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I Hate Magicians But Love Me Some Isla Fisher and Melanie Laurent in the ‘Now You See Me’ Trailer (VIDEO)

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bill-swift - April 13, 2013

Magician movies are a tough thing. Sometimes you get a cool one like The Prestige, but usually they turn out to be more like The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Part of the problem is that magicians are inherently uncool. Even the 'cool' ones: David Blaine, Criss Angel...kind of tools. Which is why I'm a little hesitant about Now You See Me. For one thing, the 'magic tricks' you see in the trailer look incredibly fake and use plenty of CGI, so...it's not real trade magic. And even if it was supposed to be fantasy magic...it still looks kind of crappy.

Then there's the whole 99/1% angle they're using about taking from the rich and giving to the poor. They tell a crowd at an expensive theater that a lot of them lost their houses and jobs and have nothing. So...then how did they afford tickets to this expensive gala? And why are they even there instead of out looking for a job or a way to provide for their family. Anyway, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman show up, so it can't be all that bad. Or maybe it's just Jumper with a better cast?



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