So What Do You Really See In The Trailer For NOW YOU SEE ME?!?!
The Kidd here...
If you want to immediately get my attention with your trailer, I highly suggest kicking it off with some Morgan Freeman voiceover. That lets me know you mean business, and Summit Entertainment is more than happy to oblige that idea with the new trailer for NOW YOU SEE ME, the next flick from Louis Leterrier about a group of illusionists using their magic to commit heists while staying one step ahead of the F.B.I.
Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco make up the group who rob from the rich and then give their score back to their audiences, with Mark Ruffalo in pursuit. Throw in Freeman AND Michael Caine AND Melanie Laurent, and I'm very interested to see how this premise plays out.
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Nov. 16, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST
This Came out of nowhere but I thinkI like it!
Nov. 16, 2012, 8:53 p.m. CST
by Norman Colson
Nov. 16, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST
Which is what I'll be having while watching it -Namaste-
Nov. 16, 2012, 9:02 p.m. CST
You, and anyone else who says shit like this are idiots.
Nov. 16, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST
See how I worked that in there...see....see
Nov. 16, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST
There's an interesting visual
Nov. 16, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST
could be all gone in a couple of weeks.
Nov. 16, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST
I know Jesse Eisenberg is one of those actors that nerds love to hate because he's one of the few people that seems more nebbishy than they are, but he looks awesome here, and so does this movie.
Nov. 16, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST
If there's one genre of film where I'll generally be the most willing to be subject to watching even a bad example of it, it's heist movies (well, except for Tower Heist, you couldn't have paid me to watch that :p) I first heard about this months ago and was immediately intrigued. Now seeing this trailer, goddammit I can't friggin wait.
Nov. 16, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST
Dye his hair black, splash some white facepaint and black mascara on his face and he looks JUST LIKE O'Barr's original ART.
Nov. 16, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST
..for explaining this movie to us?
Nov. 16, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST
by Steve Lamarre
and he'll suddenly think he's Max Wright on a crack binge humping homeless dudes.
Nov. 17, 2012, 12:25 a.m. CST
by Scott Sullivan
Hooray for Michael Caine magician movies!
Nov. 17, 2012, 12:31 a.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2012, 12:45 a.m. CST
Con artist who stell from rich and help the people who have been ripped off. And yes con artists just use slight. of hand too.
Nov. 17, 2012, 12:47 a.m. CST
by Longtime Lurker
Where is Batman, huh?
Nov. 17, 2012, 1:25 a.m. CST
by Anthony Torchia
I am the other kind of magician, the scary kind ... are you scared yet? Yeah, me neither I love this trailer. As long as the buzz isn't death itself, me see it
Nov. 17, 2012, 1:54 a.m. CST
Let me guess, the cops will get tricked so badly that the movie's ending will have a cliche twist to it leaving the magicians walk off with a feel-good smirk. No thanks.
Nov. 17, 2012, 2:42 a.m. CST
... I'll add it to my must watch in the theaters list. Trailer has really piqued my interest....
Nov. 17, 2012, 5:48 a.m. CST
dude's not going to see a movie based on his prediction of the what the ending will be. That would be like me not bothering to watch BSG because I know it ends up being Earth. Grow the shit up, dude, that's a piss poor reason to skip something that could end up being fun. It's also nice to see how quickly things escalate once melgibsoncalledmethenword steps in.
Nov. 17, 2012, 5:52 a.m. CST
Stealing roles from his older brother in 3...2...1...
Nov. 17, 2012, 6:23 a.m. CST
Other than that it looks like a lot of fun.
Nov. 17, 2012, 7:14 a.m. CST
He was hilarious in 21 Jump Street, had that same dopey high grin face like his bro, in a good way :D
Nov. 17, 2012, 7:38 a.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2012, 7:45 a.m. CST
Good trailer and I like the premise. Good cast as well.
Nov. 17, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST
Isla fisher is hot too, great cast. Hope it lives up to the trailer...
Nov. 17, 2012, 9:23 a.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST
1. wtf is with all the panning? Did they film this on the Tilt a Whirl? Bazinga. 2. generally, people tend to find magic far less spellbinding when they know the magician probably ate some pizza, took a shit, and rehearsed his lines between the point where the bunny went into the hat and the hat was overturned and it was discovered there was no bunny there at all.
Nov. 17, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST
Well, they've tried everything else. I'm amazed it took them this long to think of magicians.
Nov. 17, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST
Looks more like a combo of The Prestige and Tower Heist. Which makes it look kinda completely stupid. Looks like it will evaporate right after viewing. But ya gotta love the cast.
Nov. 17, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST
If they explain how the tricks are really done...then I'll be down.
Nov. 17, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST
LOVE movies like this one. Adventurous, humorous, suspenseful and one step ahead of the audience with an "oooh, cool" ending! The consumate popcorn flick with loads of hot butter on top. Hope it delivers.
Nov. 17, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST
Sneakers is a great flick by the way, possibly my favorite heist flick. This one looks good though. I am getting the feeling that the trailer is implying that they have some sci-fi teleportation gizmo or actually have some supernatural ability. Then again, a movie about magic heists might not be playing all their cards straight with the trailer. I'll definitely check this one out though.
Nov. 17, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST
Unlike The Prestige... the ending was obvious, the characters one dimensional and the fanboys be damned!
Nov. 17, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST
by Raymond Shaw
Nov. 17, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2012, 4 p.m. CST
Well, I'm at least interested enough to tell you I'm in no way interested. They lost me with the cast, with the basic premise (the tricks won't be authentic and unedited) ... but they REALLY especially lost me mid-trailer and it went from not interested to outright hate. That happened when they showed the robbery gang using giant holography systems to unlock a bank vault using ... wait for it... VIRTUAL REALITY! Gaaahhhhhh.
Nov. 17, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST
So either it's "The Prestige", and there's REAL magic going on, which I think is stupid; or they pull up a "Inside Man/Ocean's Eleven" plot twist and there is a trick on what they are doing, which would be awesome, but judging from the trailer, doesn't seem probable.
Nov. 17, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST
The technology doesn't exist, but they keep putting it in films like it's as common as a toaster. 'Ooh, it's so cool!' Fuck off.
Nov. 17, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST
All you need to know is Louis Leterrier directed it. He will never make a good movie.
Nov. 17, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
Movies about magic are almost as bad as radio shows about magic. The only way a movie about magic could be any good would be if it starred an actual illusionist and the tricks in the movie were real.
Nov. 17, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST
by Rebel Scumb
Otherwise... yeah no interest
Nov. 18, 2012, 2:09 a.m. CST
is that they can use Movie Magic to 'create' illusions that aren't actually feasible in the real world. And invariably, in most of the movies or tv shows that showcase magic, they do. Through the magic of movies we can have 2 Christian Bale's. Granted, The Prestige is basically Science Fiction and the cloning is its What If, so it gets a pass. But take the handcuff scene with the cop. Its really easy to make someone look 'magical' when you have an editing machine and paid actors performing reaction shots to do all the work for you. Cue pompous arrogance on the part of the prick along with utter disbelief on the part of the cop 4tw. That having been said.. if you don't take it too seriously, along with the magic.. the movie actually looks like it could be a bunch of fun.
Nov. 18, 2012, 7:35 a.m. CST
By inspired I mean stolen, of course. Overall... looks kinda interesting. If they hadn't used so much CGI bullshit for the on stage illusions it would have been better.
Nov. 18, 2012, 8:25 a.m. CST
none of the things they do could be "magic" tricks...so this is about real magic/superpowers/super advanced science...sort of like the prestige, where there is no trick...the magic really works.
Nov. 18, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST
this will be good ONLY if there is a high degree of internal logic to the film...if not: fail (coughprometheuscough)
Nov. 18, 2012, 8:36 a.m. CST
Tricks look fake. Cgi. Obviously a surprise twist will occur. Cops will be bungling fools. Jessie eisenbergs character being so arrogant while in an interrogation room is a sure and the handcuff thing done in1/10 second is ridiculous. In the end the ending expected by us a police won't happen and they will grab at holograms while cut poof main characters are walking away with billions. Oceans 11+ the prestige
Nov. 18, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST
Nov. 18, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST
Definitely looks like either some supernatural or Matrix style "magic" going on from the trailer which would be kind of stupid. Plus, I agree with an above poster that you have to reveal to the audience how the big trick at the end is done, which would possibly be difficult to do. Otherwise, you get a cop out "you'll never know how we did it" ending. Making some assumptions here, but I am still interested in the concept. Just not sold by what is shown in the trailer regarding the "illusion" aspect of it.
Nov. 18, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST
Anybody with spoilers or an idea?
Nov. 18, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST
Should tell you this will be ridiculous and overly arrogant "smartest person in the room"? Smack him !!
Nov. 19, 2012, 12:53 a.m. CST
Let me guess, at the end, the all get together and gaze knowingly at each other, while Debussy's "Claire de Lune" plays in the background
Of course, Ocean's 11 stole this completely from one of the great films of all time, "The Right Stuff".
Nov. 19, 2012, 2:15 a.m. CST
a kick-ass movie! Can't wait to see it. Anything with Woody Harrelson ups the cool factor. I'd see it just for seeing him and Eisenberg, the social network and 30 mins. or less guy, on screen together. And Isla is just so hot! And I like magic. Great premise and great trailer.
Nov. 19, 2012, 6:16 a.m. CST
This has been in the planning for a long time. Which will come in handy at the end for explaining how Ruffalo was in on it from the beginning!
by I Max U Mini
Nov. 19, 2012, 7:55 a.m. CST
I'm disillusioned, brother.
Nov. 19, 2012, 8:10 a.m. CST
While we're all waiting for Zombieland 2, that is.
Nov. 19, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST
Finally...Obam...er...a socialists entertaining wet dream of a movie. Steal from rich, give to poor, as if the rich stoled it and the poor deserve it....interesting.
Nov. 19, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST
IF this was directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland and 30 Minutes...), I'd give it a good chance of being good. Louis Leterrier? Has he made a good movie?
Hulk was okaaaay....but.
Nov. 19, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . rolled my eyes at the damn CGI drapes at the beginning, but they still won me over . . .
Nov. 19, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST
Woody FUCKING Harrelson!
Nov. 19, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST
Eisenberg or Woody? Make your bets.
Nov. 19, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST
Obama won. Romney lost. Get over it.
Nov. 19, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST
Eisenberg has been good in what few films I've seen him in thus far (that being his mainstream releases). Don't get me wrong, I'm sure his indie stuff is phenomenal, but I just wasn't motivated to see those projects. Having said this, he still rocks the "smarmy asshole" role and although he's not THE reason I'll see this, I am not deterred to see it. The plot will probably have enough exposition/plot holes to make one's head explode, but again, that's not what I am in it for.
Nov. 19, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST
by Darth Macchio
Is it just me noticing this? Oh and isn't there a quasi-fun-secret group of magicians and illusionists out in California that's been around for decades, maybe even longer...and yet it's current president is Neil Patrick Harris? I mean that sounds all sorts of holy shit awesome right there and we didn't need to do anything remotely close to a heist. And Leterrier...loved his 'Danny the Dog' ('Unleashed' in the states) but this is the same guy who did the excessively crappy Clash of the Titans remake yes? And Wrath too? (didn't see it but heard its worse than Clash)... And yet the anticipatory glee in this thread is as high as it is? Odd...seems spring is in the air after all?
Nov. 19, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST
That character is "Jesse Eisenberg". Fucking hack.
Nov. 19, 2012, 11:44 p.m. CST
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