Wednesday, 17 July 2013
269, Now You See Me
The movie opens with a mysterious hooded figure scouting the 4 magicians in their own environments, leaving each a tarot card with a place, date and time. On arrival - they all meet up for the first time and enter a deserted room where they set off an illusion that sets the pace and tone for the rest of the movie.
Jump 1 year forward and our 4 heroes, now funded by Multi Millionaire Tressler (Caine) are on the Vegas stage and now known as the 'Four Horseman'. After a stunning visual masterpiece that see's them empty a bank of 3 Million Euros from the comfort of their own stage the FBI discover that although a seemingly impossibility - the robbery actually took place and they are soon wanted for the robbery, even though no one can explain how!
Then there are the FBI agent and Interpol colleague (Mark Ruffalo & Melanie Laurent) who are tasked with tracking down the criminals and the whole time, there is another figure, the one with the hood who's seemingly pulling all the strings but the twist - who is it?
This is a fantastically crafted and well thought out movie and luckily for the viewer, every trick is explained (eventually) leaving the audience without the annoying trait of not knowing how things are done - a similar release (albeit on a smaller scale) to the one you get at the end of a Jonathan Creek episode.