(I realize I never mentioned doing these, but I enjoyed this movie a lot and decided to write a review of it.)

Now you see me, staring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, and Morgran Freeman (just to name a few), follows an FBI agent and a Interpol detective who are tracking a group of magicians/illusionists who are pulling off robberies during their shows and reward the audience members.

J. Daniel Atlas (Eisenberg), Merritt McKinny (Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Fisher), and Jack Wilder (Franco) are all brought together by a couple of mysterious cards after viewers see them perform menial tricks and are given mysterious instructions when they are all brought together. They come together as magicians, and call their group The Four Horsemen.

After they choose a member from the audience, they send him to his bank where the money is stolen. That’s where Dylan Rhodes (Ruffalo) comes in to figure out how they did it, where he crosses paths with Thaddeus Bradley (Freeman). Bradley was a magician, who started a show that debunks magicians and their tricks. He shows his audience members step by step how the magician/illusionist did the trick, and why they were fooled.

 

 

The Four Horseman do three large tricks, all of which include giving money to people who need it. They take it from someone who has too much of it, who wronged most of the recipients of the money.

Following the instructions given by no one they ever met, The Four Horsemen do what they were instructed to do. In hopes of getting something at the end of it, but fear they could be getting in way over their heads.

With humour thrown in from most of the characters (Harrelson was my favourite), and the acting was there from every actor. Although, I found I was left with more questions than answers at the end of it. But, the twist at the end had me peeling my mouth off the floor from shock. It was a true twist, and they explained as Freeman’s character did when it came to his fellow magicians.

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