After a few Cirque du Soleil shows in Vegas, I had high expectations for Criss Angel’s ‘Believe.’ My first Vegas show was ‘La Reve,’ which had amazing water stunts. The next show I watched after my next stay in Las Vegas was ‘Ka‘ and the whole stage was alive and moved in all angles. The third show I watch during my other visits in Vegas was The “O,” and it was fantastic as the rest of the two. Each show had its one style and story. So after watching these three big shows in Vegas, it gave me an excitement to watch magic mixed with Cirque du Soleil.
We were at the 2008 Sema show in Vegas at the time and booked our tickets in advance for the show. I must say that I was very disappointed. His magic tricks were old school and not like the one I’ve seen on his television series, ‘MindFreak.’ (Not to bad mouth, I do like watching MindFreak). One of his first tricks was the disappearing act. I knew he dropped down into the stage floor doors because later in the show there was many floor stage doors where props came out of. The next magic that was very disappointing. Talking about old school, I can’t believe he actually did the dove trick. He pulled doves out of his coat (…boring) and the only surprising thing was actually seeing one of the dove fell. At the very back row seats there was balcony section up top where the doves flew into after the trick was done, and one of the bird suddenly drop down from the balcony area onto a person sitting in the last row. I would have been a little freaked out to see a bird drop on my lap. Another disappointing trick, yes there was more disappointment, was his changing of clothes. There was a big screen where he ran around and as he ran behind the big screen he change into different color clothes. -The thing was, the stage was dim and you didn’t know if it was really him or a double. There was a few more other magic trick that were decent and some where interesting.
So lets not forget the Cirque du Soleil, some of the dancing acts were ok and some were just plain boring. It was more abstract dancing than Cirque du Soleil. As I mentioned, there was a huge screen tv, some of the story was played on video, and watching a ‘live’ act show, I was once again disappointed.
Not going into detail for those who haven’t seen it. If you have seen it, then leave your comments here. If you haven’t, I would recommend watching other magic shows if you wanted to see magic, or other Cirque du Soleil than this one. Or by any means, just watch his ‘Mind Freak’ series, because there’s more magic in that 30 minutes than this whole two hour event. He mentioned during this show that he was thankful to have Luxor sign his show with a 10 year contract. He definitely need to change his show around to have it last that long.