Now You See Me (Movie Review)

Now You See Me (Movie Review)



I’m here to tell you about a movie called ‘Now You See Me,’
released in 2013. There is going to be a sequel, but it isn’t out yet. And this
is movie is a rated a 12 plus. The theme was something different: magic. Four
magicians each answer a mysterious calling to a random address. They each
specialize in a different section of magic. One is a mind reader, another a
escape artist and so on. At a performance they appear to have really robbed a
bank in what was supposed to be a magic trick. This then brings them to the
attention of the police, and an agent is set on their case. This is difficult
for the agents to solve alone because of the illusionist attributes to the
case, so they call in a man who is familiar with foiling magic shows – Thaddeus
Bradley. This results in a strange investigation where the magic can always
trick you and the motto of the film is brought to light: the closer you look,
the less you see.

This movie stars a lot of familiar actors as well. There
are some big names like Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Isla Fisher [Confessions
of a Shopaholic], Woody Harrelson [Haymitch, Hunger Games] and Mark Ruffalo
[The Hulk]. I really like Isla Fisher as an actress, and although I haven’t
seen many of her movies I always love her talent. Of course, it was just as
spectacular in this movie too.

My favourite scene in the movie had to be the fighting
scene between Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo. I mean, who doesn’t like a good
fistfight? And when you add magic in there it becomes slightly bizarre and all
the more the interesting in my opinion. For me, that was my favourite bit I suppose.
I also liked the beginning of the film where each of the four magicians
showcased their talent. It was intriguing, and in some cases even funny. The
special effects in the film were of course splendid, they had to be for us to
believe in the magic ^^

The ending of the film was very colourful, and used special
effects the most. And of course, the moment when the mystery is revealed and
everyone goes oh! I was pleased to
say I was able to guess some of the solutions to the problem, but it wasn’t
predictable at all for the most part.

It was directed by Lois Leterrier who has directed other
films like: The Incredible Hulk and Clash of the Titans. It runs for five
minutes under two hours, but the extended version runs for ten extra minutes. I
would rate this film four out of five, it’s pretty good!

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Olivia’s Question: Do you believe in magic?

Olivia-Savannah x

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