Magic Mike XXL sees Channing Tatum return as male stripper Mike Lane.

At the end of the first film Mike gave up his life as a stripper to run a furniture warehouse. Now three years later Mike is still running his furniture business when he is approached by his old stripper pals from the Xquisite strip club in Tampa who ask him if he wants to go with them on one final hurrah to a strippers convention at Myrtle beach.

Mike and the strippers then set of for Myrtle Beach in an old battered food truck. Along the way they discuss life and stop off at various points where they strut their stuff in front of numerous adoring woman who are only too happy to throw fistfuls of dollars their way. Their encounters include Big Dick Richie (Joe Manganiella) dancing in front of an unsuspecting shop assistant, and Mike meeting old flame, Rome (Jada Pinkett Smith) who now runs a club that has male lap dancers in every room.

What love interest that there is comes from Amber Heard who inexplicably keeps banging into Mike at various points along their journey.

Magic Mike XXL is unsurprisingly pretty much a rehash of the first film only with most of the story removed.

Magic Mike XXL is a film aimed fairly and squarely at a female audience, if you're looking for a night out looking at bare chested men dressed as sailors and fireman then Magic Mike XXL will be right up your street.

Magic Mike XXL (15)


starring: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Michael Strahan

UK Release: Friday 3rd July 2015