DVD Review: Now You See Me

Abracadabra.
 
FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol agent Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent) are tasked with tasked with trying to pin down four magicians (played by Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco) who rob banks during their shows and give the money to their audience. They're backed by a powerful benefactor Arthur Tressier. (Michael Caine) With the help of magician de-bunker Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) they're in for a hell of a ride to say the least.
 
I have to admit, the spinning camera shots got annoying really fast, but I found this film quite fascinating. The special effects were great. All of the actors seemed perfectly cast, (Although I swear Morgan Freeman was about to say "Very good, Mr. Wayne" whenever he was talking to Michael Caine) and the ending packed a legitimate surprise. Overall, while I didn't expect much from this movie to begin with, I'm happy with what I watched. I'm interested in seeing what they do with the supposed sequel.
 
Recommended: Yes
 
Grade: B-
 
Memorable Quote: "Always be the smartest guy in the room." - Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg)

13 comments:

  1. So glad you didn't hate it! I liked that film a lot. And the sequel doesn't seem like that bad of an idea anymore. :D

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    1. Yeah, it was a good one. I'm not sure if anyone expected it to be such a hit.

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  2. I thought this was a lot of fun as well. Though I felt the beginning so strong that it just felt weaker as the movie went on.

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  3. I'd give it a weak B. It was fun, even if I saw the end coming a mile away. I'll definitely check out the sequel.

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    1. Ha, you pay better attention than I do, because I didn't think it would be him until a few minutes before the big reveal. I had kind of almost forgotten about it beforehand.

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  4. Good review Brittani. Everybody seems like they're game for the material, problem is, the material cheats a bit too much.

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    1. I can see your point, but it's a little fitting. It is a movie about magicians.

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  5. I was so game to see this and really wanted to like it, but I find it to be quite boring and preposterous. I still like Woody Harrelson in it though.

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  6. I have almost redboxed this 900 times. Damn it. I loves me some Woody.

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  7. I had some fun with this film, but I hated the four horseman, their arrogance made me want to punch the screen. Didn't like the ending myself, the best twists pay off perfectly with each viewing.

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    1. It is kind of amusing to think that Isla Fisher would ever want Jesse Eisenberg's character. I found that a little weird.

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