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Now You See Me

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Magic is that unbelievably mysterious part of life that everyone wants to know about. Whether you are a skeptic or a believer magic will always leave you bewildered and wanting more. With so much hype around magic it is no secret that expectations for a film centered on the illusions of wonder would be so high. However, this hype did not scare Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin, and Edward Ricourt from getting together and bringing the magic to the big screen. Summit, the same production company that brought us the Twilight saga, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and American Pie, gladly added this project as a notch in their belt.
An FBI agent and an Interpol detective must partner together to track a team of illusionists, publicly known as The Four Horsemen, who pull off heists during performances and reward their audiences with the money. J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), and Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) make up the fiery quartet. The story follows the four of them as they go from solo acts to partners in crime. Each person receives a tarot card with directions on the back to an inner city apartment in New York. Later in the film it is revealed that this unknown source, from which they are getting all the instructions, is a secret organization called The Eye. After they receive these special blueprints the movie skips to a year later where you can see that success has become a big part of their lives. The performance that starts it all is the one where they rob a bank in France without leaving the stage in Las Vegas. This is when the FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) comes in. Rhodes is the typical overworked character who has seen his fair share of tragedies and the last thing he want...

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... the special effects or the action provided was the best I have ever seen but it flows really well with the story and that is something most movies cannot say. Everything in this film has a specific purpose and I think that is what sets it apart from the other magic films in the industry.
Overall I would say this film is well worth the money and time to watch it. One of the main things a movie must be is enjoyable and this movie is that. It provides an escape from real life where we are constantly searching for a problem into a world where the biggest problems are solved by magic. From beginning to end this movie will have your mind wandering and searching for every possible explanation for what you have just seen. With a fantastic cast, fun special effects and the twists that keep you on the edge of your seat this PG-13 film hits the market demand right on point.
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