The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Off the Las Vegas strip, down a desert highway and across from various fast food restaurants and liquor stores sits a rather nondescript office building. Inside could be a doctor's office or an accounting group. You might not know anything remotely exciting or mysterious was hidden behind those walls were it not for the sign out front that reads "COPPERFIELD" in gold letters.
This is where the magic happens.
It's a little weird that a movie about the dangers of doing something so long that it becomes rote and stale is, at times, incredibly rote and stale. Write what you know, I guess; 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' has a couple big laughs, a few small laughs, and a whole lot of going through the Hollywood mainstream comedy motions. As a movie, it's a mess; in select moments, it's occasionally hilarious. It's probably best appreciated as a playlist of highlight clips on YouTube.
Before Steve Carrell returns as the hysterical Brick in 'Anchorman 2,' we'll get to see him as a leading funnyman in 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,' where he plays a magician struggling to survive in the modern world of stage magic. Before the film hits theaters March 15, we've got a few tricks of our own to show you. For instance, how about a free prize pack that includes some beer pong sets and a magic kit?
Previous trailers for 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' have been fairly traditional, laying out the story of two struggling magicians past their prime (Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi) who compete against a hip Criss Angel type played by Jim Carrey. But this new promo video chooses to go meta, styling itself like a hokey commercial for an actual Las Vegas magic act instead of a movie trailer.
Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years. But facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray, even their show looks stale.