Thursday, 29 August 2013

Movie Review - Now You See Me

Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horseman, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Vargas of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see.

This movie piqued my interest almost immediately after I had watched the trailer. The movie is very unique and you don't see this "concept" very often. Also, I was really excited to see cool magical tricks. Even though most people are skeptical about magic, the neat illusions are not something to be missed.

The story-line of the movie was also very exclusive and very well written. The best part of the movie was when the tricks were being explained! The entire movie was a thrill ride and it is not possible to anticipate what the characters would do next neither is it possible to predict where the story was headed next. It was a nail-biting 2 hours and I sat on the edge of my seat anticipating the next move

The star-studded cast was amazing as expected with Jessie Eisenberg, Woody Harleson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman in the lead roles. For once, Jessie Eisenberg didn't look like a homeless jewish man and Dave Franco (the main reason I watched this movie) was adorable as ever. Not to mention the golden-voiced Morgan Freeman and the best British actor ever (also Batman's butler) Micheal Caine were stunning in their roles.

The entire movie was one gigantic puzzle folding in on itself and as a mystery-lover I couldn't ask for more. The sequel for the movie is going to start filming in 2014 for a 2015 release, and I can't wait for it! This is jackpot for anyone who loves the crime, mystery and thriller genres. I for one absolutely loved it!