Ashdoc's movie review---Now you see me

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    Four magicians pull off a heist---and with what verve and panache and mind blowing speed.....!!

    Yeah , they are the ' four horsemen ' selected by a mysterious person who prefers to remain behind the scenes to carry off three spectacular heists in the form of magic tricks in full view of the audience . They are carefully selected after close observation of their skills and include a card trick player , a mentalist , a conman and a an escape artist---the last being deliciously and sexily feminine.....

    The film certainly begins well as the four magicians pull of a sensational robbery of a french bank in a magic show in Las Vegas by teleporting a man to the bank and helping him rob the money---money which is showered on the audience watching it . The special effects are dazzling and a visual treat .

    But there's also a person ( played by Morgan Freeman ) who debunks these magicians and shows us just how the magic was not really magic.....

    But who cares....There's the next trick to be pulled off.....
    The movie moves at electric pace and breakneck speed and leaves you with very little time to wonder and ponder about whether it was really magic or not.....

    But as the movie moves on to the next trick you realize that behind it is one man's personal agenda---and that agenda is nothing but revenge.....

    Revenge for past wrongs , revenge for past sins committed against someone.....But the question is---whom ??

    The second trick dazzles you again , but the vengeful motives of the person behind the whole thing become clear too....

    But the police and a beautiful Interpol agent are after the four magicians , though they always manage to stay one step ahead of the cops , and Morgan Freeman the debunker is not far behind too....

    The question again is---why all this elaborate deception , and by whom and for what purpose ??

    Go and watch the movie for that....

    Its in the third trick that the movie fails , for it is way too complicated to watch....and the car chases are something that we have seen in other movies as well....

    In the end , the magician's tricks and special effects become too much to handle , and so does the superfast pace of the movie....

    There's a twist to the tale in the end as the villain/hero reveals himself and his motives , but to me the bigger question was---why would the four magicians take such risks with the police for another person ?? Why would they go to so much trouble for a person they did not even know ??....and that question was left unanswered....

    The movie begins spectacularly but loses its way towards the end....
    Had it been the opposite , with the movie starting slowly but getting better towards the end , then it would have been a good one....
    But then , not all fridays ( actually I saw the movie in sunday ) are lucky for the audience---are they ??

    Verdict---Okay .
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2013
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