Now You See Me is the story of an FBI agent and an Interpol detective who track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
This is one of those films that I didn’t really know much about before seeing it and that’s usually how I like going in to a film, I knew who was in it and vaguely what it was about, but that was about it.
Suffice to say that the film was a pleasant surprise, it’s one of those films that does keep you guessing throughout, not only do the magic tricks amaze you, but it also keeps you wondering on who had organised the “Four Horsemen” to commit the robbery.
There are some superb special effects to bring the magic to life and although some of the acting may be a little lacklustre in parts, the overall feeling of the film does intrigue.
Playing on the slight of hand of the magic to pull you in to the storyline is a nice touch, with its twists and turns, making you think one thing and then surprising you with something you wasn’t expecting.
Michael Caine is a bit under used and Morgan Freeman is pretty good as an ex-magician who is debunking the Four Horsemen, Jessie Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco.
Now You See Me is a refreshing change from a lot of the films that are out these days, it’s an interesting idea of four street magicians that come together to commit a crime, that has an alternative motive.
The film is not going to to excite everyone, it does have its funny moments and it does keep you gripped, there is a pretty good char chase towards the end of the film, but this isn’t an action packed movie, so don’t expect it to be.
Overall Thoughts For Now You See Me
An interesting idea, slightly damp on the script, that is kept together by the magic and the mystery of who has pulled the team of magicians together. But it is a film that I enjoyed.