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Aspiring magicians from all over the world perform their best tricks to try and fool Penn and Teller, the world-famous magician duo. If the two can not guess how the trick was done, the "fooler" gets to be on their Las Vegas magic show.
It can be entertaining to watch but it's WAY over dramatic with things that we've all seen before or when we know he's obviously not in danger. I understand a bit of suspense for atmosphere but this was another level of intelligence-insulting drama.
He also tries to pay homage to other magicians by doing things they died doing which is pretty cool. But sometimes he changes it completely while making it seem like he's doing the same thing but because he changes it, there really wasn't any danger. That's kind of a slap in the face to the other people who died doing it by acting so dramatic about doing the same dangerous thing...when you're not.
Also, many times the people in the background act like background actors in a Sitcom. It's like they were told to ignore the fact that there are cameras and a guy doing magic and just act natural. It made it feel less genuine. At one point he interrupts a couple eating at a restaurant and says he's doing magic. When he goes and sits back with the other couple he's doing the trick for (2 feet away) the other couple don't even act interested or try to see what he's doing.
If you like magic you might like this but don't expect too much greatness here.
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