Hey Peeps, I hope you’re all well? So as you’ve probably not yet realised I’m secretly getting you to read my film review/ musing of Now You See Me using the power of hypnotism and mouse clicking or you’re using Windows 8 in which case it magically made my site appear. Anyways on to the review in hand:
Now You See Me is about four separate magicians/ illusionists who are summoned by a magician’s card with a time, date and address on it. Upon arriving at the noted address the magicians; J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) are enlisted as a team called the Four Horsemen to pull off some of the greatest magic tricks the world has ever seen (including robbing a bank). Of course robbing a bank would get some attention which in this case is the attention of FBI Agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol Detective Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent). Agent Rhodes and Detective Dray arrest the Four Horsemen but are unable to hold them in custody unless they’re able to prove that they actually robbed a bank which would actually require an understanding of how the bank robbery took place. Trailer time:
The film as you’ve probably seen includes roles for two of my favourite older generation actors Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman with the latter playing the biggest part in the film as an ex-magician who’s job it is to work out and reveal the secrets behind a magician’s tricks. The film itself unfolds much like a magic trick; to quote Morgan Freeman’s character Thaddeus Bradley, “Come in close, because the more you think you see, the easier it’ll be to fool you”.
Although there were a couple of film slip ups (things that in real life wouldn’t have happened) the twists and turns in the film make it probably one of my favourite films this year. I’ve put off reviewing this film as giving another film 3.5 stars was going to frustrate me immensely but looking back over the past three films I feel this film may just pip the Hangover Part III and Fast & Furious 6 so I’m giving it a rating of 3.7 stars out of 5.