Review: ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ is Not So Incredible

Tuesday, March 19-

The word incredible in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” should be substituted with the word indelible. That is because I will never forget how awful of an experience this movie was.

After spotting an advertisement for the movie on television one day I immediately had high hopes for the movie that seemed like it could be the next” Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.” It had all the elements of the next best stupid comedy: an awful theme, a couple comedic stars (Steve Carrel and Jim Carrey) and a decent director (Don Scardino who directed 38 episodes of the hit comedy “30 Rock”).

That is when I decided it would be a grand idea to get a bunch of friends together to see this seemingly pretty good comedy. It was only about 15 minutes into the movie when I made the horrible realization of how awful my decision was.

In fact, directly after the end credits began to roll I started my three-part apology to everyone that had to be subjected to 100 minutes of this horrendous film because of me.

The movie itself was a disappointment on so many levels. The movie is Carell’s worst since “Dinner for Schmucks” in 2010, and Steve Buscemi was not funny in the least. In fact, the funniest part about his character was that he went to undeveloped countries to give children magic kits instead of food and water. Furthermore, Olivia Wilde added to her streak of terrible movies she has acted in recently such as “The Change-Up,” “Cowboys and Aliens” and “Year One.”

The whole premise of the movie seemed so promising. A parody of the life of a magician had not been done in recent years, and the cast seemed like a good one.

However, Carrell’s performance was just pitiful and the story was just as bad.


-Ian Stratta

Staff Writer

The Prowl