Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Now You See Me review; please make it disappear
An action-thriller about magicians stealing from the rich, to give to the poor; sounds pretty cool right? The movie is Now You See Me, directed by Louis Leterrier (The Transporter). It's got a great cast too! Jesse Eisenberg as the leader of this magic group called the Four Horseman. Woody Harrelson plays a hypnotist and brings some comedic flare to the party. Isla Fisher plays a sexy escape artist. And the final Horseman is Dave Franco, who plays a pickpocket turned magician. I actually saw this film a few weeks ago, but with all the Man of Steel hype, I simply haven't had time to post my review. But now I want to tell you about the movie, and the rest of the cast, so let's go!
What I liked about the film:
Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman are great in the film, with their limited screen time. Caine plays the financier of the group's magic act. And Freeman plays a man hellbent on exposing magicians as frauds, and he makes a good living doing it. Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) plays an assistant FBI Agent and I just fell in love with her. She's plays this really smart, sexy, and genuinely curious character. I couldn't take my eyes off her the entire film. Good stuff.
What I didn't like about the film:
The Story/Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo just totally over-acts this entire role. He's an FBI Agent who will do whatever it takes to capture the Horseman, you know... because they're stealing from the rich to give to the poor. The conclusion will have you shaking your head and rolling your eyes at the same time. Oh and heads up, if you're a movie fan of any kind, you'll see the ending coming with about 45 minutes left in the film.
Skip This Stinker
50% on RottenTomatoes right now. And I don't think the reviews are as polarizing as maybe Man of Steel; overall, people (myself included) just hated the story and the stupidity of it all. I know Ruffalo and company will be fine, and they'll get my hard earned cash on the next one. But as far as this movie goes; now you see me, and now you don't...