This is a movie about the intriguing world of ‘magic’. Being a Bible believer, I don’t like watching stuff that I don’t believe in or don’t approve of. So, I was a bit sceptic to go and see it, but our son dragged us along on family night, and I decided to try and enjoy it.
I was pleasantly surprised. Now You See Me is a well, cleverly written movie, with a nice, surprising end. The story line is strong, the acting brilliant and suspense exhilarating. You keep wondering what trick on earth they could come up with next.
Now You See Me is the story of four struggling ‘magicians’ who got hired by an unknown employee to pull some majestic tricks to get revenge on someone they don’t even know. They are hunted by a has-been magician and a sceptic cop – for different reasons, while they entertain and win over audiences wherever they go.
I definitely expect a few Oscar nominations for this one. It is one of my movies of the year.
I give it: 5/5
Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson
Age restriction: PG10-12
Director: Louis Leterrier
Writer/s: Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt (screenplay), Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt (story)
Parental Advice: Always keep to age restrictions.
Language: Swear words are uttered.
Offensive Stuff: If you don’t ‘believe’ in magic, like me, don’t worry. They explain the tricks at the end.
5/5 Don’t miss! Do whatever to go and watch!
4/5 Good, watchable, but it may have something to put someone off, or may just not be your cup of tea.
3/5 OK, but if you have something else to do, reconsider and watch it when it comes out on DVD or on TV.
2/5 Pff, why would they waste time to make it and why would you waste your time and money?
1/5 Don’t even bother. You have to be paid to watch this and then be recompensed for your time.
0/5 Need I waste words?
The stacked cast is good with what they do, but the movie’s less concerned about them, and more about the twists and turns of the story. Most of which, don’t make much sense. Nice review.