MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE (2023) Review
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
It’s not the usual story to have a trilogy, but apparently, Steven Soderbergh still have some stories left for Channing Tatum’s “Magic” Mike Lane.
The story is thin but it’s sexier, more intimate and has a different perspective than the first two. While its predecessors focus on Mike’s journey, the story of Magic Mike’s Last Dance is driven by its female lead, Max Mendoza, played by Salma Hayek.
Both characters are lost and found magic when they met. It tells a simple story but the magic the characters are talking about is true, the one-on-one dance of Mike and Max was the sexiest, the steamiest among all the trilogy. It’s well-choreographed, sensual and engaging. I was seated the whole time, the two got my attention and while it was a sexy scene, it was done tastefully.
It was entertaining, Magic Mike’s Last Dance isn’t the explosive finale of a trilogy you would expect. But having an intimate and a bit crazy take on his last journey is still satisfying.
3 OUT OF 5 STARS
‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ is now showing in Philippine cinemas from Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB. #MagicMikesLastDance