Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Review: Magic Mike

Magic Mike
Dir. Steven Soderbergh
Country: USA
Aus Rating: MA15+
Running Time: 110mins

Once you get past the thongs, the uniforms, and the sleek choreographed stripping dance routines–admittedly, the main attraction of Magic Mike for most audiences–it’s just another day at the office for Steven Soderbergh. Lensed with a typical bleach blond colour palate, Soderbergh’s dramatisation of the life of star Channing Tatum is actually a very solidly told, frequently hilarious, cheekily sly drama about a man trying to make the most for himself in trying times. That there are a whole bunch of sexy men gyrating for the thrill of us all is just one of the ways that Soderbergh and screenwriter Reid Carolin smartly rewrites the script of this shoulda-been-clich├ęd seen-it-all-before story. Why wasn’t this in 3D?

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1 comment:

Kokolo said...

Why am I not interested in this. Not even with those guys being almost naked???