You may just damn it straight to hell,
Because I write now from my dorm,
About Magic Mike XXL.
But that fine work, I do contest,
Is just a poem in all it does,
In epic verse it is the best,
Great tale of one man and his buds.
Just as Odysseus sailed from Troy,
With Ithaca just out of reach,
With all his team, fair Mike enjoys,
A road trip up to Myrtle Beach,
With girls and abs and grand routines,
Our band of strippers travels off,
And while they're all built like Marines,
Their lives do now seem rather rough.
Poor Big Dick Richie can't get laid,
Mike's business isn't working out,
His girl has left him and betrayed,
But all the men have a tough bout.
So to the north they boldly set,
To a fair stripping convention,
With honors their team shall be met,
And pride and glory may be won.
While Greg'ry Jacobs may direct,
Steve Soderbergh doth now return,
Although in quite an odd respect:
He edits and he shoots this turn!
And but of course there's bacchanal,
The blocking's fresh the tone is chill,
With Steven beautiful is all,
Contrast intrigues, pacing doth kill!
The workshop scene is very fun,
Gas station scene: best of this year?
But the finale really won!
Afraid of boredom? Do not fear!
Channing, of course, is such a star,
As on Jump Street, or catching Fox,
He stretches dance skills o so far,
But's fun with more than abs and cocks.
Scene-stealer here's Manganiello,
Who gives us girth and satisfies,
When Big Dick Rich puts on a show,
He captivates each person's eyes.
There's also Jada Pinkett Smith,
And when she's on she runs the show,
But Andie McDowell outshines,
As funny MILF with eyes of doe.
But what a gift this really is,
In that it does objectify,
But here's the secret in the biz,
It never does dehumanize.
Each char'cter in Reid Carolin's script,
Shines with a deeply personal touch,
And while the party's always grand,
The bods are never quite too much.
And so I bid you, don't wait turns!
Get out to this wonder fast!
Observe the finest Grecian urn,
In baby oil, upon abs cast!
Selected Cast and Crew:
Director: Gregory Jacobs
Screenwriter: Reid Carolin
Cinematographer: Steven Soderbergh
Editor: Steven Soderbergh
Mike: Channing Tatum
Big Dick Richie: Joe Manganiello
Nancy: Andie McDowell
Rome: Jada Pinkett Smith