I didn’t make it through Magic Mike. I appreciate it for what it was, but I just didn’t find it all that entertaining. That said, in the first couple seconds of the trailer, I felt like I was watching Channing Tatum in a remake of Flashdance and I was smiling against my better judgement. The new movie, which also features Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Elizabeth Banks, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donald Glover, Andie MacDowell, and Michael Strahan, has the the dancers taking to the road for one final show. It hits theaters on July 1.
Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.