Life is a double-edged sword. On one side, a Las Vegas critic who genuinely enjoys magic and is happy to go see every new show that opens on the Strip and will, on average, grade a magi higher than a song and dance show if he enjoys himself like a spectator and has his mind exploded with wonder. On the other, he goes to every magic show in town and after a while begins to realize that all these wizards pull the same miracles.
Which brings us to Mike Weatherford’s review of Israeli Lior Suchard’s show at The Palms. Weatherford digs the show, but is obviously disappointed to see effects he’s seen before performed perfectly yet again. To his credit, he doesn’t discount Lior for that but does recommend against seeing this or another mentalism show if you have seen any other mentalism show before.
Great show, friendly critic and yet the review comes through with qualifiers. Is this a reason enough to take well-worn brain busters out of a mentalism act?