This is long-but please take the time to read it and maybe respond. This is really bothering me.
ok..I might seem like a freak...I just recently purchased Criss Angel's series Phenomenon on DVD, and I've watched all of them already and I'm like a fan now..and I'm becoming a BIG fan..because Criss Angel is hot(lol!
) and he seems like a nice guy....sometimes. I was hoping someone could like justify him because I really like him but I've noticed..he sometimes seems like a big jerk...I thought maybe a major fan, if there's anyone on here, could perhaps justify some stuff...I know..I must sound so weird right now. It's just been bugging me and I want him to be like nice but what I've seen..well, anyways. So here's the things that have bothered me. Anyone wanna rebuttal against it?
*In one episode, he claims "I don't do anything for self gain, I never do a trick for self gain", and yet we all know he gets paid, and in one stunt I heard him say "I want more money". Yeah, it's fine he gets money but I don't think he should say he doesn't do it for gain...
*He seems to be REALLY vain. In one stunt, he hypnotized kids to pick up a car, and then when they did it he was like "Yeah! I'm awesome! Yeah!!" Seems vain to me. Plus he's always saying "No one has ever done what I've done, I'm the king of magic". Perhaps, but you don't need to...say that and stuff. and then in a tribute to Houdini he was like "I just upped you Houdini!" Thats not a very nice thing to say at a tribute..Plus he's constantly showing off it seems like.
That can all be opinionated stuff-then there's the facts.
*He just broke up with his wife, and then he's seen with all these girls who are alot younger then him all over them, like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Thats his business I guess, but then I read about many people being upset because he seems to be using Britney for publicity. As some people said, "He came with Britney, and when the cameras were gone he paid no attention to her and blew her off. The second the paparazzi started to take pics, he jumped back in and was in every single photo." That seems pretty wrong...
*The whole Jim Callahan thing. That was pretty awesome. lol. I liked how he did that, I get what he's saying about how he was fake, I thought Jim was pretty ridiculous too. But then in an interview they had later where he revealed what was in the envelope, he talked about 911 and saying how no one could tell the future and he was out there to expose the fraud who do that and fool people. Um...In TONS of his episodes, he predicts the future...hypocritical much? hes doing the same thing hes talking about...
and probably the BIGGEST thing-
*He claims he doesn't use camera tricks and that his audiences are real people. I discovered an error where it showed he did use camera tricks. In one of his tricks, he stands on a table, holds up a sheet, drops it, and he's gone. I know how this is done. There's a mirror in the middle of the table...you can vaguely see the outline of it in the video, and you can tell..I can explain it better later if you want. The main point-he uses camera tricks, because at the beginning of the shot, he told his "live audience" to examine the table and make sure nothing was there. Nothing was there when they did that. But then he clearly stopped the camera, put a mirror in the middle of the table, ran the camera again and did it, and paid those people to do all that. I was soooo disappointed when I saw that. It's fine if he does that, actually, its still a cool trick, and if he did it and admitted to it, I would be like ok thats fine. But he claims he doesn't use camera tricks and his live audience is real...No, it's not, at least not for that trick, and if he does that for that trick, whats not to say he does it for all of his tricks?? I was really saddened...and now everytime I watch something of his I wonder "Is it real?"
So there ya have it. I'm not like...being mean or w/e toward Criss..I WANT someone to tell me some things that justify that stuff, because I like him and stuff. But I'm not a big fan(yet! lol. If someone can restore my faith in him) so I thought maybe someone who was a big fan would know something, or know like something I don't know that he's said in interveiws and what not..and I don't know..It's just been bothering me. lol. So...have at it. So if there are any big fans on this forum who know, Please restore my faith in Criss! lol