Well, let me stick to Neil Burger's The Illusionist and Chistopher Nolan's The Prestige when it comes to recent movies about magicians. This one is pure bubble: no meat around the bone, just lights, noise and infantile dialogues. Already forgotten.
By explaining everything and leaving nothing to the imagination, Now You See Me film falls into this dreadful predictability that leaves one laughing at just how ridiculous its plot twists and dialogue is. It kicked off fine and dandy but the further in it got, the worse it became. I was fucking gagging at the romance between Laurent and Ruffalo. What a disappointment.
Breezy heist film with a magic twist finds four extraordinary magicians using their talents to pull off the ultimate heist. Leterrier directs with an entertaining flair, and the cast is terrific, but the far fetched twist at the end leaves a sour taste. Not that the rest of the film is believable by any stretch, but he makes it work in context for the most part.
It's not the Four Fantastic but the four Horsemen. Some scenes are very well-done such as the moment when the policeman fights with one of the magicians in the apartement. This scene especially transported me into a Marvel production. I really recommend it in order to have fun .
Watchable if only for its breakneck speed and bag of directorial tricks, this thriller tosses logic out of the window and lost me after the first heist. Even Morgan Freeman (who's role functions purely to spew forth exposition) couldn't save this film that horrible wastes such a good cast.