Now You See Me (2013)
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So disappointing. A great cast, cool concept, and slick style are completely wasted on an irredeemably terrible script. The plot is incomprehensible, increasingly stupid, and misdirected, with some scenes that literally make no sense whatsoever and exist for no apparent reason. The film seems to change its mind about what it wants to be at least three times, and the result is that it ends up being nothing at all. Similarly it can't seem to decide whether it wants to ground all its magic tricks in reality (thanks, Morgan Freeman) or go off the batshit insane end of the realism scale with half-arsed egyptian mysticism and man-eating bubbles, and the resulting combination comes off as forced and decidedly unmagical.
We barely get to see the 'main characters', which just makes it laughable towards the end of the movie when they reminisce about what an epic journey they've been on. In fact the movie probably peaks with the pre-credits scene, or, at a stretch, the first magic show, because after that when it actually tries some exposition it's all downhill at breakneck speed. Ultimately it sacrifices too much looking for that illusive killer twist, but when it finally comes it's predictable and completely unsatisfying. I guess a film can't be The Prestige, The Usual Suspects, and Ocean's Eleven all at once.
This is an absolute mess of a movie.
yeah let's just make our poorly introduced characters spurt out one liners instead of... you know... actually developing. i'm not even exaggerating when i say that there is no development in characters, making it all the more hilarious is when we start hitting the finale and the crew act as though it's been an incredible ride and they've enjoyed knowing eachother. wait, what? who the fuck are these people? what are they doing? why are they robbing banks? what is this ancient egyptian order about? what the fuck is going on?! now on top of that, add all the plotholes, unexplained pointless nonsense and a twist that is obviously pulled out of its ass at last minute, and you have 'now you see me'.
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