HOLLYWOOD (WWJ) – “Now You See Me” is very creative filmmaking. It’s
2. Has a creative plot;
3. Surprises at the end.
The surprise ending, in fact, may be why the movie is called “Now You See Me” because, trust me, the ending is one you WON’T see coming.
“Now You See Me” is about an elite team of FBI agents who are trying to capture a “super-team” of the world’s greatest illusionists, known as “The Four Horsemen.” The Four Horsemen pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt businessmen during their performances, sharing the stolen goods with their audiences. While this thrills audiences and leaves them begging for more, their “victims” are, needless to say, none too pleased. Neither is the FBI, which is doing everything it can to arrest them. That’s no easy task, to say the least, because The Four Horsemen are masters at their game and always manage to stay a step ahead of the law.
The Four Horsemen are J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg, probably best known for his role as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network); Jack Wilder (Dave Franco); Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson); and Henly Reeves (Isla Fisher). Mark Ruffalo stars as Dylan Rhodes, the FBI agent in charge of hunting down The Four Horsemen.
One of the businessmen who becomes a victim of The Four Horsemen is billionaire Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine). Tressler has his hands in a number of ventures and, just like everyone else, doesn’t see what’s coming until it does. And, as I mentioned above, neither will viewers.
“Now You See Me” also stars Morgan Freeman as Thaddeus Bradley, “a notorious debunker of magic.”
One side note: “Now You See Me” is produced by Bobby Cohen, president of K/O Paper Products, who has served as producer on dozens of feature films ranging from the Desert Storm drama, Jarhead, to the wacky Robin Williams comedy, RV. Cohen says he and his partners had been trying to develop a magic‐themed action picture for years. And with “Now You See Me,” their patience has paid off.
“Now You See Me” is rated PG-13.
Check out the official website and trailer here.
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