My friend wanted to watch Fast & Furious 6. However, I watched it already so we ended up checking out Now You See Me. The poster looked good but what really caught my attention was its plot. I got to read a short description of the movie while deciding which movie to watch. I didn’t really have high expectations as Now You See Me wasn’t packaged the same way as movies like Fast & Furious 6, Into Darkness and Hangover 3.
Before I say anything further, I would like to convince you to go catch Now You See Me. I know reviews online weren’t good. In all honesty, I think the professional movie reviewers are doing injustice to the filmmaker of Now You See Me. The film was awesome, exciting, entertaining and unpredictable! The actors were amazing and perfect for their roles.
If I have to criticise the film, I would say that they should add another hour to build on some characters on Now You See Me. Otherwise, the 2-hour movie is a must-watch! Don’t be swayed by the naysayers. Let you be the judge!
Now You See Me is about the Four Horseman, a group of magicians who rob from corrupt businessmen during their Las Vegas high-tech live shows and give the stolen money to their audiences. The Four Horsemen aren’t just magicians but they are highly talented individuals with specific specialty.
- J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) – a brash magician with motto: the closer you look, the less you see. He’s arrogant & egotistical cardsharp professional. He serves as the leader of the group.
- Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) – Daniel Atlas’ former assistant turned sexy escape artist & illusionist.
- Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) – a mentalist who can flesh out secrets of people with specialty in hypnosis.
- Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) – a street magician who is also a pickpocket, con man and skilled lock picker.
The four magicians are brought together by a mysterious person who offers a reward if they team up and carry out the deception. Also watching the shows are Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine), an insurance company tycoon who acts as the horsemen sponsor and Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), a former magician who now exposes professional illusionists for his own reality TV show.
After the Four Horseman first performance, FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) and new interpol agent Alma Dray (Mélanie Laurent) started tracking them down. The chase started from Las Vegas then to New Orleans then to New York. Will they be able to catch the horsemen?
Now You See Me has an all-star cast and each one of those stars performed perfectly well! Imagine combining Mark Ruffalo (Avengers), Woody Harrelson (Hunger Games), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman!
Funny to say but I kept imagining the Hulk to come out of the movie. It’s just hard to separate Mark Ruffalo from his hulk’s character in the Avengers. Having said that, I must say Mark Ruffalo performed brilliantly again. He is now becoming one of my favorite actors in Hollywood. He’s such a believable actor and very funny too without trying so hard! I enjoyed watching him and would probably watch out for any future films that he will make!
Storywise, I was totally surprised at the ending! I guess the story went by too fast that it didn’t give me enough time to analyse. Now You See Me blew me away upon knowing who’s the mastermind and how all the pieces connected together. I had a great time watching it!
My rating for Now You See Me: 4 out of 5 stars.