In the immortal words of The Boyfriend: “This is either going to be really shit, or really good.”
So in that spirit, let’s explore the reasons why I hope this will be good and not shit.
Now You See Me looks a bit like The Prestige wrapped up in the glitzy Vegas packaging of 21. It tells the story of four young magicians, ‘The Four Horseman’, who perform some serious rockstar-David Copperfield magic to rob banks and so forth. The effects look like they’re going to be really cool, but then again, I get super excited for that kind of superficial crap. Hopefully, it’ll err more towards incredibly imaginative real-world magic, and not outlandishly ridiculous Harry Potter stuff (I LOVE HP, but Harry Potter magic should stay in Harry Potter).
At least the cast looks relatively promising. I’m down with anything Woody Harrelson deems worthy. Here are your Horsemen:
I mean, it can’t be that bad if ALFRED, THE HULK, and GOD are in it:
Anyway, here’s the trailer. Pretty intriguing, non?