‘Now You See Me’ Trailer – Want to See a Magic Trick?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 24th, 2013 at 6:45 pm,

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Magicians are all the rage, if the existence of Burt Wonderstone and Now You See Me are anything to judge by. Sure, the former is a goofy satire about the world of modern performance magic (because that institution needed to be taken down a peg) – while the latter is the new heist-thriller from Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier. However, both involve mischief-making magicians.

The first Now You See Me trailer teased the premise of the flick: A group of illusionists pull a heist while seemingly performing on stage at the same time – leaving some very frustrated FBI agents trying to crack the case, by cracking the trick. Today’s trailer offers a bit more of the story – and actual thrills – the film offers. And true to the voice over, the more we see, the less we understand.

Initially it seemed like the ”Ocean’s 11′ with magicians’ comparisons were going to be as inevitable as they were accurate; however, this new trailer actually does intrigue with its unique visuals, and sequences that seem to suggest something science-fictiony or even supernatural could be at work. Then again, it could just be one hell of a scheme that Michael Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) and his crew have planned out. The film is being done by Summit Entertainment (Twilight), which is not known for having well-funded visual effects. Does this film mark a new phase of bigger-budget investments?

The biggest risk with this type of movie is that the final reveal may turn out to be something of a disappointment, especially if it doesn’t hold up logically and/or deliver a payoff equal to the build up. The script was done by Ed Solomon (Charlie’s Angels), Boaz Yakin (Prince of Persia) and newcomer Edward Ricourt – so just factor that variable into the final equation when making up your mind about this flick.

Now You See Me has a pretty eclectic cast, including Esienberg (The Social Network), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Dave “Little James” Franco (21 Jump Street), Common (Hell On Wheels), Woody Harrelson (Hunger Games: Catching Fire), French actress Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) and of course, veteran icons Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.


Now You See Me will appear in theaters (to make your money vanish?) on May 31, 2013.

Source: Summit Entertainment

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  1. I’m looking forward to this one more than some of the bigger-scale summer blockbusters that are on deck. The cast is interesting in their own right & the film itself has a kind of ’21′ meets ‘The Prestige’ feel to it.

  2. *Ahem* “The Transporter” director.

    (Though I did like The Incredible Hulk!)

  3. Ok, my guess?
    1) They have actual powers or abilities
    2) They have access or were given or developed advanced technology

    Because almost none of these magician feats seem even remotely possible, no matter how far you push the boundaries of magic

  4. The first trailer looked really good and showed me enough to be interested. I’ll avoid any further trailers and just watch the movie when it comes out. ;)

  5. Best four words ive read this week: dave “little james” franco

  6. First trailer put this on my list. this trailer just reaffirms its spot. Looks interesting and could have some good twists.

  7. Why do I feel like they’re giving too much away from the trailer?

    • Because it does. It is a very standard plot so it is to be expected. The only thing we don’t know is if they’ll be caught or what the final illusion is. Or computer generated trick.

  8. Was already interested in the movie when I saw the first trailer. Now I want to see it even more.

  9. Morgan Freeman should narrate all trailers, for every movie.

  10. One of the many films I’m looking forward to this year. Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and Woody Harrelson are my main reasons.

    I’m REALLY hoping this isn’t like Inception, in terms of the ending. I will be super p*****.

    Also, no sequels. Enough of that.

  11. Looks like s… The whole thing is so far fetched that it will necessarily lead to plot holes bigger than the us debt to china. The cast seems only dictated by the buzz factor. It’s directed by Louis leterrier (who is a good action director but not a great storyteller) and summit entertainment( which is known for his mindless, very forgettable entertainment). This is going to be subtle….

  12. Yeah, looks incredibly interesting, just like the first trailer. Directors give me pause though…

  13. This has to be one of the worst films I’ve seen in recent memory. Even now I’m still trying to think of the good things to say about this film if any. If I was to pick a highlight in the film it would be Woody Harrelson, whose on screen presence adds some interest and comedic value to the story but apart from that this film was pretty much downhill from the moment it started.

    The motives for the characters are half baked and there is no build up to any of the plot points. Everything is rushed and gives off a this film is too smart for you to understand vibe when it really isn’t. Every scene consists of constant blabbing and for the amount of dialogue in each scene none of it is worth remembering. The main problem I had with the film is the over all story or lack of. Maybe the screen writers ran out of ideas and just thought to themselves “Lets throw in another plot twist for good measure”.

    It’s surprising that such a good cast would agree to be in such a poor film and that so many people on IMDb gave it a good review. If you want to see a good magic themed film then watch the Prestige or the Illusionist as they are well written, tense and enjoyable films compared to Now You See Me, which is just a mess. Don’t waste your money on it.