Now You See Me (2013)


What this movie boils down to is a not very convincing revenge story via four young magicians hired by a mysterious stranger to do various big tricks to scam one person in the final trick. While it’s pretty obvious not too long into the movie against whom the revenge will be enacted and the why is sort of explained (though I do find the reasoning pretty flimsy and the overall revenge pretty petty and small-minded), the reveal of who was actually the mysterious stranger was a complete WTF moment. Not one of those where you’re blown away by its brilliance, but more by its basic inanity. Overall, has the look and feel of a TV movie (less impressive overall and cheaper on all fronts), not one made for cinema.