Magic, twists at every turn and action in every scene.
The cast in this film is really amazing and talented, and together they made this film what it is. One day, a mysterious card with a date and address find its way to J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henly Reeves (Isla Fisher) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), and together they form a team called ‘The Four Horsemen’ that debuts a year later.
In their first act they attempt to rob a bank and it appears to be real, which then attracts the attention of the FBI. Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) is assigned to the case and is followed by Interpol agent, Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent).
Other casts include: Morgan Freeman as Thaddeus Bradley, a person who dedicated his life to exposing these magicians, Michael Caine as Arthur Tressler, the benefactor of ‘The Four Horsemen’ and Michael Kelly as Agent Fuller- assistant to Dylan.
The first act was robbing a bank. In total they have 3 acts. They will surprise you and when you think you’ve caught up with them- you find out that you haven’t. The closer you look, the less you see. This was a really well planned film with twists at every turn and action in every scene. And because there was the element of magic, the events that happened were certainly unpredictable and were always surprising. Actually the 3rd act was just them saying goodbye so wasn’t really an act at all.
One thing though, ‘The Four Horsemen’ were contacted anonymously and only two of them knew each other personally, so why did they stay and do the acts? Why did they agree to come together? I mean they didn’t get any money out of it- they gave that to the audience; so what was the pull? Yea that part was iffy, but apart from that, the whole film was amazing. (OK watched this for the 2nd time, and realized they wanted to be a part of ‘The Eye’. But then we don’t really know what ‘The Eye’ is so..still iffy)
Reminded me of Inception. Films that play with the mind = incredible. Also I personally like films that show the general idea and then go back and show it in further detail and explain what really happened.
I give this a 10/10. (Originally 9 but then I watched it 3 times in the cinema and it was still good to watch the third time, so 10 it is)
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