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Director: Louis Leterrier
Lead Actors: Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco
Producer: Bobby Cohen
Just saw "Now You See Me," release date May 31, 2013. This action packed thriller is perhaps this summer's dark horse. Directed by Louis Leterrier, with screenplay and story by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt, this 116 min caper has enough titillating intrigue to please even the most apathetic of geeks.
The main characters; Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) ,Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Mark Ruffalo (Dylan Rhodes), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), Jake Wilder (Dave Franco) and Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine), all bring an energy packed performance with all the showmanship of true magicians.
In a world of remade and predictable cookie cutter films, this one has more twists and turns than a mountain highway in India. From the get go, they did a very good job of defining each of these characters, as well as letting the audience know what they bring to the table.
With each new element introduced the writers managed to keep you on the edge of your seat, without giving the ending away. Which is unlike most of the films proclaimed block busters for the summer. I for one was glad to not see screen flares throughout the entire film (i.e. Star Trek: Into Darkness), even with all of the bright lights used for the stage scenes.
This film draws the audience in with it's modern reinterpretation reminiscent of the Robinhood tale. By doing and then undoing all of the great happenings, they managed to keep a break neck speed of action without losing the direction of the plot. Final thoughts on this film?
I would go see it again and probably will before it leaves theaters, to see what I missed this first time. The lack of gratuitous nudity and unnecessary vulgarity proves that a great film can stand on it's writing merits alone. I sat the entire movie lost in the wonder that threw me back to how I felt the first time I saw a real magic show as a child. This truly is a wondrous, fun, thought provoking romp through the imagination, which is needed given the current state of the real world as we know it. Three Mike and Ikes.