But Where Did The Lighter Fluid Come From?: The 'Now You See Me' Trailer Is Full Of Illusions.
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But Where Did The Lighter Fluid Come From?: The Now You See Me Trailer Is Full Of Illusions.

By Jodi Clager | Trailers | April 11, 2013 | Comments ()


Now You See Me looks, well. It looks like sh*t to me. It feels like one of those new Scooby Doo movies on Cartoon Network, with Matthew Lillard voicing Shaggy and Mindy Cohn as Velma, mixed with the plot of Ocean's 13. Don't ask me why, but it does. Perhaps it is the goofy music playing in the trailer as Morgan Freeman does his patented Wise Black Man Commentary. Perhaps the smug look on Jesse Eisenberg's face as he talks to tough to Mark Ruffalo before performing an illusion with handcuffs is the point where I give up.

The moronic premise is that "The Four Horseman", a group of magicians, steal from the rich and give to the poor in front of a live audience. That is one of the worst movie plots I've ever read. It's just...well, you go ahead and look at it. Blech. BLECH.


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  • bee

    I prefer nice young Jewish actors like Logan Lerman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ezra Miller, Andrew Garfield, etc.

  • Strand

    "Ocean's Eleven. With magicians!"
    "Go on."
    "Uhh..... Morgan Freeman! The Social Network guy!"
    "The one with the jewfro... and THAT voice?"
    "We'll give him a better haircut and a shitty moustache so you'll almost be convinced he's cool. So they steal all this money and give back to poor people, and by poor people I mean upper-middle class Americans who can afford to see magic shows in Vegas."


  • Bam Bunting

    I mean if anything, this is the most original premise and nicest cast i've seen in a long while.

  • LexieW

    Doesn't look too bad, actually...but this kid does better magic and is actually entertaining. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • Sara_Tonin00

    That was sarcasm, right? It had to be sarcasm.

  • rumcove

    There are too many people in this movie. They should have just used one magician (Harrelson or Eisenburg) but they have four which just seems stupid. I know they wanted to use Laurent and Fisher because they're hot but why little Franco. Freeman, Ruffalo, Caine, Harrelson or Eisenburg is enough. That's all you need.

  • ,

    Eh, isn't there a David Blaine special we can watch instead?

    I don't know what to think about this yet. I'll wait until Pajiba tells me.

  • Cazadora

    A Wall Street revenge fantasy where financial sleight of hand comes up against the real thing? I am all over this one...

  • QueeferSutherland

    This movie will be on FX (or FXX, whichever one "has the movies") nonstop beginning in 2015. I'll just watch it then.

  • the dude

    It looks fun, what the hell! I think I'll watch it. I only wish they had got Michael Caine to do another monologue about magic. 'You're looking for the secret, but you're not really looking. You want to be.... FOOLED!'

  • lowercase_ryan

    but, magic! Bitches love magic!

  • Guest

    No interest.

  • Forbiddendonut

    It doesn't look too bad. I wouldn't see it in the theater, but would certainly catch it on cable or Netflix or something. Strong cast and, at the very least, seeing Jesse and Woody back together will stir up "Zombieland" memories which is always a good thing.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Looks like fun and really who doesn't love a good magic trick? I'm going to watch this, I love the cast, I love the sci-fi-ish look of it, but most of all, I'm a 30 year old who still claps with glee when someone pulls a coin out of my ear. Sue me.

  • Strand

    I don't understand the draw of magician (sorry, conjurer) movies. We go to see people like David Blaine in the flesh because there's a great deal of skill and cleverness required to misdirect people.

    Movies about magicians however, are full of practical effects, CGI and post-processing turned down to make it slightly plausible that a bunch of actors can maybe do this in the real world. There's no mastery or sleight of hand, so I'd rather watch computers fill in things which are completely unrealistic like The Avengers... and then I'll go watch a guy saw a woman in half.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    I think it's mainly a fascination with the trade itself rather than the tricks. I find magicians/conjurers/illusionists interesting because they do something that I can't imagine being able to do. But in this case, I'm mostly attracted to the cast and what seems to be a sort of sci-fi/heist story because I enjoy those kinds of stories.

  • Strand

    I get the fascination with the trade, I can watch the hell out of a magician documentary but movies? Real life tricks are less The Prestige and more GOB Bluth. They're dry, so to make them pop, we get either completely fabricated and impossible tricks or CGI streamers like in this trailer. If you're going to fake basic shit like that, just go the whole hog and actually give them magic powers.

  • johnjr98

    actually looks kind of interesting. don't be cynical :)

  • zeke_the_pig

    Hey if they can make 10:30 in the morning look like lunchtime, I'm in.

  • Joanne Smith

    before I looked at the bank draft that said $4200, I accept ...that...my brothers friend had been actualie bringing in money in there spare time at their computer.. there neighbor haz done this for only twentey months and resantly paid for the loans on there apartment and bought a top of the range Lotus Elise. we looked here, Big31.com

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Holy fuck! They resantly paid their mortgage and bought a Lotus? I had no idea you could make so much money by smuggling cocaine in your ass!

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