It's good to know that Louis Letterrier's Now You See Me follows the most important rule of having Morgan Freeman cast in your movie: if he's starring, he's narrating.
Freeman's awesome, smooth voice aside, while I can't speak to how it will play out in the full movie, is anyone else kind of put off by the amount of CGI being used here? The great thing about magic as a medium of entertainment is that it's meant to make the audience believe that the impossible is possible. Anything can be made with computers, so that illusion is totally shattered. Say what you will about The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, at least the movie had some legitimate "how did they do that?" moments. Hopefully there will be some of that in Now You See Me.
Featuring a brilliant ensemble cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson (a Zombieland reunion!), Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman (a Batman reunion!), Melanie Laurent, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Common, Michael Kelly, and Mark Ruffalo, Lerrierrier's new film tells the story of a group of magicians who are somehow able to use their skills to pull off incredibly complicated and seemingly-impossible heists - including the robbing of a bank in Paris, France from Las Vegas, Nevada. The movie will be in theaters on May 31st.
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