So, Disney has released a new movie to keep us glued to our seats again. Or should I say, where else are we supposed to go with the world still on lockdown and movie theaters closed. But regardless a new Disney film has "Poof", appeared on the scene, um, STREAM!
Magic camp! Now, if you are expecting David blaine or Chris Angel to just appear in this movie or a team of sexy non magician, pretending to be magicians screaming across your stream with death defying stunts, then stay home...
Well now that I have set this film up to totally fail before I have actually reviewed it, it does have some redeeming qualities. For one, if you love magic then you are down with anything that has to do with magicians. However, buyer beware because as a magician there are a lot of times you stand up and scream out, "THAT IS NOT the way you do that!" or "Oh my, they did not cast real magicians". But with all due respect, finding top sleight of hand magician under the age of 12 is tough.
What I do like about this film is it is fun, and did I mention there is magic in it. I have 2 young kids that I have been trying to get to do magic and maybe a movie like this will get them jazzed enough to request a magic kit for Christmas. OR better yet an online Zoom Magic Course for kids and adults. For the heck of it, I searched and found a great magic site that does just that. It is called The BasicsOfMagic.com.
In this day, age and Covid time, I am all about movies that magically transform us away from the politics, dislike, constant social media negativity, and this movie does just that for me and my family. plus, it has magic in it.
I give Disney Magic Camp 4 MAGIC Wands
out of 5, just because I want to see more magic on the screen and in our world.
A group of misfit campers help a down-on-his-luck magician rediscover his love of magic in Disney’s “Magic Camp,” a heartwarming comedy about finding joy and confidence in self-acceptance. As a boy attending the Institute of Magic, a secluded mountain retreat which plays host to a bevy of aspiring young magicians each summer, Andy Duckerman (Adam Devine) was a camp legend. Now, at 35, he's struggling to make ends meet as a professional illusionist and is frustrated and depressed by the direction his career has taken. But when the Institute invites Andy to return as a counselor, he finds himself in charge of the greenest and most awkward wannabe magicians, and having to deal with his former partner and current arch rival, Kristina Darkwood (Gillian Jacobs), who’s also a counselor. As Andy slowly gains the respect of his team of ragtag artists, they in turn inspire him to nurture each of their unique talents while preparing them to compete with the camp’s more experienced magicians in the Institute’s annual Top Hat magic contest.