The New MAGIC MIKE One Sheet Is Working It For Someone!!
The Kidd here...
Hey, Paramount... guess what? Warner Bros. figured out how to do a movie with more Channing Tatum, and they didn't even have to postpone it nine months to do so. They took a chance and built a film around him, and I'm guessing it'll work out in their favor, since there's definitely an audience out there dying to get their hands on a movie about male strippers.
MAGIC MIKE hits theatres on June 29, and I'm sure I just made someone's day posting this new poster for the film, directed by Steven Soderbergh. It may look like COCKTAIL with half-naked dudes... but someone's going to appreciate it.
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June 4, 2012, 12:48 a.m. CST
June 4, 2012, 12:50 a.m. CST
And Avengers without the aliens.
June 4, 2012, 12:54 a.m. CST
June 4, 2012, 1:11 a.m. CST
im buying my ticket right now
June 4, 2012, 1:32 a.m. CST
That's what it's looking like.
June 4, 2012, 1:35 a.m. CST
Are they strippers or a gay dance review? Well chicks and gay dudes will be there opening night for sure.
...its got Tatum,just needs more cowbell.
June 4, 2012, 1:40 a.m. CST
You DID? oh.
June 4, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST
by Riley Harrison
I'm comfortable saying this movie actually looks pretty good. I trust Soderbergh enough to tolerate some dancing dudes in exchange for a well done movie.
June 4, 2012, 2:27 a.m. CST
I get banned for describing the Magic Mike poster as "gay"? By a man that labelled Will Smith a loud, obnoxious black man?
June 4, 2012, 2:30 a.m. CST
...that Magic Mike intends on drawing a gay male demographic. I don't recall pigeonholing that same audience with any other stereotypical adjectives... "Kidd".
June 4, 2012, 5:08 a.m. CST
Really!? I've been coming to this site for YEARS - probably longer than you! The poster is okay, no great shakes. Women and their friends will go see it under the pretense of a joke - especially those who wouldn't feel comfortable going to a male revue. They'll get to see what happens without feeling uncomfortable, and nobody will see you blushing in a dark theatre. Some will go to see Joe M because he was in True Blood. They will not bring their boyfriends to see this movie. How well this movie will do is completely dependent upon how well they advertise it.
June 4, 2012, 5:43 a.m. CST
Oh, you mean it's not an Alien prequel? In that case I'd rather not know what kind of DNA will be involved.
June 4, 2012, 6:10 a.m. CST
must have gotten him drunk or something.
June 4, 2012, 7:23 a.m. CST
That doesn't count.
June 4, 2012, 7:55 a.m. CST
...and it really doesn't look that bad. Plus Big Sexy Kevin Nash?! FTW!
June 4, 2012, 8:06 a.m. CST
...in a completely hetero way.
June 4, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST
June 4, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST
This movie looks boring and simple from the trailers, heard it was pretty good though. But McConoughey + Tatam = Massive appeal to women/gay men, so it'll do well
June 4, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST
by Brian Hopper
June 4, 2012, 9 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...although that Liberace thing will be stretching it.
June 4, 2012, 9:32 a.m. CST
I am comfortable saying this movie looks pretty bad. [First] It seems like a movie that is pandering to some imaginary target audience that doesn't exist. As a *male*, I would much prefer my unnecessary shirtlessness in the form of an action movie (e.g., Thor -- which I thought was decent, but not great, though the visuals much improved by Hemsworth and acting by Hiddleston). But a cheesy romance? Not even a romantic comedy, mind you, which at the very least involves some comedy... but a romance? Don't get me wrong -- I'm all for attractive male actors taking their shirts off for no good reason, but there's easily a dozen more interesting ways to get there. Meanwhile, I would guess that many females, while okay with the straight romance genre might be less okay with the "for no good reason" aspect of this movie. I get it -- it's a "hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold" trope with a male. Still dull as a brick. [Second] Isn't Cocktail some movie about Tom Cruise being a bartender? I don't see the connection. [Third] This poster is definitely redonkulous. If I'm generous, I'm saying that they're going for some "self-effacing" vegas-style cheese. But that would be an insult to the posters that they make in Vegas. I see some comparisons to Showgirls, but the Showgirls poster was much more stylistic, if still kinda dull (I suppose the heterosexuals can chime in if I'm incorrect). Yes, these blokes aren't wearing shirts, but nothing about the poster really makes them seem "sexy." Tatum looks much more attractive in the "Step Up" poster than in this poster, even with his shirt on. In both of those other movies, the characters look like they're going to *do something*. There's an implied intent. Looking at this poster, it looks like they just stand around like posable figures that just, you know, stand around. Finally, I know that he's not wearing the outfit professionally (just "professionally"), but seriously, who wears a necktie and a bowtie at the same time. Not to mention that the bowtie is way too large and makes him look like a cartoon. [Finally] I have no reason why I wrote so much about this poster. I suppose I'm a bit insulted that some people might attribute this awful-looking film as appealing (universally) to gay men (I realize that only 2 or 3 talk-backers so far have though... so thanks for exceeding expectations). [Post script] I acknowledge that I don't speak for all gay men.
June 4, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST
…well, that's probably the fault of the trailer. But if you've been paying any attention to interviews with Channing Tatum in the last few months (especially when he was doing press for 21 JUMP STREET), he's made it very clear they were going for a SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER vibe (and he wasn't talking about the dancing), which means this film gets very dark at times. I've heard details of some of these moments, and he isn't lying. Very much looking forward to MAGIC MIKE.
June 4, 2012, 9:57 a.m. CST
... given Capone's comment, I'll take a step back and try not to pre-judge the movie... I really haven't been following it at all (except for watching the one trailer). All that said, I don't think anything of what Capone mentioned is even implied by the poster, so I do stand by my one statement. This poster is not good. I can't think of a great example off the top of my head, but if you want dark (and "aesthetically" appealing) you can take something like the Solaris poster (if we stick with Soderbergh) or, hell, even the Showgirls poster (a movie, btw, that could be described as "going very dark," if failing on accounts to actually *feel* anything but campy). If the trailer or the poster had implied any of that, I would be much more inclined to see the movie. But something's not translating. Maybe I'm just not that perceptive. I know AICN contributers may differ on their tastes. However, rather than just a non-committal commentary on the poster ("someone's going to appreciate it"), it would be great if the main text acknowledges that the poster (and trailers?) are pretty misleading (if not plain bad) and that there is a movie underneath it all.
June 4, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST
I usually dont give a flying fuck about people's reactions towards or perceptions about me, but Im getting to a point where I find it a bit uncomfortable going to these sort of movies that -at least from a first, superficial glance- are not targeted to me. Thing is, I try, within the realms of the possible and always keeping a personal priority list in mind, to keep up with all sorts of cinema coming my way (Hollywood, mostlyI) so everytime I go in to check something like The Lizzie Maguire Movie, Aquamarine or, soon, Magic Mike, I get these glances from the soccer moms in the audience like I'm a pedo or from the douches escorting their girlfriends like I'm gay, they're the KKK and we're still in 60's Alabama. Fuck em all
June 4, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST
I kid, I kid. As a lazy couch potato, I'm looking forward to this movie getting my wife out of the house for an evening while I kill zombies on Xbox.
June 4, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST
B.O. and improperly wiped ass. In fact, I'm getting the same scent from my computer screen right now. Oh, wait, my bad. Just shat myself.
June 4, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST
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