Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone review

It's not a great movie, but it is pretty damn funny! The Incredible Burt Wonderstone stars Steve Carrel, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, and Olivia Wilde; it's directed by Don Scardino. So I thought Burt Wonderstone wasn't a terrific movie, it was kinda dumb and played it safe comedy-wise. It wasn't all bad though: Steve Carrel and Steve Buscemi are pretty funny as two has-been magicians in Las Vegas. Olivia Wilde doesn't really do anything in the movie, besides looking pretty, and seems like an almost unnecessary character. I mean, I get they they needed her for a love interest and other things, but her acting was kind of flat and she was really just there to be there. Alan Arkin is good as always as an aging magician in a retirement home who helps Wonderstone (Carrel) out of a slump. So basically the movie's about two childhood friends who grow up to be rich magicians called Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton. After many years of doing their act, they start to lose ticket sales and their act is becoming too old. A new Criss Angel-esque magician named Steve Gray, (Carrey), emerges and takes their spot. Stuff happens, Burt and Anton split up, Burt goes through the whole cliche transformation thing and at the end everyone's happy. So yeah, it's predictable, and yeah, it's dumb at times. Yet, it made me laugh. Through all the stupidness and flimsy acting, (I'm looking at you Olivia Wilde), the movie is still kind of hilarious. I'd recommend this movie to anyone whose looking for an easy laugh and some light comedy. I give The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 3.4 out of 5 stars. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @WhitsMovies and like me on Facebook at Happy Viewing!

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