No offense to anyone who is an Angel fan, but I totally disagree. People dislike Angel because of his attitude, use of camera editing, and stooges. First his attitude toward magic, he seems to be competitive toward Blaine. He's always trying to be better than him at being a street magician, even though he is a stage magician. He has publicly challenged Blaine, and denounced him, as if magic is a competition, which it isn't. So how does he try to beat Blaine, with camera tricks and stooges. Some people say that him doing this is exceptable because if the effects are not edited or have stooges, it won't be strong enough to be put on TV. That's ridiculous because people like David Blaine and Lance Burton have been doing effects without editing, and they were successful. Someone might say that Blaine used editing to enhance his levitation, but he did it to protect the secret of the Balducci, which is perfectly fine because the reactions were real, they weren't actors, and he really did a levitation. Angel on the other hand do effects that aren't possible without his cameras and stooges. Other than that he can only do stage effects, which aren't bad, why doesn't he stick with what he's good at instead of trying to be a street magician like Blaine. He also don't really care about magic, if he did he wouldn't use these camera editing and stooges, he'd do real illusions like the rest of us. All he cares about is fame and money, he challenges Blaine, why, to gain publicity, he reveals some tricks on TV, why, to get more ratings. Everything he does is for money and fame. And yeah, that might be me on TV one day doing magic and people may be critizising me, but they'd be critizising me for my skill and presentation, not my use of camera editing and stooges. If I were on TV, I'd stay true to the art of magic and do real effects, I wouldn't try to convince the people I am something more than I really am.
His use of camera tricks and stooges is not exceptable, he is lying to the people, making them believe he is this master illusionist, even though he is nothing more than movie director, because everything he does, can easily be duplicated in movies. We as magicians doing magic that are actually possible without the camera and a payed cast of actors are "Honest Liars", but Angel is just a liar, and nothing more. Not only is this unfair to the spectactors who believe they are witnessing miracles, but instead they are watching a movie, with actors and special effects, it also affects other magicians. Ever since the second season of Mindfreak started, I've been asked if I can float from building to another building, no, unless if I have Angel's money, cameras, and actors, I can't do any of those effects. How can us real magicians compete with Angel, I mean compared to these TV illusions, our real illusions seem like nothing. I think Angel is ruining the art of magic and illusion, he's not staying true to the art, all he's doing is lying to everyone and trying to make himself look like God.
That's what I think and I know some people will disagree, go ahead, it's your opinion.
And by the way, the Coin Thru Soda is by Wayne Houchin, not Angel.
The only thing Angel can create is special effects for TV, and stage effects, which he should stay with.