Sunday, September 29, 2013
1915 - Now You See Me
I am a sucker for a big flashy con-film - and throw together a cast like this and I'm all-in. It's the story of four-magicians brought together - why? They aren't entirely sure - but they're about to become Robin Hood-esque Magicians on a heist that even they don't understand.
To talk about this film properly requires me to go into SPOILER MODE. But before that I'll say - I liked it - I will absolutely see a follow-up if they make it (although it felt like this whole con had been someone's life's work) - but I did find that the characters were a little one note - and it was almost entirely plot based - nothing wrong with that - I just think the film could have been a lot richer otherwise.
Okay. Now SPOILERS...
You know that the film is going to end with the twist of us realizing that one of the characters is going be the mastermind - it's not going to be a new character - films don't do that. They kept pointing at the French lady (also this film seemed to have a bizarre racist slant agains the French...), so it's too obvious to make it her - she's the assistant - and Morgan Freeman's character is too obvious as well. Ruffalo seemed like the biggest twist, and so to me it only made sense to make it be him. That said, I just don't know about this twist - I'd have to re-watch the film to make sure it fit and wasn't just parlour tricks.
All that said, it was good popcorn entertainment and I will, indeed, take second helpings should they come my way.