography and Editor and resident bald guy. With writer Reid Carolin returning to script this one, most of the cast returning the pre-production process was fine.

However this is a very flawed film. It's not flawless. Because it has flaws. One of these flaws is that I don't honestly believe that the joke works twice. The reason the first film was so surprisingly fantastic was that it sold itself as a stripper film when in fact it was a very charming character drama. One of the stand-out performances of the first film was Matthew McConaughey. Who does not return. Because he has standards.

Don't get me wrong I'm a big fan of Tatum's back catalog: Foxcatcher (2014), Magic Mike (2012), 21 Jump Street (2012) he's done quite well to escape being the pretty boy. Until now.

This film is also too idealistic every where the gang goes they get either a new car, luxury upgrade in an already beautiful hotel and/or sex. Aswell as it's soundtrack that is laced with David Guetta rejects and 80's pop. Not rock. Pop.

Overall the worst thing I can say about this film is that it was boring. I was consistently checking my phone for the time and counting down the minutes until the end.

Ultimately Magic Mike n' his crew come up with dances (IN A MONTAGE!) and amaze everyone and nothing goes wrong ever because everything is great.

The end

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