CINEMA REVIEW: Magic Mike XXL (15)

Magic Mike XXL is out now at Cineworld Boldon.
Magic Mike XXL is out now at Cineworld Boldon.

Lots of men think they’re God’s gift to women, but Channing Tatum actually might be.

His stripping alter ego is back on the big screen, much to the delight of women everywhere.

The new Magic Mike is slick, suave and sexy – but with a disappointingly low amount of stripping.

Of course, the film has a deeper storyline that goes beyond a group of chiselled Adonises taking their clothes off, but in reality, that’s all the audience wants to see.

Magic Mike XXL picks up three years after the events of the first film.

Mike Lane (Tatum) has long bowed out of the stripping game and has started up the custom furniture business he always wanted.

But when his former Kings of Tampa co-stars contact him out of the blue, he decides to go with them to a stripping convention for one last blow-out performance.

Tatum’s character is as sweet and dreamy as ever and seems somehow even more gorgeous – his dance moves are enough to leave any girl a quivering mess.

Casual drug use provides some big laughs in the film, which deep down, is really about the group’s friendship and the way they pull together to help each other through their individual struggles.

It’s lovely that they’re so nice to each other, but they could always do with being that bit more naked a bit more often.

Magic Mike XXL is out now at Cineworld Boldon.

Magic Mike XXL is out now at Cineworld Boldon.

The climax of the film sees them each perform at the convention, showing off some astounding dance moves and impressive swagger.

Magic Mike XXL is hand-made to provide the perfect girls’ night out.

Magic Mike XXL is out now. See it at Cineworld Boldon. Click here to book tickets.

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The new Magic Mike is slick, suave and sexy – but with a disappointingly low amount of stripping.