Magic Mike was a fun dance/stripper movie kind of hidden inside an introspective drama. Magic Mike XXL looks like its all about the fun.
The sequel takes the Kings of Tampa on the road to a stripper convention in Myrtle Beach. Which mostly looks like an excuse for a lot of dancing and the showing off some very honed torsos. The first full trailer also decides its the appropriate time for a lot of dick jokes, which is probably fair.
That's a great trailer for a film which clearly knows its audience. The tone looks much closer to a comedy than the first film, the dancing is top notch - Channing Tatum still has the moves - and you can be sure the final version will be a lot more raunchy than this one.
And isn't it nice to see men's bodies being worshipped on camera in this way for a change.
Magic Mike XXL also stars Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez and Kevin Nash and is in cinemas on the 3rd of July 2015.