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Now You See Me (2013)
« on: March 24, 2014, 09:47:08 pm »

When I picked up my copy of Now You See Me from the Library today, I was scratching my head wondering what the f*ck was this movie was and how did it get onto my Hold List. I didn't even look at the cover, just the title and that was that. It wasn't until I got home, popped it into the DVD player and saw Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson did I remember it being the "magician's and their heist" flick. I love a good Heist flick, unfortunately, this isn't one of them. The problem with doing 'Magic Tricks' in a movie is that.....well, it's a movie. The thrill of magic in general gets lost in translation. It can only be done live and in front of you for it too work. When you have a movie that hinges on the illusion of magic, all you're going to be thinking about are all the Special FX, CGI and Film Edits that come with putting a film together.

So what's left in Now You See Me is a lot of fluff that really isn't all that interesting and explains why I was bored through most of the movie and the big reveal, the one that we are all waiting for to happen, the one that's gonna give us the answer to the big question......landed like a iron balloon. Why? For starters, without having heard a peep about the movies plot, I had already figured out who was pulling the strings and why he was doing it and I figured it all out within the first 15 minutes of the movie. Strip away all the "magic" elements, I just found the movie to be a very average heist flick and very transparent in disguising the one pulling the strings. Magic is all about misdirection so it was easy to figure out pretty fast who is behind all of this. Not sure whether to recommend this or not. I say give it a shot if there is nothing else to watch. Rent it......or don't. Now, I did like seeing Morgan Freeman back behind bars though.  ;D
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Re: Now You See Me (2013)
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 09:47:43 pm »
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Now THAT's a magic trick I'd like to see!
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