Sunday, April 27, 2014

review: Now You See Me (movie)

Now You See Me was such ride. It's about four magic performers, two stage magicians (Jesse Eisenberg and Isla Fisher) one street con-artist/illusionist (Dave Franco), and a mentalist (Woody Harrelson), who are chosen by a mysterious benefactor to perform together as "The Four Horsemen" in Vegas. We know they have an ulterior motive for performing together as the four really don't get along and two of them have.... history. 

Flash forward to their first show in Vegas where they decide to... rob a bank, much to the audience's delight. However when the money actually goes missing from the bank, in France no less, the FBI and Interpol (due to the international location of the poor poor victimized back) get involved (Mark Ruffalo and Melanie Laurent). 

Off the agents go, chasing the magicians before they can complete their plans and steal more money. We also run into Micheal Cane as the public backer of the magicians and Morgan Freeman, as a greedy former magician out to expose the tricks of others. 

There's magic, humor, car chase, and revenge. Seriously, what's not to like? I give Now You See Me 5 out of 5 stars for convoluted plot, magic, and surprise. You can watch the trailer here!

Now You See Me was confirmed for a sequel in February and I'm super excited to see what they have in store both for these characters and the world that they live in!

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