Magic Mike XXL, is it Worth the Hype?
For all those that loved the first installment of this franchise, prepare to be wowed once again. Earlier this month the second part of the Magic Mike movie franchise hit theaters and Magic Mike XXL is even bigger than the first movie. The movie picks up three years after Mike has left the stripper game. Though he is officially not a stripper anymore, he joins up with his former Kings of Tampa boys for one last performance in Myrtle Beach.
The movie is full of plenty of fun, plenty of skin and some great talent. One such actress is Crystal Hunt. This beauty plays Lauren, a powerful woman that gives the men a run for their money. Lauren is a character that is dynamic, sexy, and a little bit dangerous. Though Crystal certainly turned heads with her role in Magic Mike XXL, this is certainly not the first time we have seen this blonde bombshell and it is not the last either. Crystal is certainly a fantastic actress and her character gives the boys a challenge that the movie really needs to be dynamic and fun.
Crystal started her career on soap operas like Guiding Light and One Life to Live and has also starred alongside Amanda Bynes in the movie Sydney White. Though her movie career has yet to truly take off, she is certainly off to a bold start with her recent role. She is set to star in a few movies that are up coming and is sure to grow as an actress and a talent overall. Along with Jada Pinkett Smith, Crystal really holds her own and shows us what acting chops she has. Her career is sure to take off.
For those that loved the first Magic Mike movie, this is certainly a treat as Instagram users have found out. The movie has the same fun feeling, the same flashy visuals, and the same sex appeal as the first movie with an added twist. The movie has the same fun vibe as the first movie but is certainly plausible as it does not force you to believe that the characters have just been sitting around in limbo since the last movie.
The movie has the same feel good premise and plot as the first and overall it is just a fun movie to watch. If you are looking for a movie that has tons of depth and emotional baggage, this is not the movie for you but if you are looking for a great feel good movie, this is a definite contender. This is a movie that can stand alone without the first installment but who wants to forgo that fun and not see the first movie. Overall Magic Mike XXL was well worth the wait.