Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo
It starts out boring, but you simply gotta see it through to the end. Fisher, Eisenberg, Harrelson and Franco are four magicians who are very good at what they do; magic. Since time immemorial, people have been fascinated with magic and the ones in this movie are no different.
The four are on a quest, but they do not know who put them up to it and they do not know what the end result is. Their magic involves robbing a lot of people (which they do, frequently and spectacularly) and then proceed to escape the cops.
Who’s the cop? Mark Ruffalo (of Avengers fame). He is being driven crazy trying to use logic for a case that is clearly illogical (unless you’re Morgan Freeman, who plays the ex-magician to fraud all magicians). The cast packs a punch (inclusive of Alfred the butler from The Dark Knight trilogy. Who remembers his real name anymore? Hehe) and it’s a good move – a tad confusing, but good.
Anyone else notice that Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo have a lot in common? (when I say a lot I mean 2 movies) – they both act as the Hulk, and they have both acted in magicky magicky movies (remember The Illusionist?) I wonder if they were discussing that on the set?
It gets a 3 and a half out of 5 for me.
p.s. They won't let me put all of the labels in! But I have bested the system:
Woody Harrelson plays a has-been in this movie like in real life, Dave Franco is James Franco's lil' bro and you can tell and he's cute, Morgan Freeman not playing or voicing God, Alfred butler wa Batty