“I’m the Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”
Is magic that one timeless thing that lies in our hearts and no matter what age, when you see it you think, “Whoa… Wow… Ooo-Ahhh?” It definitely is, and this movie is not only the comedy we’ve all hoped for between the great magician Burt Wonderstone, (Steve Carell), and Brain Rape Illusionist Steve Grey, (Jim Carrey). Wonderstone is about a magician who must, after becoming famous and not caring anymore, find his true self again and fight for it against the up and coming star Steve Grey. Accompanied by his friend Anton Marvelton, (Steve Buscemi), he works to rise back and rediscover what it truly means to be a magician, along with the new, trying to get into magic Jane, (Olivia Wilde). But can be do it?
What makes this movie great? First: my personal all-time favorite comedian actor Steve Carell has done it once again. Another hilarious hit movie with real underlying factors, which makes his roles different from other comedians who are just trying to get laughs, because they have meaning and valuable lessons. He’s so good at making people laugh with whatever he does but he can make his characters relatable. He always plays the role of someone we knew or once knew. The incredible jokes, one liners, intellectual bits, and follies from Wonderstone will stick into your brain. You just can’t get enough of his on-screen quirkiness, blatant stares, or stereotypes.
“Prepare to have your brain raped.” The other factor of this movie: Jim Carrey. Like Carell, I just can’t get enough of him. Especially his facial expressions and ways of talking. He brought back his more expressive acting from The Mask and Dumb and Dumber. He plays an illusionist who’s trying to steal away the glory; only in it for the glory, not the people, goes to any lengths of anything shocking to get it. No matter how rude or gross it may be. Even though in the movie you may come to hate him, you can not help but laugh at his role.
Magic will live in our hearts forever and, whether we know how it was done or say, “That’s so fake,” there will still be the child in you that’s still amazed and star struck. Though it seems like I have been bringing illusionists down, not all are doing it just for the glory or the grossness. There are some I have seen that do pretty cool stuff, but magic tricks will always prevail. With Spring Break started, go out and bring your friends, family, anyone to see The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. It’s well worth the money.
My rating on the comedy scale: a strong 9 out of 10, no question about it.