I’d put off going to see this because I had really liked MAGIC MIKE, and had heard that this was a different type of experience.
And to be honest, it is different, but that’s not a bad thing. Whereas the first film was more soul-searching and melancholy, this one has a lighter tone. The plot is minimal – it’s a road movie with some stops along the way for a bit of a dance – but what makes this a great couple of hours to watch is the camaraderie among the guys and the lack of judgemental attitude towards either each other or the women watching them.
I had read this beforehand and couldn’t imagine how this would work. But actually it did. I left the cinema feeling a whole lot better about myself which may sound strange, yet it’s true. Thanks Channing, Joe et al.