NOW YOU SEE ME (2013) : REVIEW
June 4, 2013
"Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you’ll actually see."
It's been a while since magic hits the theatre. I still remember how Nolan practically squeezed my brain with The Prestige, forcing me to see and think beyond ordinary, as I was quickly falling to his dark twisted scheme. It was quite an experience I can say. Now, the real question is, was Louis Leterrier (Transporter, Clash of The Titans) able to create another magical illusion through this movie?
Random street-magicians quickly gathered and teamed-up after receiving a mysterious tarot-card invitation, and they're now calling themselves The Four Horsemen. The gang which consist of an awkwardly brilliant illusionist Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) with his former escaping-pro beautiful assistant, Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), a mind-reader slash mentalist Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) and a rookie pickpocket master Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) quickly built a reputation after magically 'robbed' a Parisian bank and 'poured' the stolen dollars all over the audiences at their show at MGM Las Vegas. On the other hand, an FBI Agent, Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) suddenly found himself in the middle of the magic heist, chasing the Robin Hood-like magicians with the help of a beautiful french Interpol Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent), while trying really hard to understand whatever stunts the gang pulled off.