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

By Jodi Smith | Trailers | April 11, 2013 |

By Jodi Smith | Trailers | April 11, 2013 |

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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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.