Saturday, 29 June 2013

Movie Review: Now You See Me

Now You See Me is a fast-paced crime action thriller about 4 gifted magicians - illusionist, mentalist, escape artist, pickpocket mindbender brought together as a team to perform 3 different major magic acts which actually turns out to be well-planned, well-executed heists that managed to ridicule the authorities. 

Although the ending is flimsy, the plot has several consistency issues and magic heist tricks performed is implausible, but the spectacle succeeds at distracting and holds your interest long enough until the credits roll. There are several unexpected plot twists in the film which may surprise the audience. The magic heist tricks keeps you guessing how it was done until they reveal how they do most of the tricks. It also makes you anticipate and wonder what comes next after the 1st and 2nd act.

The film features an emsemble cast consists of outstanding, talented actors to drive the story. However, the film loses out on character development for each individual due to the nature of the story (the film focused on plot development instead). The film is an exaggerated version of Ocean's Eleven and The Prestige...which is fun, entertaining, thrilling at the same time and I certainly enjoyed it.

Rating: 8/10

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