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Does the Now You See Me trailer go too far?

NowYouSeeMe.jpgI've just watched the rather glossy and fast paced trailer for Now You See Me, a film about a group of high end illusionists whose shows steal from the rich and give to the poor, or rather steal from the evil bankers and give to the good people who bank with them, and while it boasts a strong cast it does look like the illusions are a little over done and far from illusions - transporting a person to Paris instantly?

The film is directed by Louis Leterrier, is written by Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt, and stars Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo, Elias Koteas, Common, and so you can see there's a lot behind it, but I wonder if the trailer is over selling it.

The illusions in the trailer seem so big that they just can't be illusions other than those produced by film, and even if it is just the way the trailer is showing them surely the trailer should show it more as an illusion than anything else as currently it looks like fantasy magic, i.e. something that really can't be made to happen without film editing and CG.

I'm not sure about the point of the film and it seems to be something we've been sold before. Bad guy team who you like and are carrying out faceless and victimless crimes, well apart from big evil corporate that have plenty of money anyway, are being chased by a team of law enforcement agents who are always behind them.

Here's the trailer for Now You See Me from Yahoo Movies through The Hollywood Reporter. Is it going to offer something new and clever or are the illusions too much?

I'm not sure, big cast but is the trailer too big and too slick? Louis Leterrier is directing and that suggests big and lots of action sequences.




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