Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Melanie Laurent. Directed by Louis Leterrier. 115 minutes. Opens May 31 at major theatres. PG
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There’s only one movie magic trick that really matters in the era of computer-generated imagery: convincing us that what we see on the screen could actually happen.
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when CGI can make anything appear before them? Even when the trick involves genuine sleight-of-hand, the presumption is that the computer is the proverbial man behind the curtain. The challenge for filmmakers is to inspire awe rather than yawns.
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Such is the dilemma of Now You See Me, a star-studded bit of hokum from star-crossed director Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk) that adds up to considerably less than the sum of its many parts.
The more you see of the movie and the more elaborate the tricks get, the less you are inclined to believe that humans rather than machines are in charge of the illusions.