Check out A&E or www.crissangel.com for the live event. An old hotel will be demolished by a bunch of explosives with Criss Angel inside. Well he has to make it to the roof out out shackles and kuffs and several locked doors to a waiting helicopter before the building blows.
The trick to magic (no pun intended) is you just willingly believe what they tell you. He did this stunt where he lifted a car up. Unfortunately they showed underneath where they removed pretty much everything from the car so it was easily lifted.
Or the "OMG" girls that are around him all hte time. PLANT PLANT PLANT.
Worse is David Blaine. I watched the "whoops, I dropped your ring down the subway grate" trick 3x before I realized the only person not in on the act. . . was me. d'OH!
His street work is pretty awesome at times... but when he goes for the big stunt tricks its very Hoakey.
He tells everyone none of his stuff is real, and also tells how he does most of it.
He was on one of the late shows last week doing a few illusions and then told how he did them, as he often does. I'm not into illustion, but must admit he is very good, maybe the best.