Now You See Me is a crime thriller that satisfies. Magic, money, crime, plus size egos, vengeance, and love find expression in this Louis Leterrier film. The power to focus is a gift.
In the IMDB (the International Movie Database) tagline, Now You See Me is a film about ‘an FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.’
Magic well done takes observers into an impossible experience. What is seen cannot have happened. Mouths wide open voicing ahhhhs follow the dramatic and impossible.
Now You See Me is organized around a team of magicians who know each other or know of each other. They are invited to a setting that puts them on a shared mission of Robin Hood actions robed in magic.
The FBI and agent in charge are flabbergasted at the magicians’ hi – jinks and tricks. They look like fools unable to follow the action and are consistently steps behind the magic. The power to focus is a gift.
Millions of dollars and Euros are stolen in Star Trek transporter fashion thousands of miles away. People cheated out of money by corporate greed receive justice and their just dues as corporate big wigs and banks are humiliated to find their holdings drained.
Magic is a form of terrorism of its own. It is in your face saying watch me closely while your mind is stolen. Events that need to be observed are hidden out in the open in plain sight not being seen at all.
Actors in the movie are cross cultural sexy at every age, stage, gender and ethnic group. Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are the classic talents. They are joined by the talented Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Melanie Laurent.
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Watch Now You See Me free – it’s enigmatic because things happen that have been put in place more than 20 years earlier. A magician is presumed dead who was dropped into a river locked into a safe. Neither he nor the safe are ever found.
The bank that is robbed by magic in Paris, France from Vegas is the bank who owned the life insurance policy on the magician that would not pay. The second act took millions of dollars from the person denying the claim.
Now You See Me is a satisfying thrill ride. What goes around comes around. Be careful whose death you disrespect today. It may come back to haunt you. The power to focus is a gift. Do you have it?