In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “Lazy, terrible, ineffective, clunky, downright crap.”
OK, so it’s only August but I’m calling it. Now You See Me is the worst movie of 2013 that I’ll see. That’s not to say it’s worse than the latest Wayans Brothers joint, or The Great Gatsby. I’m sure they’re worse, but I’ll never actually see them. Now You See Me has the honour of actually suckering me in, causing me to commit almost two hours of my life to this train wreck. Hey, maybe this movies is magic… Black, evil magic.
I’m not sure what’s less convincing in Now You See Me, the premise that magicians are treated by adoring crowds like rock stars, or that floppy hair and a few days without a shave make Jesse Eisenberg a badass. So, Eisenberg is a slight of hand specialist, Woody Harrelson is a hypnotist, Dave Franco plays Matt Damon’s character form the Oceans franchise and Isla Fisher wears a series of short skirts. Together, they are, the Four Horseman! But the cast doesn’t end there. We also have a slumming Mark Ruffalo, the French broad from Inglorious Basterds and some stellar cheque cashing performances from Michael Cain and Morgan Freeman. (more…)