I saw the movie Now You See Me over the weekend and boy was I taken for a ride. I just heard my brother in the other room shouting and lo and behold, the movie had the same effect on me.
There are just some movies that can do that to you – hold you spell-bound from beginning to end. I wouldn’t even pause the movie long enough to pee. Yep, it had that effect.
The movie features an all star cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Dave Franko and Woody Harrelson all in their element and incredibly believable in their delivery. They were all superb, leading everyone in every direction but the one direction where it was heading all along. The theme of illusion and sleight of hand ran through the entire movie and for me was an effective tool in keeping the audience captivated. There was no clear lead in the movie as each character played a huge role in climaxing the story and bringing it to worthy conclusion.
I guess I’m with the majority of fans who would love to see a sequel and further extensions of this movie.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, I deliberately left out movie details so there are no spoiler alerts. Go out and enjoy the movie cos enjoy you will.