Right off the bat, seeing Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg re-team for the first time since ZOMBIELAND (God I wish theyíd done a sequel instead of that abysmal web episode bullshit), got me excited. Theyíre witty back and forth banter is just as good here as it was there. The Four Horsemen are an interesting groupówith Isla Fisher and Dave Franco being the least interesting of the four, but thatíll come down to personal preferences. Some complained that the film didnít feel like it was about them, that they werenít present enough throughout. I disagree. They were very much present, and played the role they were given very well. Obviously, I donít want to give anything away, but rest assured that these guys wonít disappoint you.
Mark Ruffalo scored a big break with THE AVENGERS, and because of that, heís got the spotlight on him at the moment. No complaints here. He does a great job as the FBI agent trying to figure out whatís what. Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are also great additions, with Freeman being the scene stealer on this adventure. The story zigzags between all these characters very well, and you never really know whoís in on what, or whoís doing what, which in itself is a nice trick. Most films like this sell themselves short with too much or too little misdirection, but this one got it just right.
NOW YOU SEE ME is a fun magic/caper piece that reminds me a lot of OCEANíS ELEVENÖwith magic. When the curtain is finally drawn we see a bigger piece of the magic world, which is only hinted at throughout. The lore in this flick is cool, and if I had to complain about something, itís that we donít see enough of it. Thereís a sequel in the works, and that will be the time to show us a real trick or two, as well as dive head first into all that lore and mysticism. Hereís hoping they donít cop out on it, because this flick sets up a solid base to build something truly spectacular on. My fingers are officially crossed.
Now You See Me Revealed: The production team explain how they wanted to create the perfect heist flick with magicólike I said, itís OCEANS ELEVEN with magic. Booya.
A Brief History of Magic: Magician Mark Quon, the dude responsible for all the filmís tricks, schools us on magic for a few minutes. Honestly, I could watch hours of this stuff.
Deleted Scenes: Thereís thirty minutes worth, most of which deserves to disappear, but Iíll take as many more scenes with the Horsemen as I can get.
Previews: Thereís a couple trailers for the feature, a handful of other previews as well as a DVD and Ultraviolet Copy of the film. Oh, and this version also features an extended edition as well as the theatrical one.