With the summer movie season upon us, the movie studios have begun to present to us what they hope to be their best movies until the award season begins.
One of the movies released this weekend is “Now You See Me”.
The movie opens and introduces the audience to four street magicians (Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harelson and Dave Franco) whose combined talents have been made into a large scale magic show in Las Vegas. They have chosen a random audience member and with a teleportation device, have transported him to Paris to transfer the money from his local bank to the audience.
But all is not as it seems when the FBI and Interpol (Mark Ruffalo and Melanie Laurent) begin to believe that these magicians are actually con artists and thieves.
The premise of this movie is interesting, but the plot is a bit convuluted and the movie is a little long. It’s not completely horrible, but a little tweaking of the screenplay and a little more editing of the movie might have helped. The plot in the beggining of the movie is also a little slow, it didnt really pick up until a third of the way into the movie.
It’s a shame, I was looking forward to this movie, but I can only give 5 and 1/2 out of ten stars.