am pretty shure that after you have watched some shows you will change your mind(i did:) ).
I agree I watched one of his first season shows when it came out and at first thought he was pretty good, but after about the third episode I realized it was all stooges and edits. He insults the intelligence of his audience by presenting effects that even most laypeople know can't be done by classic magic methods like misdirection or slight of hand.
Who really cares? It's not like he's hurting anyone and it makes the illusions look more cooler to laypeople watching it on tv.
Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong!!!
Criss is hurting the Art itself. He is creating unrealistic expectations of the audience so when they see him live they are very disappointed. Why do you think the majority of people that have seen the soft-opening of his Cirque show have stated it’s a pure dud! The only people that praise him are “blind” Loyals that really don’t get it.
I don’t care if he has inspired you or you think he’s the coolest guy in a sleeveless shirt – that does not make him a talented magician!
Making illusions look “cooler” to a TV audience is not why he uses editing. He is using camera edits and stooges to mask his pure lack of talent. If he were a highly skilled magician, he would have no need of camera edits, etc… Crissy is destroying decades of trust that REAL magicians labored to earn from the TV audience.
So you ask who really cares. Real working magicians care. Anyone involved in the Art of Magic care. Audiences that wish to be entertained without being cheated or have their intelligence insulted care!When you study more about history of magic or if you take off your blinders and research other magicians out there you may eventually get it. I doubt it though. It seems most Loyals are about as intelligent as a box of rocks and even though the evidence slaps them in the face, they refuse to believe Criss Angel is a no-talent hack.
Ok first of all not all of the people who like the show are blind loyals I don't blindly follow him and think he's the coolest guy in a sleeveless shirt and I know all about the camera edits and stooges but I don't have any more or less respect for him and I know that most of you on here think he's a no talent hack and I don't really care because after that last Blaine episode I've lost some faith in him and I know all about how that last part failed and I still do respect Blaine for being a well known illusionist and some of the stuff he does is pretty cool.
As for that last part I have studied a lot about magic because as you can tell I have a lot of free time on my hands since most employers think I'm a fat useless slob that will probably be dead by the end of the year because of how fat he is I have researched some of the greats from Houdini to Blaine I can't remember all the magicians I've researched but I have a memory like a steel trap I just retain useless info that constantly gives me headaches.
So basically every magician I've learned from I research them before I buy most of the tricks I've bought and in no way am I a blind loyal I do know a lot of what Criss does and I still have respect for him I have as much respect for him as I do all the other great magicians who have entertained people like Houdini Dai Vernon Cyril Takayama SW Erdnase Daryl DEVO (To a lesser extent because of the rumors going around about him) Brad Christian (even though everytime I watch him he looks more and more like a q***r) Daniel Garcia Wayne Houchin Gary Freed (HUGE respect for him) Gordon Bean some of you possibly don't know him but he was the guy that made Bikers it's kinda like NFW only instead of changing into aces they change into Kings Of Spades one by one. And finally my favorite magician of modern times Richard Sanders (I haven't done a lot of research on him yet but I might fairly soon).
So in closing I'm not as dumb as a box of rocks and I do have respect for all the magicians I've learned from and seen perform but no matter what you say about me being a clueless loyal that doesn't know anything about him or what he does I will still have respect for him and there's not enough people in this world that could convince me otherwise.