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18 ENTERTAINMENT WEDNESDAY JULY 15 2015 SUBE01Z01MA - V1 Channing Tatum is back as Magic Mike. MAGIC MIKE XXL (MA15+) Starring: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer Visually magic but storyline too bare THERE is no doubt that putting together some of the hottest male bodies on the planet for a film about strippers is genius. We saw the sleeper success of the first Magic Mike, a story with unexpected complexities in a warped world that still maintained a sense of light entertainment. It seems Mike (Channing Tatum) cant get the moves out of his system. He is on the verge of expanding his furniture company, but after a call from his former work pals when they roll through town, he decides to crack the dancefloor open one last time with them at a stripper convention. If that sounds like a pretty simple storyline, thats because it is. Returning writer Reid Carolin tries to give the story dimension with a nonromance between Mike and new friend Zoe (Amber Heard), while the others are all given the task of finding themselves as they ditch their traditional routines for something fresh. But a lot of it is awkward and unnecessary. This is ultimately a roadie film all about sentiment. Theres uncertainty for Richie (Joe Manganiello), Tarzan (Kevin Nash), Ken (Matt Bomer) and Tito (Adam Rodriguez) about where their lives go after the performance, each discovering the things they want are still out of reach. And boys will be boys, with serious discussions about male problems. In a show of strength in the only way they know how, they all have something to say about their last performance. But so does Rome (Jada Pinkett-Smith) and her crew, friends of the Kings of Tampa from a different part of the male entertainer business. The film reminds us we have male entertainers as central characters, with scenes of gyration never too far away. But its toned down from the first film, and the story focuses on the climax of their final perfect performance. While the men are exemplary with their physical attributes, its Pinkett-Smith who steals the show. Sultry without a fault, she gives a playful performance as industry professional and friend to the boys. The style of the film is kept the same as the first, with director Gregory Jacobs recreating that nostalgic feel to fit the wandering lives of the group. Visually this film wins, for both its understated and flashy camerawork. But the script lets the adventure down. The predictability of the story from start to finish is nearly unbearable, and the sexiness often downplayed into accidental comedy. Its a money maker at its core, just like the groups amazing sixpacks. 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