Saturday 21 December 2013

Film Review - Now You See Me

This is a fun thriller. Four magicians team up to create a spectacular magic show, the highlights of which are some original heists. As they do so they play a cat and mouse game with the authorities and with an  ex-magician who is dedicated to exposing magicians and their scams.

As thrillers go it's not a very deep one, but it does have a few interesting twists along the way. What does stand out are the magic shows, they are a fantastic spectacle and the four magicians all contribute something different to the show. There's sleight of hand, mesmerism, escapology and illusions and the actors all do a decent job with their roles.

I can see that some people might not be a fan of the ending,personally I liked it, it's nice to think that there's a bit of mystery to it. All in all it's a flashy and entertaining watch.

In this visually spectacular blend of astonishing illusions and exhilarating action from director Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans), four talented magicians mesmerise an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has the FBI and Interpol scrambling to anticipate their next move.

Now You See Me is available from Amazon (and it's a fun watch)

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