A year in, Criss Angels Believe hasnt changed much for the better
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/oc ... ch-better/
"I was curious about how Angel and Cirque du Soleil might have changed or improved their collaboration in the intervening year, so I bought tickets (including a second seat for just $25) for Wednesdays 7 p.m. performance.
Mr. Angel, Im afraid Ive got some bad news.
Believe now seems a bizarre, stranded artifact of a moment when some people had too much money. The show has been streamlined a bit no live musicians, fewer aerialists and dancers, less video wizardry but it hasnt been improved, only diminished. Not much has changed with the overall experience of Believe: I got it pretty much right the first time around ...
...Angel is quite literally going through the motions now. The least compelling figure on the Luxor stage, hes a puzzlingly blank, passive star and centerpiece, pushed and pulled through a series of disappearance stunts by his quartet of clowns and his dueling dark-and-light stage assistants ..."