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THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

8 Apr

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

 

Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

Don Scardino more known for his work in televisión (30 Rock, Hope & Faith, Ed) directs this 2013 comedy. Since they were kids Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton dreamed to do magic, years later they become famous and have one of the most acclaimed shows in Las Vegas, however the time passes and the tastes of the viewers change, for this reason new figures arise as Steve Gray: a street artist that through stunning illusions conquest the public and finally displace the magicians, when this happens Burt and Anton try to innovate but they come into conflict and split out, this fact will open a new stage in their lifes to reevaluate their friendship and their profession.

 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Carell Steve Buscemi

Zerorojo has divided opinions on this film.

The story is the eternal cliche: an X character loses his popularity, therefore he must defeat the enemy to regain his place in the world, in the midst of the battle learns many lessons, so…nothing new. The dialogs don’t have stability, in some opportunities are boring and in others are very intelligent and funny. It cannot be concluded how good or bad this story can be.

Talk about the actors makes the review something really difficult to write, for Zerorojo remains this vague feeling: too much Steve Carell, too few Jim Carrey! is possible that many fans of Carrey were waiting to see him in a more representative role but wasn’t the case, although his performance was brilliant the character did not have the time or space to get real, at least to save the situation arrives Alan Arkin who always knows how to give his roles an excellent personality.

 Jim Carrey The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Is unbearable already to see Carell with tons of make-up and shaved chest (even if is necessary to the character) and at the same time have to accept him as the center of the story, even more when he’s not good as a comedian, is quite clear that Carell was born to do drama (there he shines), just because he lends himself to clowning around does not make him suitable to make humor, contrary to this, is refreshing to see Steve Buscemi in his role of Anton because he moves away of that libertine and bohemian profile that often goes along his interventions, in this case is devoted to be quiet and innocent. Olivia Wilde is nice (there isn’t much more to say).

 Olivia Wilde The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Good original soundtrack: Lyle Workman responsible for other soundtracks as Stand Up Guys, Yes Man, 40 Year Old Virgin, among others, finds the perfect sounds to evoke childhood, the world of entertainment and especially: The magic, excellent work.

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

Very complicated and delicate that Zerorojo recommend or not recommend this comedy that clearly could be much better than it is, at times is brilliant and at times annoying. The conclusion would be: see it will be not wasted time, but nor won…is a reader’s decision estimate that.

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THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

8 Apr

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Nota: El siguiente post no contiene avances significativos de la trama ni del final de la película.

Don Scardino más conocido por sus trabajos en televisión (30 Rock, Hope & Faith, Ed) dirige esta comedia de 2013. Desde pequeños Burt Wonderstone y Anton Marvelton soñaron con hacer magia, años más tarde se vuelven famosos y tienen uno de los shows más aclamados de Las Vegas, sin embargo el tiempo pasa y los gustos de los espectadores cambian, por esta razón surgen nuevas figuras como Steve Gray un artista callejero que mediante impactantes ilusiones conquista al público y termina por desplazar a los magos, cuando esto sucede Burt y Anton en su afán de innovar entran en conflicto y se separan, este hecho abrirá una nueva etapa en la vida de ambos para reevaluar su amistad y su profesión.

 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Carell Steve Buscemi

Zerorojo tiene opiniones divididas sobre este film.

La historia es el eterno cliché: un personaje X pierde su popularidad, por lo tanto debe derrotar a su enemigo para recuperar su lugar en el mundo, en medio de su batalla aprende muchas lecciones, es decir…nada nuevo. Los diálogos no tienen constancia, en unas oportunidades son aburridos y en otras son muy inteligentes y graciosos. No se puede concluir que tan buena o mala puede ser.

Hablar de los actores complica aún más efectuar la reseña, para Zerorojo queda este vago sentimiento: Mucho Steve Carell, Muy poco Jim Carrey! Es posible que muchos fanáticos de Carrey esperasen verlo en un papel más representativo o protagónico pero no fue el caso, si bien su intervención fue brillante el personaje no tuvo el tiempo o espacio de hacerse real, por lo menos llega a salvar la situación Alan Arkin pues siempre sabe dotar a sus personajes de un excelente carácter.

 Jim Carrey The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Es bastante insufrible ver a Carell con toneladas de maquillaje y de pecho afeitado (así sea necesario para el personaje) como para tener que someterse a que la historia se centre en él que en el humor suele ser muy flojo, es bastante claro que Carell nació para hacer drama, el que se preste a hacer payasadas no lo convierte en apto para hacer humor,  contrario a esto es refrescante ver a Steve Buscemi en su rol de Anton pues se aleja un poco de ese corte libertino y bohemio que suele acompañar sus intervenciones, en este caso se dedica a ser inocente y tranquilo. Olivia Wilde es linda (no hay mucho más que decir).

 THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

Buena música original: Lyle Workman encargado de otras bandas sonoras como Stand Up Guys, Yes Man, 40 Year Old Virgin, entre otras, consigue encontrar los sonidos perfectos para evocar la niñez, el espectáculo y sobretodo: la magia, excelente trabajo.

 Olivia Wilde The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Muy complicado y delicado que Zerorojo recomiende o no recomiende esta comedia que claramente pudo ser mucho mejor de lo que es, por momentos es brillante y por momentos fastidiosa, la conclusión sería que: verla no será tiempo perdido, pero, tampoco ganado…queda a decisión del lector.

THE WORDS

12 Dec

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Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

 

Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal presents us the words, a movie with a fairly innovative narrative line, starring Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid and Jeremy Irons (very interesting). Tells the story…no, it’s difficult to say it has a single story but, in a basic line, could be said that tells the story of Rory an aspiring writer who is looking to publish his first novel but the success is elusive, finally when the triumph arrives…not necessarily will be due to his own words.

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The tape is quite pleasant, has a narrative like “story within the story” that makes it fun and interesting, the performances are good, but in general there is a flaw (Zerorojo still not identified) that does not allow the viewer to connect to the drama included in the plot… perhaps it may be due to there’s not enough time to examine the characters, as happens in movies such as The Red Violin. Viewers have the last word about this.

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The change of colors marks determinately the change of narration, going from neutrals to the blues passing by the sepia, this gives a lot of interest to the composition and photography, as well as the soundtrack, composed by Marcelo Zarvos: music emphatic but soft.

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It is difficult to recommend this film, not because its history is bad, nor its actors, it’s difficult because it could be more intense, the argument is for this purpose, and still it’s not. However, is more productive to watch The Words than any teen-movie, that’s for sure. So to not divagate,  Zerorojo recommends it, ¿why? Because you don’t get bored, amuses and also attempts to be fresh through his narrative.