We went to see Now You See Me and it was really good. I am becoming more and more a fan of Mark Ruffalo and this just added to that. Sure, Jesse Eisenberg played the exact same character as when he placed Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network but it really worked for this film. Even Woody Harrelson, an actor capable of a wide range from great roles to absolute turddom (I made that word up) turned in an excellent performance.
The best thing about the film wasn’t the acting though – let’s just say the actors didn’t “get in the way” of the good story here. That is where NYSM shines – it is a really good story. Sure, it is cliche in a few places, that’s just Hollywood. The real gift given here is that the story kept you guessing.
As someone who cannot help but calculate possible plots, twists and endings from the moment the opening credit begin, I am usually upset that films are so easy to figure out shortly after they start. This one however, was different. It was engaging and entertaining throughout. I rarely ever say this about a film because I believe life is too short to watch films over again, but I would actually like to see this one again. I want to pay attention to details I may have missed etc… and that, for me means it’s a good film.
RATING 8 out of 10