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.
It was kinda lame, but also pretty entertaining, even though it had 30 minutes to much. I saw that twist coming a mile away, but even I had better ideas for it then the script. Louis Leterrier is still a shitty director who does not know his way aroind computer graphics but likes to make it rain CG all over his features. Someone stop this guy.
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.
After a riveting first act this hokey yarn slowly descended into mediocre plot twists and boring chase scenes. The cast is mostly woeful except for Harrelson who really shines. Eisenberg fares the worst and comes off completely one note and obnoxious to the max. Production work is all flash with little finesse. The script has some inspired bits but as a whole it ends up in a ditch. Barely enjoyable!
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 .