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Friday, March 29, 2013

Darkmatters Review: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (15)

Dir. Don Scardino

Reviewed by Matt Adcock

"Welcome to the amazing world of magic."

What happens when magicians lose their magic touch?

Is it better to burn out of fade away?

"The new magical super-hero team!"

Meet ‘The Incredible’ Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and his friend since childhood / partner in magic Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) – they are the most famous magicians in Las Vegas Strip – proffering old school magical illusions but little innovation. Things are going ok (apart from the fact that they are being driven apart by Burt’s ridiculous ego…

Everything changed when a new guerrilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey) blasts onto the scene with outrageous body mutilation stunts that get him his own TV show and cult following…

Is this the end for Burt and Anton?

"I want you to check my magic balls"

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a fun film for sure, which will make you laugh out loud as well as tug on your heart-strings because it has a wonderful deeper undertow of emotional variance.

Worth a look for Carell and Carrey fans especially.

Out of a potential 5 you have to go with a Darkmatters:

ööö1/2 - funny business that works well

3.5 – not a classic but good effort

Awesomeness ööö – Carrey rocks some awesome moments

Laughs öööö – yes a comedy that is actually funny

Horror ööö  – don't try this at home

Babes öööö – worth getting wild for Olivia Wilde

Spiritual Enlightenment öö - the power of magic

"Olivia Wilde - brings the looks"

"see my magic fan!?"

"Idiana's magical butt?"

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