Seeing as it’s a Louis Leterrier movie, of course the first trailer for Now You See Me is high energy and loud. Jesse Eisenberg is yelling into a microphone, people are disappearing with flashes of electricity, Isla Fisher’s smile is blinding you, and the contents of a bank’s vault are raining down on a jacked up theater audience. And this is all before the action starts. Then you gets showdowns and chase scenes, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine trading dialogue about grizzled old man doom and gloom, and Mark Ruffalo looking like he’s right in his wheelhouse playing a frazzled and out of sorts police inspector trying to keep up with a team of ultra-competent, bank robbing magicians. Sounds like this movie has something for everyone, no?
Check it out after the break, and let us know what you think.
Well, it is a Leterrier movie, so it should be noted that, while Now You See Me looks like it’s probably going to be a fun time, it’s probably also going to be a fairly slight film. Honestly, the whole thing looks pretty dumb. What’s with those computer animated silk scarves flying everywhere? And what’s with all of those holographic schematics that look like we’re in Iron Man’s lab? Is this a sci-fi film or a movie about magicians?
Regardless, it’s hard to dismiss anything that features Melanie Laurent smirking, Eisenberg acting smug, and Woody Harrelson in a silly little hat. Whether this ends up being a vapid action movie full of convoluted magician jargon or not, it still has one first rate cast.
Now You See Me is one of next summer’s blockbuster hopefuls and hits theaters on June 7.
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