My Turn: Magic gains momentum in movies

Magic appears to be a theme that’s really taken off in the 21st century with the fad beginning in the late 1990s with shows such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Charmed.” And it only grew from there.

Alisa Boswell

Alisa Boswell

I am not any less of a junkie for these science fiction, magic-based movies and shows than anyone else. I was hooked on Buffy as numerous others were, and I have enjoyed movies with magic themes.

People’s fascination and intrigue with magic has gone back decades, so it is by no means a new theme for Hollywood with previous films such as “Willow” (1988), “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” (1971) and “The Wizard of Gore” (1969).

But it would appear that in the last several years, the idea of magic is gaining an entirely new momentum as more and more movies and TV shows appear on screen with a fair-sized audience at their beck and call.

Two of the most recent are “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” and “Now You See Me,” which made it to the top ten list for magic movies.

Burt Wonderstone is worth watching for the humor, but “Now You See Me” is an excellent movie with a good storyline, great plot twists and talented actors.


Alisa Boswell loves movies and literature and writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at or 356-4481 or on Facebook at Cmi staff-Alisa Boswell.

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