|Title:||Magic Mike XXL|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
|01.10.16||Internet|| I thought Soderbergh brought some interesting stuff to the first movie so I was curious to see where they would take it without him at the helm. I was pretty surprised to see Peter Andrews and Mary Ann Bernard's names in the credits... I guess Soderbergh didn't want to come out of "retirement" for this but still wanted to shoot and edit it? In either case, I think it's a nice move to let his producer/1st AD take the helm... hopefully it was a supportive collaboration and not like what I've been reading about Poltergeist.|
A little aside here: I'd always given Tobe Hooper the benefit of the doubt regarding Poltergeist but I read a bunch of stuff the other day by a bunch of strangers on the Internet that made a lot of sense and it really seems like a lot of that praise probably belongs to Spielberg. I'm sure Hooper has an influence as well but it really feels much more like a Spielberg film rather than a Tobe Hooper film. Man, Spielberg was on fire back then. Jaws was on the damn Syfy channel the other day and I wound up watching half of it. 40 years old and it's still a damn near perfect film. I haven't seen the last four Spielberg films... I'm interested in Bridge of Spies but Lincoln, Tintin, and damn Warhorse feel like chores to me. I should probably watch them though just in case.
Oh right, Magic Mike. This was fun to sort of see the flip side of the coin, where the first film shows the dark side of male strippering, this is a pretty light-hearted road trip fun male stripper movie. Except Donald Glover shows up for some reason!?
Anyway, I didn't find it as good as the first film, but this one is definitely not aimed at me since there was more stripping and random sexy dancing in places like garages and tiger marts.