There is a certain appeal about magic that invigorates individuals; the Harry Potter series is a prime example of this. Another theme that catches attention and demands interest is crime. If you were to mix these two together, you would create an unstoppable force.
And in this film, they have.
Now You See Me was released on the 8th of August 2013 and it is already being hyped up as one of the top films of the year, but does it deserve that title?
The film centres around four magicians, brought together by a mysterious individual, that create one of the biggest spectacles in the world by robbing a bank during one of their shows. They are known as The Four Horsemen and are pursued by the FBI and Interpol as they embark on three final shows that involve stealing a ridiculous amount of money and giving it to the audience.
Think David Blaine running an Oceans 11 style robbery.
Not only is the premise fresh and invigorating, but the cast is also stellar. The film has Eisenberg, Woody Harreslon, Isla Fischer, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman in the cast, each playing a unique and deceptive character.
To be fair, I didn’t hear much about this film, the only reason I knew about it was when I saw the trailer before Wolverine. Even so, its limited exposure doesn’t really do it justice as I honestly feel it is my favourite film of 2013 so far.
10/10 – I am not even kidding; this film has more turns than the Tour De France and is appealing on every level.
Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.