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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)


Steve Carell
Olivia Wilde
Jim Carrey

Directed by Don Scardino

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is not as great as you will expect it to be with the cast of Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde and Jim Carrey you will be expecting a laugh fest, but it will pass as a movie to see when there is nothing else to be seen at the cinemas. The craziness the movie offers can either pass as exciting or plain disgusting based on what thrills you. As for me, I felt the producers should have put more work on the magic tricks. The acting of all the cast is not to be dissed as they did well in their portrayal, especially Jim Carrey he actually stole every scene he was in, and he did it using physical comedy something we I haven’t seen him use in a long while, but the story was not all that, it seemed to skim the top too often, leaving you with no memorable moment.

In addition I think the movie’s idea to pass a message was lame, because when you remember all the Hollywood movies that you have seen already, the message has been over flogged, “when you get to the top never forget those who helped you get there.” Then the characters wonderful transformation from a jerk to an overnight good guy was just too pathetic to be believable.
Then there is the magic, I have seen many magic based movies and in those while watching I wished I could do what I saw the actors doing, here when I see the magic tricks that was being performed, I didn’t feel like doing it but instead invite them to the next kid’s birthday that I will be attending.

The movie's plot is about two childhood friends Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) who were picked on regularly in school until both picked up magic as a way to get people to like them; it worked and they grew to become magicians performing in one of the top casinos in Las Vegas.

The downside of their fame was instead of the pair working on improving their act, they became comfortable, and did the same old tricks that they have perfected since they were children, after ten years of playing the same gag over and over again they became bored and fed up with one another, furthermore a street magician's (Steve Gray played by Jim Carrey) stunts, from nowhere began to make the headlines and people stopped showing up for their shows, bringing to an end a childhood friendship and their Las Vegas gig.

This is definitely one movie that I will not be watching again, I did get to laugh more often than I expected, but this movie is not a must see, so if you are at the cinemas and you want to watch a nice comedy, make sure you check all the listing, and if there is nothing else playing, then you can watch this.


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