I went to see "Magic Mike" with my sister Deanna and friend Rachel on Sunday July 1st. I took my camera, prepared to capture a movie poster of the movie I was seeing. No such luck. Not a single Magic Mike poster anywhere inside or outside of the theatre! I felt totally ripped off! Not to be short-changed, I sourced this poster online:
So, I'll be the first to admit it doesn't count... but nice eye candy right? These guys really can dance - especially Channing. Despite the lack of plot development and the totally predictable ending, I enjoyed the movie. I would have happily passed on the group sex and drug scenes and would have preferred if that running time had been spent developing the back story to Miami and the blossoming love interest between Mike and Brooke. Seriously, if the producers wanted to bill this as a "girls night out" film, they should have asked some women what we prefer! I did have to laugh though - they got the demographic right. The theater was filled with middle-aged women! If you are going strictly to enjoy the dancing and buff bodies you won't be disappointed. If you want a well-developed story line, don't bother.
While at the theatre I did manage a couple of "movie poster" pics:
This 3D diorama for Ice Age (it was easily 10 feet across and 6 feet tall - I literally couldn't back up far enough to get the entire thing in).
And this larger-than-life poster for Brave hanging from the theatre lobby ceiling.