There may be a thread for this somewhere but I wasn't seeing it. It comes out at the end of the month and I won pre screen tickets to it for next week. Looks pretty interesting and I've been looking forward to it.
Interested to hear how this is, the trailer makes it look interesting and getting some of the zombiland gang back together is promising, gotta love some Woody Harrelson
I'm not sure why this is taking so long to release. Didn't filming finish like 18 months ago? Not sure if its a good thing or not but cabin in the woods didnt get released unrolled like 2 years after filming
I fear it will go all fantasy bullshit on us with the guys doing real magic. Doing real magic kinda kills the trick in magic tricks.
That looks really damn interesting, and I love the cast. I really dislike going to movie theaters but unless something really bad comes out about this, I'm in.
one of the podcasts i listen to gave it a bad review, but been so long ago i can not remember who and why and it is giving me a headache.
CGI in magic movies just ruins shit. What are we supposed to think as the audience when they do all this ridiculous shit? you can't at the end just say, oh it was props!
This movie is either going to be awesome or terrible, there's no way for it to be anywhere in between.
That trailer definitely reeks of "awesome trailer; bad movie." Am I the only one that felt like it's going to be preachy and pound you over the head with some not-so-subtle message? I haven't decided exactly what the message will be yet, but I'm leaning towards selflessness, corrupt corporations, and/or egalitarianism.
looks like a wait and see what others think kind of movie. not something id guinea pig my cash to see on opening day.
Bah! Droll, very droll, Tarrant! @_@
Had to do it! lol
My vote is they're time travelers with future tech that they are passing off as magic.
My vote is that they are angels or demons (depending on the political leaning of the script writer).
Well I just got back from seeing this. I can tell you both if you really want.
Put it in spoilers for those interested, I just want to know if it was any fucking good.
Neither, but would like to know if it is worth my money?
Personally, I thought it was an alright movie. The romance was very forced though, to the point where it became a distraction a couple of times.
I liked what they tried to do in the movie with keeping everything on the central theme of "The closer you look, the less you'll see" with misdrection and what not. In the end you'll probably see the ending coming that they have planned out but I still enjoyed it.
Would I pay $5 to watch this during the day? Yeah I would be okay with that. Would I fell like maybe my moneys worth wouldn't have been achived had I spent $10 or $12 though? Perhaps. I'm pretty easily entertained when it comes to movies though, I don't nit pick everything I see and just sit back and enjoy things.
That being said there are a few things that left me scratching my head.
I would probably give it a 6.5/7 out of 10.
God, this reminds me of 21 for some reason. Looks amazing in the trailer, but fails to deliver.
Saw this last night at a preview, enjoyed it. Great comedy, lots of action, and the magic was really cool to see. Don't think its anything super special to require seeing in the theater, but a good movie for family or date.
I'm trying to remember the name of the movie I saw years ago basically the same as this. Dude could teleport anyplace and he stole a asston of money in that movie.
Watching the trailer it looked like the same damn thing.
It's not the same thing.
Wife took me to see this for my birthday last night. HIGHLY predictable. Even the "twist" ending. 5/10.
Well of course it was highly predictable. You could tell that from extended trailers and the whole premis was figuting out "magic" tricks.
Be honest. If you like redheads you'll watch this movie and most likely enjoy it.
I thought this was a really fun movie. Great? No. But overall very enjoyable.
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wait for a download. super cheesy, and went in with my 'summer fun time movie' cap still. really over the top and nothing about seeing CGI magic is cool, you know it's not actual magic when it's a live show, so seeing half an hour of just rehearsed and post production magic is just really hard to sit through or give a shit about
I say the movie's main flaw though is not having a character we really cared about. All the magicians were incredibly snarky, sarcastic or comedic, and then they vanish for the second arc of the film, so you just never get really invested in anyone
I agree. One of the only reasons the movie is as fun as it is, is because it's got some great, likeable actors (Eisenberg, Harrelson, Fisher, Ruffalo).
Off topic, I've always liked Fisher (what guy doesn't amirite?) but I heard her talk for the first time in an interview the other day and while I knew she was an aussie I'd never heard her accent before.
blew my mind.
Her being Scottish but raised in Australia is neat and cool.
Her being married to Sacha Baron Cohen is sad and depressing. Guess she's happy with it though, converted to Judaism and 2 kids later.
I'll still see any movie she's in. MMm, redheads.
I just saw it with the wife.
It was a fun movie, I enjoyed it a lot.
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It's out and about in the usual places and I enjoyed it this evening. My copy was a bit dodgy as it interspered earlier scenes from the film during later sequences were I initially thought was a rather strange narrative device I was failing to understand until it did another one right after the padlock at the end which gave the game away. Avoid the 720 YIFY rip and well, yiffing in general!
Likeable cast, interesting set pieces and like others have said, left a lot of things unexplained and was better for it.
If I had to quibble at allSpoiler:
Morgan Freeman is starting to really look old, his bit at the end I was worried he was going to keel over >.<
The main problem of this movie is that we want to spend time with the magicians, but instead we spend time with the poorly written cop duo (and I love Mélanie Laurent to death! Check "I'm Fine, Don't Worry" if you can). The other problem is that it suffers from a chronic form of 'why make it simple when you can make it complicated' (a symptomatic offender being the whole machinery at the NY meeting point... oooh aaaaah oooh... oh... it means nothing). The general pacing of the movie is good though, so it's entertaining, which is something.
i thought it was pretty bad. agree that it would have been better if it had spent more time with the 4 instead of the cops.
I thought it was a great movie, i liked it a lot. even the rather cheesy last 10 minutes. imho the writers showed such imagination and the actors carried that movie extremely well. and you are not supposed to look at the magician the whole time ... you have the assistant (the cops in this case) as distraction.
Pretty meh. Bad story overall. The female magician has dynamite legs.
Any movie that involves magic and attempting to fool the audience I inevitably compare to The Prestige. Now You See Me is entertaining enough, but is quite cheesy when it tries to be comedic or suspenseful, and is no where in the same realm of quality as The Prestige.
This movie had a few too many main characters. When you can't tell who the protagonist is, something is usually wrong.
It also wasn't particularly well made from the standpoint all the typical movie making aspects, like cinematography or acting.
And yet, it was still fairly entertaining. Reminded me a lot of the first National Treasure movie.
Ya it was entertaining enough. For some reason I had a very hard time just accepting things that I knew were CGI and would be (to my knowledge) impossible to do in a live show (like the actors dissolving into various states of matter/particles and whatnot).
I agree that the story telling could've definitely used a second pass before the film went into production. We spend most of our time (or at least I felt like we spent most of our time) with the least interesting characters.
it was a good movie. 5/10
I didn't like it that much for the same reasons I didn't like The Illustionist and loved The Prestige, magic sucks when it's faked with CGI. Tricks like the floating bubble shit, rabbit into a hat and disappearing into a curtain just look fucking stupid.
an understated ensemble that puts the "b" in subtle
failing would be 4.
A war is coming, I've seen it in my dreams. Fires sweeping over the Earth, bodies in the streets, cities turned to dust... retaliation.
Hollywood is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until everything you love is dead.
She's married to Borat, I giggle every time I think about that.
I remember seeing this trailer at the theatre and thinking it looked like an intelligent movie. Well, I just watched it and have to say it's one of the dumbest films I've ever watched. About halfway through the movie, I had a feeling Mark Ruffalo was the mastermind and was really hoping my suspicions wouldn't come true.
real world where it's good enough to not fail.
Except 50% is failing.
Unless it's a video game review and then 7 is failing.
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