Street Magicians Jack Wilder, Henley Reeves, J. Daniel Atlas, and Merritt McKinney make up the latest new attraction in Vegas - The Four Horsemen, a team of the greatest illusionists. When conducting their latest trick, the group robs a bank of nearly 3 million dollars. This leads FBI agent, Dylan Rhodes, and Interpol detective, Alma Dray, on a mission to track down this team of illusionists and discover how they did it and/or what their true intentions are. Louis Leterrier's Now You See Me is a film that treats the audience like an idiot, hoping you will buy into the escapism and not ask too many questions. The cast is a rather odd ensemble of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Isla Fisher and while the first two certainly make sense in their respective roles, Isla Fisher felt incredibly miscast and out of place. On the surface, Now You See Me is a rather unique heist film focusing on the cat and mouse game which ensues between 'The Four Horsemen' and the FBI. Early on, the film really keeps the viewer in the dark as to what is going on, leaving them in the dark about almost everything. One of the main problems with Now You See Me is that it simply lacks any POV, seemingly unsure who the main character's are. One could make an argument that this is intentional but what occurs because of this lack of POV is a film that feels overly convoluted and muddled. I could live with this type of thing but the climax of Now You See Me simply left me infuriated. This is a film that doesn't understand the difference between tricking the audience and cheating the audience. The twist is so out of left field and borderline nonsensical that when it happens the viewer doesn't feel much of anything. Now You See Me is a concept with potential but unfortunately it's a film that just feels thrown together around this silly twist ending, leaving the viewer feeling completely cheated about the whole intriguing experience.
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