Movie Review: Now You See Me
The movie tells the story about a group of talented magicians brought together by an unknown sponsor. This sponsor has endowed them with the execution plans for a series of magic tricks that correct various injustices in the world. Only at the end is it revealed why they needed to right these wrongs and who exactly this "Fifth Horseman" is.
I love magic--especially card tricks. I was so amused by magic tricks these past couple months that looking up tricks on YouTube actually became one of my ever-famous procrastination techniques. So I was really really excited when I heard about this movie.
Honestly, I didn't have high expectations going in--I thought I'd see some cool things and it would be entertaining, but nothing amazing. I was pleasantly surprised. I thought the plot was well done and came together quite nicely. I don't want to give anything away, but seriously I did NOT see that coming.
The cast couldn't be better. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco? It's such a winning cast. Eisenberg was great with the sassiness and condescension. I was also really excited to see Fisher and Franco get some more screen time. Woody Harrelson was Woody Harrelson. Flawless.
I think the one thing I didn't like was the romance between Dylan Rhodes and Alma Dray (Ruffalo and Mélanie Laurent). I think it was unnecessary, and honestly I was never too invested in the development of their character relationship--professional or romantic. Now that I think about it, Alma was probably my least favorite character.
The movie is fast-paced, witty and fairly easy to follow along. It's my kind of movie. I definitely recommend it.