Magic Mike Reviews

2 Jul

More often, though, the actors flounder in half-scripted scenes. Tatum’s ad-libbed flirtations with Amber Heard, who plays a sullen bisexual named Zoe, go nowhere.


Mike’s banter with Zoe “is so wooly and unfocused that I never did figure out who she was supposed to be.” According to Edelstein, the film feels as if it were “thrown together quickly and shot on the fly.” Even so, he writes, “This is a dumb sequel and everyone’s on one level slumming.


The movie is all tease and no release.

When Mike meets Zoe (Amber Heard) after the show, an aspiring photographer who specializes in drag queens, she subtly accuses him and his posse of grabbing the mic in a scene that doesn’t belong to them, a thoughtful coda wrapped in a meet-cute.

14 Responses to “Magic Mike Reviews”

  1. Liz July 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    every time I see that last still shot I can’t help but ONLY see that pole in the middle and think, is that the director’s way of saying, “see, even I don’t give a shit about this movie.”

    Also, Amber’s over acting in both frames…LOL

    • sad for jd July 2, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

      I don’t think she knows how to act…I mean in life in general. She’s all over the map.

  2. just saying July 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    Just read that the role of zoe was supposed to go to Margot Bobbie but because of scheduling conflicts, she had to back out. Margot could ALMOST be chupras twin if you see her pics, you’ll see what I mean. So enter miss “I don’t want typical filler roles” and her jinxing wrath is unleashed on Magic Mike lol So funny to see all the reviews attacking her so called acting skills on a part she said is independant and was mostly HER idea ahahaha omg, I have my popcorn and I think the reviews might be better than the movie. How embarrassing for chupra, now she’ll cry to daddy depp that they didnt edit her parts right or something LMAO

  3. Debie July 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    Shame on the film have that kind of woman who says actress.

  4. Debie July 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    10 or more years of career and has learned nothing.

  5. designsondepp July 2, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    I did read one review that said the end of the first movie left you feeling that Mike was on the road to ‘redemption’, so to speak, and that he was leaving that life behind. A sequel should mean a continuation where the last left off. The review said that didn’t happen and it went in a completely different direction. They also commented that Heard’s part didn’t seem to fit in and was confused as to the why. It was as if it was just thrown in there.
    The part wasn’t written specifically for Heard, especially if she was a second choice, but if they allowed her to adlib it could be why a weak role became more confusing and unnecessary. What it did for her personally was to allow another opportunity to indirectly orate through acting on bi-sexuality, specifically hers, and most likely why she jumped at this role. Of course, I think she would jump at any role just to stay out there, but this could have had a dual purpose for her agenda pushing her bi-sexuality. IMO, she may be bi-sexual, but I believe she leans more towards woman. That in itself is fine, but it is why I think this marriage is a sham used for the sole purpose as a coverup to keep the careers going. If she keeps talking about her free sprited, independent bi-sexual self, it will come as no surprise in her career when she eventually leaves a man and ends up with another woman.

  6. Debie July 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

    I think she will accept any paper only in order to have magazine cover. To be a tree.

  7. Debie July 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

    I watch Mad Max, Charlize theron made me proud. An actress in strong character

  8. Jane July 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    But although Tatum does a cool little Flashdance in his toolshed, he never looks 100% comfortable while Amber Heard’s sour-faced wannabe photographer makes for the most miserable love interest this side of Twilight. A performance made for the cutting room floor if ever there was one.

  9. Lydia July 2, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

    I’ve never seen a Terminator movie but felt compelled to see Genisys last night to fight the Turd Movie. The actresses Emilia Clark in that is a better example of a strong smart woman.

  10. phonytexanbitch July 2, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    Is anyone really surprised that Turdy and this Turdy movie is getting horrible reviews. This girl has no talent, we’ve seen it time and again. The critics know it and anyone giving her any role is just hoping that Depp’s name will give their movie a boost. There is no substance to this girl and the ONLY thing the tabs can find to talk about her are her hair, make up and “fashion”….just like a Barbie doll….

    • Adrienne July 2, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

      That’s exactly what she is and looks like, a Barbie doll with a pushed-in face.

  11. Liz July 2, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

    LOL Oh please, Amber doesn’t have a “career” anymore. I’m fairly certain she’s done herself in with her “relationship” with Depp, her crazy behaviors, her mouth and now flop after flop after flop.

    She’s fading fast and people really only know her as that blonde that’s hanging on Johnny Depp.

    She’ll have to leave him and start over with a new image if there’s any hope of her having a “career” past 30.

    I don’t see it happening. The general public just can’t stand her and won’t accept her…no matter who she’s with.

    bye bye Amber Heard… most people “never heard of her” anyways!

  12. Yaya July 3, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

    “There’s a new what’s-her-name in “XXL”—actually a tattooed, glum, sarcastic photographer named Zoe (Amber Heard), who keeps reappearing at various stages of the strippers’ journey; but she has as little chemistry with Mike here as Cody Horn’s Brooke did in the first picture.”

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