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Now You See Me

Now You See Me (2013)

Directed by Louis Leterrier

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine

 

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Four magicians who are brought together to form the group The Four Horsemen are tracked by the FBI and Interpol after they commit robberies during their stage acts.

 

The four magicians all have their own set of skills which are shown off at the beginning of the film which is why they are brought together. They bring some amazing magic tricks to the stage for the audiences all while committing bank robberies and giving the money to their viewers. The film plays on the whole illusion trick by having characters constantly saying everything is not quite what it seems leaving the audience guessing throughout the film what is going to happen, much like a real magic trick.

I’m a fan of all the main actors in this film and every single one of them performed very well. Mark Ruffalo has something about him that is making him one of my favourite actors around at the moment.

 

Recommend

I really enjoyed this film. I mean what’s not to like? Magic is fun and entertaining and all the actors are great performers. The film will have you second guessing some bits and you do have to pay attention and think for yourselves at times but sometimes it is nice to do some of the work in your own head and not be spoon-fed everything. Fun for everyone.

 

TheFriedGold rating – 7.5/10Abracadabra

 

Film Fact

Michael Caine was locked in his dressing room for a whole night during the shooting of the movie. Caine fell asleep after shooting and couldn’t hear when the director called the day a wrap. Everyone thought that Caine left and the set was closed. Caine woke up in the pitch dark and wasn’t released until the morning until someone heard his cries for help.

 

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Oblivion

Oblivion (2013)

Directed by Joseph Kosinski

Starring Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman

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Possible Spoilers included

 

The world has been left in ruin by an alien attack and everyone has moved off to Titan to start a new world. Jack and Victoria are still on earth working as part of the clean-up crew to take out any remaining alien attackers and to help extract the planets remaining resources.

 

The film is a massive ball of different Sci-fi elements thrown about all over the place and I don’t really feel like it knows what it wants to be. It is a massive twist filled film but the twists; I thought, were all quite obvious and saw most of them coming from the moment things started to get a bit weird.

As a visual piece the flying scenes around earth and the backdrop looked amazing and the best thing about the film was the music which was provided by M83, who also provided the song that was over the trailer for Cloud Atlas. It also reminded me of the music from Tron: Legacy which was Director Kosinski’s last film.

 

Recommend

As a Sci-Fi film is was ok but not much really happens, it’s all just leading up to twist after twist after obvious twist. I don’t want to say too much as it will spoil bits but if you have watched this and want to have a more in-depth chat please do in the comments section. Is it worth seeing at the cinema? Debatable. Not the best film you will see but all the twists will be ruined for you by the time it comes out to rent.

TheFriedGold rating – 5/10 Predictable popcorn twisting Sci-Fi flick

 

Film Fact

The film was originally supposed to come out in late July but because of the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park the film was brought forward to April