Sunday, June 2, 2013

Now You See Me: But Do You Want To?

Much is said about magic in this hyperbolic thriller about four magicians brought together by an anonymous leader, a la Charlie in Charlie's Angels. But the one truism to keep in mind if you choose to take in this flick is that the more you look the less you see. Or something to that effect.

In other words, don't try to figure it out. All will be revealed in the end. The smoke will lift. The  mirrors will shatter and it will make sense — sort of.

So the movie isn't exactly play fair and the big reveal may be anticlimactic, still there's fun to be had at this slick flick, which is strangely satisfying in the end.

The sterling cast includes Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.

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