It’s the original funny man turned serious actor Jim Carrey, going head to head (fictionally) in a movie with a guy whose career path, I think, reflects Carrey’s. Steve Carrell also started out as a funny guy, but intentionally or unintentionally, his career has taken him down a serious actor path.
But none of that boring melodrama here! THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE is about a has-been old-fashioned Vegas Magician, who’s becomes too dated for the new audience. Competing directly with a modern badass Magician, (who looks like he’s fashioned after Criss Angel) the longhaired, freaky deaky Jim Carrey.
This is great. Along with some great pop culture references to how the world of Magic has gone from talent and skill to just sensationalistic crap… this movie genuinely looks funny. Steve Carrell is always on, and Jim Carrey looks like he’s in the best shape of his career, comedically I mean, of course.
I know Comedy genres aren’t everyone’s thing… so are you looking forward to this movie when it releases on March 15th, 2013? Let me know in the comments below…
- Fun New Poster for THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (geektyrant.com)