If you can leave an audience talking about the film for hours, maybe even days then you’ve done your job right. Now You See Me is one of those films. Walking out of the cinema, all you could hear were people discussing every element of the film, what they saw coming, what they didn’t, what they liked, what they hated. That is what makes good cinema.
When four magicians (Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Woody Harellson and Isla Fisher) are each given a tarot card with a mysterious address, they band together to become the 4 Horseman. Their Las Vegas show brings them to the nations attention when they rob a bank half way across the world. With Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Vergas of Interpol on their tail, alongside professional illusion exposer Thaddeus Bradley, the Horsemen make their illusions bigger and better, leaving them all in awe. Just remember, the closer you look, the less you see.
Finallu an original film that isn’t based on a book, game or previous film! That’s what I like to see! Not only that, but it is an original story. The only thing I could compare it to is maybe The Prestige, but obviously a lot more modern and a bit more squish! The only thing that I could complain about was the love story, it wasn’t necessary and I felt like it was added almost last minute as there was no development.
The cast are brilliant. It’s safe to say that Jesse Eisenberg has a talent for the playing arrogant ass, but at least this time Danny is a cool ass with much better hair! Isla Fisher takes the role of the only female Horseman Henley, who’s just as badass as the men. Woody Harrelson, as usual, is brilliant. As mentalist Merriett, he adds some comic relief with witty oneliners and general amusement. Dave Franco may not have many lines, but Jack is key to the story. I’ve never really been a fan of Franco, but for once I actually like him!
The story twists and turns all over the place, so make sure you pay attention. But like the tag line says, “the closer you look, the less you see.”, so see if you can guess what’s going to happen next. Definitely worth seeing, especially on the big screen.