Friday, May 31, 2013

What's Up With M. Night Shyamalan?

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Now You See Me Mark Ruffalo
Now You See Me: When a movie boasts Mark Ruffalo, Zombieland pals Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Dave Franco, and Melanie Laurent, it seems like there had to be some element that attracted them all to this project, where they can't all be playing leading roles. Considering that Now You See Me is a magician caper and looks more than a little ridiculous, I fear that element may have been really, really liking the movie The Prestige (and with good cause; that movie rules). Or maybe they found the concept of a magician collective pulling off Robin Hood-ish heists as irresistible as I do—though I dearly hope that Eisenberg, Harrelson, Fisher, and Franco don't spend the entire movie speaking in a round, as they do in the trailer. I've been known to enjoy the work of director Louis Leterrier, and his better movies (Unleashed, the first two Transporter movies) are fun, stylish trash—though Now You See Me doesn't have martial arts to fall back on, unless there's something I don't know about Jesse Eisenberg. I've heard the tracking on this movie is decent, so maybe it's not just me drawn to heist-pulling showboat magicians.

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