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NOW YOU SEE ME

NOW YOU SEE ME

Who doesn’t like magic?  Magic is transformative, the unimaginable becomes a reality; it is awe -inspiring, defies logic and has been around since Jesus Christ did the “loaves and fishes” number a couple of thousand years ago; yes, magic can sway, even convert the most ardent disbeliever. Its fascination is proven ubiquitously by David Copperfield, Doug Henning, Siegfried & Roy, all descendants of the emperor of wizardry, Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weisz 1875-1926).

“Now You See Me”  is a fantastical romp in a surreal, illusionary  galaxy; magicians, masters of “slight of hand”, escape, mental clairvoyance, brought together by an unknown, all-powerful “Oz” of alchemy, dazzling the world with imposing, seemingly impossible, punitive feats; it is flawed, implausible, farcical; simultaneously captivating, enervating entertainment.

Stunning actors keep the film from sliding precipitously into the melodramatic; magicians ( “Four Horsemen”, biblical reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; Revelations, Chapter 6 ): Jesse Eisenberg ( since “The Social Network”  all his performances seethe with intelligence), Woody Harrrelson (forever cunning and funny), Isla Fisher (female filly), Dave Franco (lookalike for his brother, James); law enforcement: Mark Ruffalo (adds depth to the most simplistic roles), Melanie Laurent (luminously lovely, as always); Morgan Freeman (forever fine), trying to regain his reputation as myth-demoralizer.

Enough secrets of the trade are unveiled but never robbing the viewer of tingling, titillating suspense.  “Now You See Me” is a magical “escape” into the realm of wonder; possibly, crouching beneath the inevitabilities of our daily lives are the seeds of magical might, hibernating, longing to be awakened.

THREE STARS!!!

For Now………..Peneflix

Who doesn’t like magic?  Magic is transformative, the unimaginable becomes a reality; it is awe -inspiring, defies logic and has been around since Jesus Christ did the “loaves and fishes” number a couple of thousand years ago; yes, magic can sway, even convert the most ardent disbeliever. Its fascination is proven ubiquitously by David Copperfield, …

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  1. Jennifer Mae Hiles

    I thought the trailer looked awesome. People magazine didn’t give it a very good review but I really want to see it. I think it’s got a fun cast too!

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